If hearing the blues doesn’t make you stand up and holler, then you’ve never heard David “Git” Cole play the blues. A favorite of the D.C. Blues Society, this native Washingtonian brings the full range of his experience as one of the area’s most versatile musicians to his expression of the blues, arguably America’s foremost musical and storytelling art form. Combining his skills as an ace guitarist with soulful vocals and an engaging personality, Cole deploys his talents as a musician and educator to elevate the blues to its rightful place among America’s cultural treasures.
“He’s a musican’s musician,” says saxophonist and educator Davey Yarborough, who praises Cole’s “attention to stylistic detail.” Paul Carr, a master of the sax who shares with Cole a musical biography that spans the genres of blues, jazz, r&b and rock ‘n’ roll, says of Cole, “There’s a whole party goin’ on inside his guitar case.”
David B. Cole is currently a member of the Capital All-Stars, the big band led by the legendary Bobby Felder. He has played around the world with some of the top names in blues, jazz and r&b, including Percy Sledge, Archie Bell, Little Royal, Regina Bell, the Delfonics, Roberta Flack, The Jewels, The Orioles, Davey Yarborough and Esther Williams, Dick Smith and many others.