About Kal David

Kal and Lauri by Joe Lemieux
Photo by Joe Lemieux

To say that Kal David is just a great Blues guitarist would be a shame, although he is that, indeed. Other Blues guitarists don’t come close to his wide range of styles, the colors on his palette. Kal David is a fine and experienced guitarist who can bring you to your knees with his soulfulness, but don’t miss his depth. Kal David is a singer. A true vocalist, a professional with way above vocal chops. His gritty, yet polished vocals take you on an emotion filled ride. The world is about to wake up to a true living legend of music.

Miss Lauri Bono, music partner of Kal David for many years, is a fully featured member of the band. She is an amazing and dynamic female vocalist. With Lauri, less is always more. Miss Bono sings in a way that she can sound like soft velvet or turn on the gravel and guts and then pull you right back into another soft passage. It’s a gift that she has chosen to share with Kal David as they travel the globe making records, playing concerts and major VIP events.

There is something so special about the chemistry between these two artists. Although each can stand alone, they are a team. They work synergistically for the greater good of the performance or the complete record. There is no comparing who is better than the other, they exist because of and for each other……Perfect Harmony!!

–Bruce Maier, DamnGoodTunes.com

Lauri and Kal’s extensive credits look like the who’s who of the music industry. Working for long periods with Etta James and Johnny Rivers, then Lauri, performing with Bette Midler and Tanya Tucker and Kal doing a long stint with John Mayall and the Blues Breakers and also performing and/or recording with BB King, Peter Cetera, Paul Cotton, Smokey Robinson, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Paul Young, Robbie Dupree and a host of others.

Kal’s dedication to the proliferation of the music he loves has inspired him to pass along his knowledge and experience to the younger gen- erations. As a guest artist at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, Kal has given several lectures/performances for eager groups of some of the nest upcoming talent in the country. In addition to Berklee, Kal has also taught at the National Guitar Workshop. He and Lauri raise funds and give lectures whenever possible to put instruments and music back in the schools. They believe that every child should have the right and access to music education. It is a proven fact that it helps in all other aspects of learning. Music de nes our lives and lights the re of passion. In another teaching endeavor, Kal’s very popular Blues Guitar Master Class DVD series is fueling the re for a lot of new and established guitar players. Kal says, “It is incredibly wonderful and satisfying to share my years of learning and passion for what I do with a class and know that I have made a difference in their lives! Music de nes our lives and lights the re of passion.”

Kal David and Lauri Bono are Blues legends, and just to emphasize that point, Kal and Lauri were inducted into both the National Blues Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame on May 1, 2018.

If you have the opportunity, don’t miss an electrifying Kal David-Lauri Bono performance.


“Kal David’s blues guitar brought Jimi Hendrix’s spirit to life…”
–Groove (review of performance at Barbados Jazz Festival)

“Kal David is a Rock, Soul, Blues veteran and a talented singer guitar- ist who’s played with all sorts of greats over the years….”
–Rolling Stone Reviews

“As grand master of the Bluesbreakers, many of you know me for my long tradition of hiring the best blues guitarists in the business and I am happy to count Kal David as one of the best…. What a talent!”
–John Mayall

“Kal David is an almost unparalled guitarist in the Blues and Rhythm and Blues eld….”
–20th Century Guitar

“My festival line up this year included Bernard Allison, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte…. but Kal David was undoubtedly the show stopper, absolutely amazing!”
–Lloyd Peterson, Promoter; 2006 Baker Mt. Rhythm and Blues Festival

“Years ago I started a jam at the Cinegrill, in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel…. It was one of those nights when a lot of players were just coming on stage un-announced and took a turn playing the Blues. One of those players was Kal David. Kal just plugged in and started playing on some long blues medley we were playing. When it came to his solo, it was like a ashback to my childhood in South Louisi- ana when the real players such as B.B. King, Johnny Guitar Watson, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, and the like would come thru town. The best of the players knew, this guy was the real deal…. I had found my favorite guitar players all wrapped up in one. Kal’s vocal style and sound matched his guitar playing – it was also the “real deal.” Growing up in Chicago had served him well. However, his singing and playing have since evolved into much more. Kal David has become a combo of all the best Blues guitar and vocal styles of the last 35 years….”
–Johnny Rivers