David Touchton’s life seems written straight out of a country song, and he, himself born to sing the blues.
Born while his mother was an inmate in a Huntsville, TX correctional facility, Touchton was taken in and raised by his paternal grandparents. His musical education began with his Papaw, who was a honky-tonker himself around the Houston area in the 50’s and was a part of prominent Texas music labels Sarg and Starday.
David Fell in love with music as a boy and scrambled to take as much in as possible, with his early influences being mostly traditional country such as Hank Sr., George Jones, and George Strait. He continued on, learning classic rock and artists such as Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Neil Young, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd.
David left Houston for Austin at 24 years old and immediately his musical horizon was broadened by the introduction of so many local texas artists he’d never known, such as Charlie Robison & Ray Wylie Hubbard. That musical journey of knowledge never stops.
David Touchton is still Austin based and has been playing music in the Texas scene full-time for 6 years now. He has released two EPs, self-titled “David Touchton” and “The Cigarette Sessions”, followed by a double live album, “B-Sides & Suicides” in 2019.
Most recently, David has released his favorite work to date, a full-length studio album, “Wishing Well”, which contains influences from Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, Guy Clark, and even Tom Waits. It is a very personal, in-depth album asking questions of existence and exposing the deepest heartache.