Blues guitarist and singer/songwriter KAL DAVID is known as a musician’s musician for his unparalleled guitar playing. His fifty year career has taken him from Illinois to New York and California where he’s played with John Mayall, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder.
David Raskin began performing with the name Kal David in his late teens as the front man of his neighborhood band, Kal David and the Exceptions. He left the group to join King Records and moved to Los Angeles in 1968.
1970 saw Kal move to Woodstock, new York to form a new group The Fabulous Rhinestones who released several albums before Kal met his future wife Lauri Bono who accompanied him back to Los Angles to do sideowkr for Etta James and Johnny Rivers.
Kal then began playing guitar for John Mayall and released Never a Dull Moment and Double Tuff. At the China Club, the Kal David band headed up the weekly Pro-Jam which drew performers such as Bobby Brown, Joe Walsh and many more.
The early 1990s saw David and Bono move to Palm Springs and form yet another band, Kal David and the Real Deal. This group featured both David and Bono on vocals, along with former Chaka Khan musical director Tony Patler on Hammond B-3 organ and drummer Alan Diaz.
The couple then opened the Blue Guitar blues club above the Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs, which lasted six years, closing in 2004.
David and Bono continue to tour and frequently played at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Los Angeles and the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut.