David Karns:

Painter, Bassist, Singer, Writer, Teacher

David Karns is a precise artist with country/rock/Motown/gospel clarity and fullness. Oh, and he's an airbrush artist, songwriter and music instructor, too.    

The Missourian-turned-Nashvillian discovered his absolute love of the electric bass guitar at age 15 when he received his first four-string to assist his father’s gospel quartet. He says a relocation to the Northeast coast landed him mentorships with two important bass instructors: Dave LaRue and Lynne Davis. He then toured with Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.

His adventures continued with Warner-Chappell staffer and Latin writer Javier Mendoza through the Hobo Cane project and multi-chart topping Anthony Smith. David recently served as music director, bassist and backing vocalist with Top 10 country artist Craig Campbell. David's also involved with The Fluxu8ers, who blend progressive classic rock with Dixie Dregs stylings. Currently, David's performing with EMI recording artist Brandon Lay.

David teaches electric bass and music theory lessons from a personal studio in his Spring Hill residence, where he also works as an airbrush artist. 


"I've always gravitated toward life's artistic things. From painting billboards in high school to working briefly in the culinary world, I'm happiest when I'm creating! I believe the greatest things come when we escape the competitive mindset of youth and focus energy on creation. Nashville is such an amazing melting pot. I feel it's the perfect place to be at this stage of my life." 

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