Burg pointIt’s 1969 and San Francisco is teeming with musicians good enough to help define the future of popular music in all genres including the blues.  In a VW bus parked in front of his house, David Burgin listened as then rookie KSAN DJ Dusty Street dropped the needle on a Little Walter record. What he heard changed his life forever and playing the harp became his passion.


By 1972 David hooked up with budding slide guitar player Roy Rogers. Roy turned him on to Robert Jonson, Muddy Waters and many other legendary blues players all the while getting together, jamming and honing their skills.

David eventually joined a local Bay area band Lucky Strike. They played all the hot clubs and shared the stage with Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker, Huey Lewis and many others. Great blues music was always on tap somewhere and David was never far from it.


lucky strike     keystone berkeley_jg 1975

After a couple of years with Lucky Strike, David got back together with Roy and formed the duet Rogers & Burgin. They opened up for Maria Muldaur, Jerry Garcia Band, Dickey Betts and others before signing a record deal with a Minneapolis label. During this time David worked his way to a first call session player, recording on “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, Charlie Brown cartoons as well as recording credits with Harry Chapin, Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett, Howard Wales and many others. Hundreds of radio and TV commercials are recipients of his signature sound. (Discography)

A Foot In Th DoorRogers & Burgin recorded the 1978 “A Foot In The Door” with a cast of players including Phil Aaberg, keyboardist for Elvin Bishop; Scott Mathews, Beach Boys drummer; Maria Muldaur, Amos Garrett and Mac Criddlin. The duo continued playing shows until they decided to go their separate ways.

A number of year later David joined his friend Amos Garrett completing several North American tours and two albums.

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