David Brooks has been playing guitar and banjo for over 50 years. He first learned from the banjo player in the “The Stephen Foster Story” in his hometown of Bardstown. Five years later, David was the banjo player in that outdoor musical. For the past 16 years, he has played clawhammer banjo for the weekly contra dances in Louisville. He has taught banjo and guitar at Kentucky Music Week for the past 12 years and at the Louisville Folk School since 2016. He has written occasionally for Banjo Newsletter and has authored 11 Kindle ebooks of tablature for clawhammer banjo. He is active on the Banjo Hangout web site, writing tab for others and providing advice.