David is well-known as a crackerjack on the five in his native southwestern Virginia, where he played for several years with The Deer Creek Boys. That group dissolved when Jason Tomlin left to play bass with Junior Sisk, followed not long afterwards by his brother Justin taking up the guitar gig with Nothin Fancy.
David toured briefly with Gold Heart but had resisted a number of opportunities to go full time in music, unwilling to forgo a steady manufacturing job with a company near his home in Bedford, VA. When layoffs were announced earlier this year, the time seemed right to give music a chance, and David was delighted by the offer to work with Darrell.
Most every region of the country has a few pickers like this of world class skill who primarily plays for fun. Bluegrass fans across the globe will soon find another when they learn what a fine banjo man Webb has hired – something Darrell recognizes already.
“I’m very excited to have David Carroll joining the Darrell Webb Band! David is a great player and a true gentleman. I think he will bring a lot of excitement and new energy to the band.”
David is equally excited about this new opportunity.
“I am so happy and looking forward to being part of such an awesome band. Darrell and the guys are great, and it’s going to be a pleasure to work with them.”
Here’s a video of David with The Deer Creek Boys at Galax in 2006. Not only can you get a nice listen to Carroll’s banjo pickin’, it’s fun to see Jason and Justin from seven years ago.
Carroll joins Jeremy Arrowood on bass, Jared Hensley on guitar and Jake Joines on reso-guitar, along with Webb on mandolin and lead vocals in the band. They are in the studio now finishing up a new Darrell Webb Band project.