While born and raised in Nashville, TN, David hitchhiked with his guitar in tow to Hollywood during a college Spring break in pursuit of a folk-singing career. With dreams of singing the songs he knew and loved driving him forward, he began playing venues throughout Southern California. However, upon discovery by actor Fess Parker of acclaimed Disney films such as 'Old Yeller' and 'Davy Crockett', and star of the hit television series 'Daniel Boone', David began an acting career instead, appearing in series such as 'The Virginian' as well as in 'Daniel Boone'. With the distinction of being the only true "Nashvillian" in the cast, his single film credit would be to play a major role in Robert Altman's Academy-Award-nominated movie, 'Nashville' with Lily Tomlin, Geraldine Chaplin, Jeff Goldblum, and Henry Gibson.
With Geraldine Chaplin in "Nashville"
Returning to his musical roots, David established his own solo recording career in Nashville. He quickly hit national country charts with a string of hit singles including 'I'm Walkin'' and 'Wax Museum' , later to add 5 additional albums; 'Move Two Mountains', 'Hit the Road Jack', 'Rise and Walk', 'I'll Sing On', and 'Glory Bound' to his decades-spanning career.
If you closed your eyes, you'd swear it was Neil Diamond himself belting out his '60's hit "Sweet Caroline" or Willie Nelson duetting with Waylon Jennings the country classic, "Good-Hearted Woman". Occasionally using the voices of Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Gordon Lightfoot, David Peel totally captivates his audiences with a huge variety of music styles and crowd-pleasing favorites. Particularly fun is a rendition of the Mickey Mouse Club "theme-song" featuring some of these same voices as young "Mouseketeers"! His ability to also weave in his own music and vocal styles provides a most-enjoyable show.
The '70's at Harrah's Reno
David now resides in Denver, CO, his home of the past 9 years. With a passion for entertaining and sharing his songs with music lovers of all ages, David currently performs throughout the country for private parties, house shows, corporate events, tailgate parties, resort shows, as well as charity benefits. You might even see him at your local Starbucks jamming with customers while enjoying his favorite cup of joe! David Peel captivates his audiences with a large variety of musical styles and crowd- pleasing favorites as well as bringing a fresh sound all his own that people have enjoyed for years and will undoubtedly continue to for years to come.
My Group Performances:
The Folkways (High School)
The Wayside Singers (College)
Take Five (A Randy Sparks-managed folk group)
Rainy Day Friends (Myself and John Wilkinson, guitarist for Elvis)
The Shane Gang (Bob Shane, myself and Michael Hurd)
The Kingston Trio (2004 Christmas Tour: George Grove, Bob Haworth and Myself)
The Peel Family (My own family in Branson '92-'96)
TV and Film:
Daniel Boone (Fess Parker was gracious to personally grant me a couple of roles in this series).
The Virginian (James Drury later became a close friend)
Nashville (This 1975 classic is among the top 100 films of all time)
Move Two Mountains (Chart Records)
It Takes Two (Chart Records duet with Connie Eaton)
Rise and Walk (Christian duet with Laurie Peel)
I'll Sing On (Folk/Gospel)
Glory Bound (Americana/Standards)
Grand Ol Opry
The Golden Nugget (Las Vegas)
Pearl Harbor Naval Base
Silver Dollar City (Branson)
Tony Orlando's Yellow Ribbon Theatre (Branson)
Alabama Music Theatre (Myrtle Beach)