Woodstock’s David Malachowski is a guitarslinger.
He’s toured all over the country making his fretboard magic with folks like roadhouse honky-tonkers Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, British blues pioneers Savoy Brown, old-school country singer Janie Frickie, the Band’s Garth Hudson and a little Canadian singer named Shania Twain.
In addition, he’s been a longtime regular on the Nippertown music scene, playing with – among others – blues legend Ernie Williams, alt-country combo Mechanical Bull, popster Greg Kroll and the short-lived but potent rock supergroup Nobody – which also featured J.J. Hogan (Bloom), Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne, Owl) and Melanie Krahmer (Sirsy).
He’s also served as musical director, guitarist and actor in a number of productions at Albany’s Capital Repertory Theatre, including the ever-popular “Always…Patsy Cline,” “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” and “It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues.”
And lately, he’s also been heading up another supergroup musical aggregation, the Woodstock AllStars. He’ll be leading them into The Linda in Albany on Friday (January 22) and the Iridium in Manhattan on Wednesday (January 27). The band includes drummer Gary Burke, bassist Graham Maby, organist Pete Levin, vocalist Machan Taylor, pianist Daniel A. Weiss, harmonicat Dennis Gruenling and saxman Erik Lawrence.
But one thing that Malachowski hasn’t done during his illustrious musical career is to make a record of his own. Until now.