About David

DAVID PESTRAK | noun  /'day-vid' /'pest-rak'/ 
1 Nashville & Winnipeg Country Music Recording Artist;  
2 Acclaimed Guitar Player;  3 Gritty & Honest Singer;   
4 Authentic, & Witty Songwriter;  5 Entertainer 

Most babies are born either head or feet first, but David came into the world guitar first... 

Guitar player since before he can remember, David is also an acclaimed singer & songwriter. Though a first-class musician, he is often described as an entertainer. His style crosses between Traditional Country Music & Modern Country Music, with some Classic Rock influence as well. He takes great pride in what he writes, in what he plays, and in every moment he is on stage.  

At age 14, David joined an established wedding band in Winnipeg, MB as the lead guitarist, which opened his eyes and ears to multiple genres and ages of music, allowing him to sharpen his musical talents and establish a unique sense of versatility. 

After several years of playing cover songs, David decided it was time to start telling his own stories through song-writing. His main passion in music has always been country music, even growing up “when country wasn’t cool” (as Barbara Mandrell sang), and that's where his writing gravitated toward. One of David’s primary goals with his songwriting is authenticity – you can hear his personality in the songs he writes, and truly feel it when he performs.

David has a varied range of songwriting influences (listed below): from the honesty of Jamey Johnson to the wittiness of Brad Paisley. These influences are evident on his first album, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET, which includes a diverse collection of songs such as: YEARS AGO, a gritty song that is based on a true life-story; FASHIONABLY LATE, which has a few twists that you won’t see coming; DRIVEWAY, which is a song written about his childhood, growing up playing on the driveway of his childhood home in West St. Paul, MB; fan-favorite, I MISS YOU TOO (The Guitar Song), which is a love song written about...well, you'll see; and as a tribute to his past-life playing cover songs: a countrified cover of BTO's You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (which also pays homage to his Winnipeg roots).


** David Pestrak - COMING TO  STAGE NEAR YOU **



Songwriting Influences:
• Brad Paisley
• Jamey Johnson
• Phil Vassar
• Ashley Gorley
• Kelley Lovelace
• Steve Wariner
• Garth Brooks
• Bill Anderson
• Eric Church
• Dierks Bentley
• Deric Ruttan

Guitar Influences:
• Brad Paisley
• Randy Bachman
• Randy Rhoads
• JD Simo
• Porter McCluster
• Zakk Wylde
• Eddie Van Halen
• Angus Young
• Mark Galbon 
• Buck Owens
• Vince Gill