David Weiss was raised in a small secluded town in the Pacific Northwest and grew up practicing his guitar in his bedroom with an intensity bordering on obsession. After high school, he auditioned for and was accepted into the Western Washington University classical guitar program, majoring in music performance. During his college years he met other like-minded musicians and formed a progressive fusion rock band called New Moon Rising. He also found paid session work recording at Legend Studio, at the time one of the world's premier recording facilities and owned and operating by Guess Who & B.T.O. guitarist Randy Bachman.
By his senior year of college, two things happened that would force him to make a life changing decision. First, he received a phone call from Randy Bachman's studio manager offering him a job as Bachman's guitar roadie. Second, Weiss' band New Moon Rising was offered a Canadian club tour by Winterland, a Canadian booking agency. Thus Weiss was faced with three options:
1) Stay in school to finish his music degree
2) Become Randy Bachman's guitar roadie
3) Go on tour with his own band
In 1980, Weiss chose option number 3 and declined Bachman's offer, dropped out of college, and hit the road with New Moon Rising playing the Canadian club circuit in British Columbia and Alberta, four sets a night, six nights a week, month after month, year after year. At one point, New Moon Rising was out on the road for 22 straight weeks. Eventually, the grueling pace of club work took its toll on the band and they disbanded after several years.
In 1984, Weiss married his girl friend, became a father, began raising a family and took an eleven-year hiatus from the music biz.
In 1995, Weiss was encouraged and by former band mate Ken Boynton to record a solo guitar album of instrumental acoustic guitar compositions. In the effort to promote his music Weiss started a web site called BIMA (Bellingham Internet Music Archive) and began promoting not only his own work but other local musicians in Bellingham, WA via the web. Weiss released his debut solo album "Finger Noise" in 1999 to much critical acclaim and transformed BIMA into the non-profit organization known as the Bellingham Independent Music Association to help local musicians in their artistic endeavors. In 2001, Weiss formed a five-piece group called The Letter Street Band and became a popular local band at outdoor concerts and festivals. In 2003, Weiss and Letter Street Band bassist Jim Lowry and drummer Nathan Matson formed a trio called Jacapito, an improvisational world fusion group, which has now evolved into his current musical project, Evolution Trio.
"Finger Noise" - David Weiss solo album, 13 tracks, released 1999
"Burning Cold" - Letter Street Band, 5 tracks, released 2002
"Ambient World Jazz" - Jacapito! 4 tracks, released 2004
"Forgotten Dreams" - David Weiss solo album, 13 tracks, released 2007
"Evolution Trio" - Evolution Trio, 2 tracks, released 2009
"Evolution Trio Basement Demo" - Evolution Trio, 13 tracks, released 2010