David grew up a 3rd generation musician. His father, Kenny Kalmusky, along side of Richard Manuel, left their band The Revols in 1958 to join one of the earliest renditions of The Hawks, which is described in early chapters of Levon Helms book,"This Wheel's On Fire". Kenny went on to tour and make records with Ronnie Hawkins, Todd Rundgren, Jerry Reed, Ian & Sylvia, and was one of the founding members of the folk rock band The Great Speckled Bird who's self titled debut record was the 1st LP to launch the Bearsville Record label. David was exposed to the studio, literally at birth, grew up in the studio, recording and playing music. David hit the road when he was 16, and has worked in the studio as a producer, mixer, engineer, multi instrumentalist, with acts & artists including Journey, Vince Gill, Justin Bieber. Small Town Pistols, Hunter Hayes, Neal Schon, Emerson Drive, The Road Hammers, John Oates (Hall & Oates), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Carolyn Dawn Johnson, The Wilkinsons, and a long list of easily 100 more acts.