Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 8 - February 2000
No one is more thrilled to finally have a Martin D-41 to perform and record with than acoustic guitar player, singer and songwriter David Mallett. After playing a number of other guitars over the last thirty years, including a well-worn D-18 that he refuses to take on the road, Mallett now utilizes his new D-41 with a confidence and presence that was previously unapparent.
David’s career began in the early 1960s, when he and older brother Neil performed as an Everly Brothers-style country duo in their native rural Maine. Best known for his tune "Garden Song," Mallett’s songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Emmylou Harris, Hal Ketchum, and the late John Denver, among others. Of his guitar, David says "It’s the finest I’ve ever played. I’ve waited a long time for it." (Courtesy of Len Jaffe)