Biography

David Raven… drummer, singer, composer, has worked primarily as a studio drummer in Los Angeles since 1981, and has worked on more than 2,000 records, as well as music for movies and television.

Raven has recorded or performed with  Shelby LynneKeith Richards, Mike Ness, John Doe, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Vaud & the VilliansGreg Ginn (of Black Flag), Meat Puppets, SlashDave Alvin, Nellie McKayTonio K, The  Mutaytor, Carlene Carter, Marvin Etzione, Jim Lauderdale, Matt Redman, East Mountain South, Jay Farrar, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), David JCrystal Lewis, Fernando Ortega, Michelle Shocked, Anne McCue, Tom McRae, Peter Case, Don Was, Steve Taylor, Gerry Beckley (of America), Mark Heard, Kim Wilson (of Fabulous Thunderbirds), The Surfaris, Vonda Shepherd, Robben Ford, Ricky Martin, Dillon O’Brian, Leah Andreone, Bobby Womack, Michael Des Barres, Steve Jones (of the Sex Pistols), Dread Zeppelin, Jewel, Paula Cole, Delaney Bramlett, Hank Thompson, James Intveld, Sun 60, Sass Jordan, Nancy Sinatra, Lowen and Navarro, Jimmy Z, Amy Grant, T Bone Burnett, Barry Goldberg, Jude, Grey Delisle, Beth Hart, Carole King, Lucinda Williams, Mojo Monkeys, etc.

 

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Raven has had his songs placed in the television shows “Parks and Recreation”, “One Tree Hill”,”Bluebloods”,”Desire”,”Angel”, “Felicity”, “Alias”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Chronicle”, and “Senior Year”. He has composed music for “The Style Channel”, “Tyra”, “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “Extra”, and “Celebrity Justice”, and co-composed a drum ensemble piece for the burning of the man ceremony at the Burning Man art festival, 2003.

He has performed on the soundtracks of the feature films: “Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl”,”Brokeback Mountain”, “Hurly Burly”,”Everlasting Piece”,”Tryst”, and “Never Been Thawed.”