David Northrup is a Nashville based drummer with work that includes touring, recording sessions, education and international drum clinics. David’s recording and performance credits include a multitude of artists over varying genres. His versatile list includes Rick Derringer, Boz Scaggs, John Waite, John Mellencamp, Les Dudek, The Disco Biscuits, Wynonna, Travis Tritt, John Michael Montgomery, The Oak Ridge Boys, T Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Jo-El Sonnier, Pam Tillis, Lee Greenwood, Doug Stone and Ty Herndon. David’s most recent work includes touring with country superstar Joe Nichols.
Produced by Grammy winning Producer Shane Theriot, David Northrup released his debut solo instrumental CD “Shapes” in 2020. Slick and greasy, this project includes heavy groove instrumental music that is inspired by his drumming influences Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi and Steve Jordan. Performances include the legendary George Porter Jr of The Meters and Adam Nitti on bass, New Orleans jazz great David Torkonowsky and Pat Coli on keyboards, Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Hall and Oates) and Mike Miller (Gino Vannelli, Chick Corea Electric Band II) on Guitar, Eric Crystal and Mark Douthit on Saxophone. This project includes several Theriot compositions and a unique latin arrangement of the Miles Davis classic, All Blues!