The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Writing in Billboard Magazine, critic Gordon Ely described the Taters as “determinedly-and gleefully-forging a path with no limits or end in sight. This is music for which you’ve been waiting a long, long time… Without a trace of self-consciousness or pretension, the Taters draw up a formula that can rightly be claimed as their own”.
David Burney is the lead singer for The Johnny Folsom 4, a Johnny Cash tribute band in North Carolina. When he’s not taking on The Man in Black, David does a great rendition of fellow Highwayman Waylon Jennings.
David grew up in Leland, NC, where he cropped tobacco, played baseball and listened to his parents album collection. While his father preferred the classic country songs of Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Johnny Cash, and Roger Miller, his mother leaned towards the R&B greats – Sam Cooke, Fats Domino and Chubby Checker. To David, it was all simply great music.
Today, David makes his home in Wendell, NC. In addition to belting out Johnny Cash hits, he is a designer and a leadership coach. He has three children and is happiest when he’s boring them with his corny jokes and bad advice, or when he’s sharing ice cream with his 2-year-old grandson whose name, by the way, is ‘Cash.’