David McMillan

Born in Fort Worth, TX, pedal steel player David McMillan started out initially as a guitarist before switching to bass, but his fate was set when he bought a pedal steel guitar. After some on-the-fly instruction on how to tune the thing from Tommy Spurlock, McMillan began studying the instrument in earnest. He spent four years playing pedal steel with Sound Express, the house band at the Iron Gate Club, then left for a brief stint with Roanoke followed by five years working with Sammy Vaughan & the Cowtown Strings before forming Brazos, which occupied his time for the next four years until he accepted a position at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. There he met Jim and Susan Colgrove, and with the addition of keyboardist Jeff Gutcheon, they formed the band Lost Country. With a versatile palette that arcs from folk and country to jazz, R&B, Western swing, and tejano, McMillan has worked and toured with countless artists over the years, including Reba McEntire, Stone Country, Tony Booth, Delbert McClinton, Wynn Stewart, Chicken Lips, Brent Van Sickle, and Robert Allen. ~ Steve Leggett

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