Landslide top vote-getter at the Falcon Ridge (NY) Folk Festival's "Most-Wanted" competition (1996) and NAIRD "Indie" nominee (singer-songwriter album of the year - 1994) for Digging Through My Closet, DAVID ROTH has gained national attention for his unique songs, moving stories, and powerful singing and subject matter.
Since emerging from another nationwide field of several hundred songwriters to open the 1987 Kerrville (TX) Folk Festival as its New Folk winner, the Chicago native (and two-time national anthem singer for the NBA's Michael Jordan-era Bulls) has garnered accolades for his performances, writings, recordings and workshops. Roth has since been a songwriting judge at the Napa Valley (CA), Tumbleweed (WA), and South Florida Folk Festivals in addition to singing "Earth" at the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations and having his "Rising in Love" performed at the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in 1991. "Manuel Garcia" and "Nine Gold Medals" both appear in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) performed David's "Spacesuits" on the 1999/2000 PPM tours in addition to recording "If You Can't Fly" for his latest children's album. The BOSE Corporation includes "Taller Than My Hair" and "Five Blind Men" on their recent "best of new folk" compilations sold in Bose stores worldwide. David has recorded 8 CDs on the Wind River label (with a 9th and 10th in Germany on Stockfisch Records). Through out the U.S., he shares his knowledge and skills by conducting his acclaimed workshops and seminars for adults and children. David has been living on Cape Cod since 2000 after 8 years in Seattle.