About David Willingham
Founder of Aton in 2003, Willingham is an accomplished musician, composer and producer. Growing up in the Dallas area he began playing the trumpet as a young boy in school. Currently heading up Aton and managing Third EyeLand Productions, Willingham has played with numerous artists and bands; Yerba from 1998 to 2001, Page 43 with Jason Davis from 2001 to 2003, Erykah Badu's "Jam Session" featuring Comon and Talib Kweli, for the Dallas Can Benefit Concert Bronco Bowl 2001, "Stan Kazz" funk and jazz band, 4th trumpet chair in the Dallas Jazz Orchestra 2002-03, Future Soul Sound Clash 2003-present, Cas Haley, Wood Belly and most recently in the horn section live at Granada Theater Dallas with Emily King and Dwele. In the recording studio, Willingham has worked with Spoon Fed Tribe's in the release of We Are Part Of The Problem, 2003; additionally, in January, 2008, Willingham and his Third EyeLand Production Company released Aton's debut CD, Reunify. The CD, mastered at Tuff Gong studios, includes nine tracks of reggae/jazz influenced music, and one cover of P. Sanders "The Creator has a master Plan." David Just recorded a duet with legendary reggae singer, Luciano and is currently Producing Playing and writing a Debut Solo EP, Lonely People due for release July 2009. David Reaches out to connect with his influences on this solo project. This EP Features reggae legends Earl "Chinna" Smith on guitar, Chris Meredith on Bass, Lloyd “Obeah” Denton on Keys "HorseMouth" Wallace on Drums as well as Dallas's Finest. David delivers powerful lyrics with titles such as Pray and We Are All as well as Miles Davis, Agustus Pablo inspired instrumentals . Willingham brings a conscience voice for social awareness and community by spreading the message of love, hope and unity in the world.