David Pichette, Fiddler, Emerson Drive
Violin/Viola Piezo Transducer (3100), Violin Transducer Bridge (1320)
Quote: "I'm a purist and the Barcus Berry Clamp-on Bridge Piezo Pickup is as close as I'll ever get to replicating the richness and depth of the acoustics a violin is designed to produce," stated David Pichette about the Barcus-Berry 3100 Violin Piezo Transducer.
Bio: Born on July 23, 1977 in Montreal Canada, David Pichette has been studying and playing the violin since he was five years old. From classical school to the celtic-folk world, he has perfected his style throughout the years, leading him to his long time passion, country music. He has performed in Europe and Canada with his violin, experimenting with many styles of music throughout his career. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has spent the last five years touring across North America with country music band Emerson Drive. Emerson Drive performs 250 plus shows a year and has had much success along the way. From touring with Shania Twain on her last "UP!" tour in 2003-2004, to being nominated and winning many awards, including fiddle player of the year award twice in a row and group, single and video of the year at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Emerson Drive also won group and video of the year award at the 2007 ACM awards in Las Vegas and the 2007 CMA awards in Nashville. Emerson Drive's first album, Countrified, was released by Midas Records in the fall of 2006. They have already produced three singles so far, including the top 20 hit "A Good Man" and Emerson Drive's #1 hit, "Moments." Emerson Drive won three awards at the CMAs in 2007. The band won Single of the Year and CMT Video of the Year for "Moments" and Group or Duo of the Year. They have also finished recording a brand new album with producers Teddy Gentry of Alabama fame and Josh Leo, set for release in early 2009.
To find out more about David, visit his his myspace: http://www.myspace.com/davidpichette.