David Mansfield

David Mansfield is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1981 Maranatha! Music God Loves Country Music Guitars, Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro
1982 Harry Browning Sweet Harmony Strings
1982 Laury Boone Browning Sweet Harmony Strings
1983 Michael James Murphy Surrender Guitars
1984 Daniel McClenaghan Winning The West Fiddle, Dobro
1984 Bob and Joy Cull Last Horizon Fiddle
1984 Pat Terry The Silence Violin
1984 Rob Frazier Cut it Away Guitar
1984 Mark Heard Ashes and Light Fiddle, Dobro, Lead Guitar
1985 Mark Heard Acoustic Fiddle, Dobro
1985 Mark Heard Mosaics Lead Guitar
1985 Bob Bennett Non-Fiction Guitars
1986 Tonio K. Romeo Unchained Mandocello, Violin
1995 Darrell Mansfield Mansfield and Co. Engineer

David Mansfield

David Mansfield (born September 13, 1956, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer.

Raised in Leonia, New Jersey, his first band was Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends, which also included two sons of Tony Bennett.

Bob Dylan asked Mansfield to tour with him on his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour; he remained in Dylan's band through their 1978 world tour.

After the Revue ended in 1976, Mansfield and two other members of Dylan's band, T-Bone Burnett and Steven Soles, formed The Alpha Band. The band released three albums, The Alpha Band in 1977, Spark In The Dark in 1977, and The Statue Makers of Hollywood in 1978.

In 1986 Mansfield was an initial member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range, including playing the title instrument on the hit "Mandolin Rain". However he left the Range before their first tour.

Since The Alpha Band broke up, Mansfield has continued to work as a musician in sessions for Dylan, Burnett, Johnny Cash, Nanci Griffith, Roger McGuinn, Sam Phillips, Mark Heard, The Roches, Edie Brickell, Spinal Tap, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Victoria Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen and others.

Mansfield composed the music for the 1980 film Heaven';s Gate — he appeared in the movie, playing the fiddle on roller skates — and has since gone on to write scores for a number of other films, including others directed by Heaven's Gate's Michael Cimino. Mansfield cobbled together the soundtrack album for Songcatcher. He also composed the music for the soundtrack to The Ballad of Little Jo (1993), a movie written and directed by Maggie Greenwald, whom he married in 1993.

David Mansfield. (2013, October 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:00, April 17, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Mansfield&oldid=579529675

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