David Pinsky started the Rhythm Kings in 1988 and has shared the stage with BB King, Bo Diddley, Elvin Bishop, Junior Walker, Otis Clay, Leon Russell, Tower of Power and many other notables.The Kings bring a mix of original and traditional blues to their shows taking you back to the clubs of Chicago and the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta.
The March 2008 release of “ Jump Everybody” , after a year's worth of writing recording and arranging, marked another chapter for his Rhythm Kings. Great solo performances and the addition of old and new Kings to the mix gave Pinsky national and international attention.
In November 2009 the Live disc "Live at the Bella" was pressed from a night in Jacksonville, Oregon's Bella Union Restaurant where everything was cooking for the Kings. "Gary and I mixed it down and we got 11 good tracks out. We wanted to release something that showed the excitement of what a live gig can be." You can hear a couple of cuts on the site.Over the last 3 years David has been focusing more on solo and duo performances. You can see him play at many of the Southern Oregon Wineries where the intimate setting of tasting rooms leads to a more front porch style of blues. Lately the Duo of Pinsky and Broadway Phil Newton has brought the house down in venues all over the state. Last year as representatives of Eugene's Rainy Day Blues Society David and Phil traveled to Memphis and competed in the International Blues Challenge. Though the results weren't as favorable as the could have been David and Phil were interviewed on ABC Memphis news. This year David and Phil were triumphant in their quest to return to the IBC and after a great set at the Waterfront Blues Fest this July in Portland they will represent Portland's Cascade Blues Association this next January on famed Beale Street.
The Rhythm Kings are still together and keep rockin' the Northwest and feature Gary Halliburton on keys, Mark Stever on Drums, John Galloway on Bass, Brent Norton on Lead Guitar and Pinsky on Harp, Guitar, and Vocals.