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David Hungate

b, *1948 CA
Musician / Arranger / Producer of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. William David Hungate

American bassist, born August 5, 1948, Texas; noted as a member of Los Angeles pop-rock band Toto from 1977-1982. Boz Scaggs's "Silk Degrees" album of 1976 included Hungate and several other future members of Toto. Hungate's tracks featured the "hook" popping bassline on the single "Lowdown," and the lyrical bass fills on "Harbor Lights" and "We're All Alone." Since 1982 he has worked as a session musician in Nashville and has worked with Greg Lake, Bryan Adams, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash and Melissa Manchester among others. Hungate also plays guitar, saxophone and trombone and has produced and recorded with several country artists. He has performed on hundreds of albums, movie scores, TV shows and commercials and has won four Grammys for his work with Toto and Chet Atkins. David Hungate along with the other members of Toto inducted into the Musicians' Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2009.

  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Tahitian Skies/Chief O'Neill's Hornpipe on Another Country by The Chieftains
Heartbreak Hotel on Another Country by The Chieftains
Lament on Souvenir by David Hungate
Jennifer on A Whaling City Sampler by Various Artists & Tom Goux
The Leap on Souvenir by David Hungate
Souvenir on Souvenir by David Hungate
Dreamland on Souvenir by David Hungate
Only A Heart Can Know on Souvenir by David Hungate
Going Home Again on Souvenir by David Hungate
Third Stone From the Sun on Souvenir by David Hungate

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
The Soundtrek SessionsPBT Trio Featuring Paul Smith / Bob Bowman / Todd Strait With Guests Karrin Allyson / Danny Embrey / Rod Fleeman / David Hungate / Mike Metheny / Gary Sivils2001Album
SouvenirDavid Hungate1994Album
SouvenirDavid Hungate1990Album
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