Nominated as a solo perfomer despite his association with his
band, The Mobile Homewreckers, David Todoran was equally
gracious in winning and uncomfortable in being categorized as a
country music performer.
Look, Paula Jo Taylor & Legacy
[were] nominated, and they’re far more ‘real’ country than
I am. She should have won the award,” Todoran said.
Well, the talented singer, songwriter
and guitarist has gotten used to all this by now. Although more
comfortable wearing the label of Americana, Todoran understands
that the addition of steel pedal guitar player Bob Craven to the
Homewreckers gave the band its underlying country sound.
“Bob’s a real country music guy. He’s played with a lot of
real country musicians,” Todoran said.
If Todoran has far more in common with
Steve Earle and John Prine than with Clint Black or even Keith
Urban (for whom he’s opened at the Scottish Rite Theater),
Todoran has impeccable local music credentials. He and Kenny
Taylor were the backbone of the Red Belly Boys before many of
the people at the Whammy Awards show could get into places with