David Bryson, (born 5 November 1961), is a guitarist and vocalist for Counting Crows. He was a student of guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. Prior to forming Counting Crows with Adam Duritz, he produced recordings by Duritz and Duritz' band The Himalayans from San Francisco. Bryson owned and operated Dancing Dog Studios in Emeryville, CA from the mid-80s until it closed in 1997. Many of the San Francisco Bay Area's best acts recorded at Dancing Dog with Bryson producing and engineering.
Bryson was a member of the Bay Area band Mr. Dog prior to founding Counting Crows with Duritz. Before that, he was a member of the Berkeley-based band, The Clique, which was signed briefly to Bill Graham Management during the mid-80s.
He is not to be confused with Dave Bryson, the drummer for Angel Tip and Damnation A.D.Source