David and Kelly joined forces in Tucson, AZ while both were working the night club circuit in their own bands. Soon after teaming up, the two married and went "on the road" playing large dance hall venues which took them from Arizona to Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and all over New Mexico.
While on the road, the couple spent about a year and a half working a nightly house-gig in Santa Fe, New Mexico and were invited to appear on an album project which was a compilation of select local artists. The album received rave reviews from the local press and strong regional air play.
During their "Road Warrior" phase David and Kelly opened shows for national acts such as Vern Gosdin, Mel McDaniel, Commander Cody, David Frizzell, Johnny Paycheck, Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, Sammi Smith, Dave Dudley, Moe Bandy, Jerry Reed, and the Late Joe Maphis (King of the Strings) and Roselee. During their shows with Joe and Roselee Maphis, David had the distinct honor of simultaneously playing with Joe on his famed double-neck guitar.
David and Kelly were selected to appear on the Nashville Network television show, "You Can Be A Star" and were winners with their performance of "That''s How You Know When Love''s Right."
Later the couple came off the road and moved back to Tucson for several years where they continued performing in bands around the city.
In 1994, David and Kelly relocated to Houston, TX for a career opportunity. However, the new obligations overshadowed their musical pursuits, which resulted in their musical hiatus. It was about 8 years later that a guitar case was re-opened and the couple started back into their music by joining the HFBSA (Houston/Fort Bend Songwriters Assoc.) and working on their original songs.
David and Kelly recently started performing again as "The Hanshaws" in an acoustic duo format. Performing as a duo is an adjustment from performing in bands, but they are looking forward to lots of fun. (Kelly will tell you she is looking forward to getting better on the guitar... No pressure or anything.)
A new CD project is also in the works.
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