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Summer Shows In Full Effect!

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

S-U-M-M-E-R! I love summer, oh yes I do … here’s some summer for me, and some summer for you!

We’ve been busy Chickens the past few months and it’s only ramping up, with more summer shows on the way! I hope that you’ll be able to catch one of my summer reading programs at a library near you, or maybe a fun mall performance. Be sure to check out all of my upcoming shows here.

It’s a great time to book fall and winter shows. Just email info@davidchiken.com or call 1-866-FUN-SONG and we’ll make it happen! Hope to see you soon.

Your friend,

The David Chicken Fun Time Band at NorthPark Center!

Getting everyone involved at the South Irving Library.

AC/DC: Amaya Chicken & David Chicken!

Rockin’ in Bonham!


I’m a Schoolhouse Rocker

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint frieneds!

I hope you are doing well and enjoying our beautiful spring weather!

I wanted to say a little “thank you” to a person who was a tremendous influence on me: Bob Dorough, the man behind Schoolhouse Rock. This program literally changed the course of my life. Without Bob’s catchy tunes there would most likely be no David Chicken songs. Bob showed that children’s music could be fun and educational without “talking down” to kids. Watching Schoolhouse Rock cartoons and learning the songs was a pivotal part of my childhood that I cherish. They truly inspired me to attempt, in my own little way, to create something that would have a positive impact on kids as well. That, in turn, has turned into the most fun career I could ever hope for.

Kids, I encourage you to look up some Schoolhouse Rock songs. “Conjunction Junction” is a good place to start. The accompanying videos are fantastic. They may look a bit old, but their messages are timeless.

Thank you Bob. I’ll always be a Schoolhouse Rocker!

Schoolhouse Rock

A New Chick Has Hatched!

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope that 2018 is starting out great for you. I’ve been on a bit of a break, while my wife Sarah and I welcomed a new addition to our family! Fiana Rose Chicken was born October 27, 2017. She is such a sweet baby – she even lets Sarah and I get long nights of sleep on occasion! Lately she has been smiling when she sees us, which is the most rewarding, magnificent thing in the world.

Her big sister Amaya Jane has been fantastic with her. She’s already working on teaching Fiana how to sing! We are very thankful to have our two little angels.

I’m gearing up for a bunch of shows this spring! Please check them all out here.

I hope to see you soon!

Your friend,

Fiana Rose



A Holiday Tradition Continues This Weekend!

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you’ll help us kickoff the holiday season this Saturday, Nov 25, at NorthPark Center in Dallas! We’ll be putting on a free show for our friends at Bookmarks Library, downstairs by the big orange sculpture. Show starts at 2pm. We’ve been playing this show for many years and it’s always a blast.

Bring the whole family. We hope to see you there!

Your friend,


DC Northpark


DC Returns to the Allen Library

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you are having a super-fantastic summer! Ours has been very fun. Staying very busy with lots of library and event shows this time of year.

This week we returned to our old stomping ground: The Allen Public Library! This is a special place for me. We filmed the video for “Book a Trip” there, which is one of my favorites. It was nice performing for the 50th anniversary of the library, since we were there to perform 10 years ago for the 40th anniversary.

Special thanks to my friend Brian Busch for his outstanding accordion work with the show, along with Barrett Bishop, who played his bagpipes for us on stage! As always, Diane Whiting helped keep the show rolling along smoothly with the kids. Oh and we can’t forget Super Diego, who stole the show with his amazing doggy tricks!

A few photos are attached. Enjoy!

Your friend,

DC Goup Dancers Barrett Bagpipes Audience DC & Friends

Interpretive Dance

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope this finds you and your family well. I thought I’d share one of my favorite highlights from my DVDs: A segment called “Interpretive Dance” from Book a Trip with David Chicken. Look closely and you’ll even see some amazing doggie tricks from Super Joanie!

Keep in mind the DVDs are for sale online at the Chicken Store. Enjoy!


Interpretive Dance

Happy New Year from The Chickens!

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope that 2016 was a good year for you. It was a very fun year for our family, as we got to watch our little chick, Amaya Jane, grow into a big 14-month-old! She is quite the little ham, as you can tell by this photo. She keeps Sarah and me on our toes! She certainly loves music, and you never know where that may lead … 🙂

We wish you a fun and prosperous 2017, filled with the love of family and friends. I hope you can catch some of our upcoming shows in the new year. There will be plenty! Stay tuned to this chicken channel.

Happy New Year!

The Chickens

Summer Shows in Full Swing!

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy summer! I hope yours is getting off to a fantastic start. Mine has been very busy! Lots of library and school shows this time of year. Super Diego has been doing a great job with his doggy tricks. I am so thankful that Super Joanie was able to help train him. It really was a turning point. Since then Super Diego has gone on to entertain thousands of kids, and he’s getting better with each show!

My good friends Diane Whiting and Brian Busch have been joining me at the shows. Diane helps with the kids on stage and leads the audience through hand signs on “Under the Willow Tree”, just like Mama Chicken used to do. Brian plays his accordion at the shows and wow, it adds a lot! Who knew an accordion would fit so well with my songs? I sure didn’t! I am very thankful to have Brian, Diane and Super Diego at the shows to help make them better. I hope you can catch one soon! Check here for a list of upcoming events.

Don’t forget to book now for fall and winter events! Call toll-free 866-FUN-SONG (866-386-7664) or email info@davidchicken.com

Your friend,

DC Summer 2016 Collage


Mama Chicken’s Kitchen

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

As many of you know, Jane “Mama Chicken” McMahon was a loving and thoughtful person who cared deeply about the well-being of others. In Mama’s honor we have started a non-profit organization called Mama Chicken’s Kitchen to help the less fortunate people in the Dallas area. We take food and supplies to homeless people downtown and try to brighten their day. This has been going on since Mama was alive, just not in an official capacity until more recently. During that time I believe we have made a difference in the lives of some people who sorely need it.

If you would like to help, please visit Mama Chicken’s Kitchen to make a donation. You can also help by spreading the word about MCK. 100% of everything donated goes directly to the people in need.


Your friend,

Mama Chicken's Kitchen

Spring Shows are Beginning!

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy spring! We kicked off spring break week with a fun show for our friends at Bookmark Library at NorthPark Center. A great time was had by all, as we did a string of David Chicken hits. I even busted out one of my very first songs, “Monkey With a Big Brown Drum”, which was tons of fun! Parents and kids alike enjoyed helping to create the music.

Please keep our show in mind for upcoming spring and summer festivals. Call toll-free 866-FUN-SONG or email through this website.

Your friend,

DC NorthPark drum
DC NorthPark Guitar

The Newest Chicken: Amaya Jane!

Posted on: January 27th, 2016 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you are having a great 2016 so far! The year has been magical for me. My wife Sarah and I welcomed our little girl, Amaya Jane Chicken, to the world on October 29. She has brought us so much joy ever since! Amaya Jane was named after my mama, Mary Jane McMahon, which means so much to me. Mama Chicken shines on in her.

My not-so-secret hope is that one day Amaya Jane will want to be part of the show! Who knows?

In the meantime, we have plenty of fun shows coming up! This is a great time to book your Summer Reading Program shows. Just contact us through the website or call toll-free 866-FUN-SONG.

Happy 2016!

Your friend,

Amaya Jane The Chickens

Festival at the Switchyard show this Saturday

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you’ll be able to join me at a super-fun event this Saturday. The City of Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard is a fantastic time for the whole family! My friend Brian Busch, the talented accordion player, will be joining me as well!

Visit their official site for more info. We will be indoors on the Plaza Arts Stage at noon, Saturday November 7.

See you there my friends!

Recycle Fashion Show

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy Halloween week! I was recently fortunate enough to be a part of an event that felt like Halloween. The Recycle Fashion Show, produced by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, was tons of fun. What a showcase of talent and creativity! I performed “Recycle Bin” to open the show, then played a full show after the contestants had strutted their stuff on the catwalk. Every costume was created from recycled/reclaimed materials. In my opinion each of them was a winner! It truly was too hard to choose just one as the best. Great job everyone!

I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!



Two David Chicken Shows this Weekend!

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends, and happy fall! I’ve been having a great fall season so far, and it’s going to get a lot more fun this weekend with TWO David Chicken shows! One at Mesquite Arts Center at 10 am, and another at Town East Mall at 2pm. Please visit my live show page for more details. I hope to see you there!

Your friend,

Big Show this weekend in Irving!

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope the school year is getting off to a great start for you! I wanted to let you know about a fun FREE event this weekend … the 2015 Irving Main Street Event! The day will be filled with great music and entertainment by some very talented animals. Super Diego may even be helping me out for this one. I hope to see you there!

Show time: 3 pm
Heritage Park, 217 Main Street, Irving, TX  75060

Storybook Land Performances

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

Happy summer! What a July I had. Just as things were wrapping up with my many summer reading club library shows, I got to travel to South Dakota to perform at Storybook Land! It was so much fun to be able to play with the Storybook Land Theater. This very talented group, led by Brian Schultz, was gracious enough to learn some of my David Chicken songs, which we performed live in a castle! I also learned some of their songs, which was great fun.

This was my second visit to Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. I was very happy to return. It is such a fun and positive place, filled with happy and friendly people. I highly recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in the area. Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

I hope the rest of your summer is fantastic!

Your friend,

DC-&-Storybook-Land-Theater DC-Storybook-Show1 DC-Storybook-Show2 DC-Castle


Summer Reading Concerts in Full Swing!

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope your summer is getting off to a great start! Ours sure has. The “Summer of Reading” was kicked off May 19 with me helping Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings promote his Summer Reading Club. It was a thrill to stand up with the mayor and get all the kids saying how much they’ll be reading this summer!

Since then I’ve had a barrage of shows, with many more to come. The show is such a great fit with libraries and their summer reading programs. I’ve been performing “Book a Trip” (the video can be seen here) and it always goes over great.

We have a special free concert coming up tomorrow, Saturday June 13, 1 pm at the Irving Public Library. This event will be celebrating the Chautauqua traveling vaudeville show of yesteryear. What’s really neat is, my grandma (Mama Chicken’s mom), Eola Marie Ruth, traveled with the Chautauqua, along with famous entertainers like Edgar Bergen and his buddy Charlie McCarthy. It will be an honor to tell of Grandma’s involvement with the Chautauqua. I know it would make Mama Chicken proud.

I will also have two great musicians joining me tomorrow: My good friend Jason Gonzalez, who has played drums on every David Chicken recording, and Brian Busch, who is a fantastic accordion player. It will be a really fun show. I hope to see you there!

I’ve attached a few photos from recent shows.

Your friend,

Summer Reading Concerts!

Summer Reading Concerts!

Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I’ll be performing this Tuesday, May 19, at Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas at 12:30 pm. This is part of Mayor Mike Rawling’s Summer Reading Club. I’m very excited to perform at this event. Mama Chicken always wanted us to be a part of it since our song “Book a Trip” is such a great fit with Summer Reading Programs.

It will be a beautiful day in the park. I hope to see you there!


University of North Texas Article on David & Mama

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

My alma mater, the University of North Texas, recently ran an article on me and Mama Chicken! I was very honored to be featured by the North Texan. Another honor was being able to convey how pivotal Mama was to the show, and to who I am today. I miss her very much every day.

I hope you enjoy the article. You can read the full entry here.

Be sure to catch one of my many live performances this weekend for the cities of Euless and Mesquite, Texas. The shows are listed here.

Dingle Burbis,

The University of North Texas article on David & Mama.

The University of North Texas article on David & Mama.

Free Cone Day This Tuesday!

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

It’s that time of year! Once again I’ll be a “Celebrity Scooper” at Ben & Jerry’s Plano this Tuesday at 3:30pm. Come see me and get your fill of some super yummy B&J ice cream. And raise money for cancer research!

See you tomorrow,

David Chicken at Ben & Jerry's

David Chicken at Ben & Jerry’s



NorthPark this weekend & Mama Chicken’s Kitchen!

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We’ll be putting on a super fun free show this Saturday at NorthPark Center for our friends at Bookmarks Library. 2pm start time. My good friend Brian Busch is going to join for a few songs with his accordion! We’ll be downstairs from AMC at center court, by the big orange sculpture.

As always we will be accepting donations for Mama Chicken’s Kitchen at the event. Click here to find out how our new program helps the homeless in Dallas.

I hope to see you there!

Your friend,

Mama Chicken’s Kitchen

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Today I’d like to announce a very special new project: A charity called “Mama Chicken’s Kitchen“. Mama Chicken – Jane McMahon – cared deeply about the less fortunate people among us. While thinking of a way to honor her, we decided to start this organization with a singular goal: getting food and supplies directly to homeless people. We will start in Dallas and hopefully it will grow.

Over the past several months I have been taking food and supplies to people downtown. They are so appreciative and need it so badly. My wife Sarah and I will start going downtown as often as possible – every time we have donations to deliver – and give them directly to the homeless people. 100% of everything donated will go directly to the homeless.

Items may be dropped off at any David Chicken show, or you can make donations online. Please visit the new website for more information.

I love you Mama.


Mama Chicken's Kitchen

Bookmarks at NorthPark show this Wednesday!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! It’s Spring Break and there will be a super-fun show this Wednesday, 10:30 am, at NorthPark Center in Dallas. As usual the show will be for our friends at Bookmarks Library. We’ll be right down the hall from them in the main court by the big orange sculpture. I hope to see you there!

Lots of shows coming up!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We had a super fun show today at Happy House in Red Oak, Texas. It got me excited about all the shows that are coming this spring and summer. I’ve included a few photos from today’s event, featuring the one-and-only Super Joanie! Be sure to check out some of her amazing tricks here!

This is a great time to book school and library shows. We do a lot of summer reading program shows around the state. My song “Book a Trip” is a natural fit!

Book your show today!

Dingle Burbis,

David Chicken, Super Joanie and friends!

David Chicken, Super Joanie and friends!

Super Joanie about to do some amazing tricks!

Super Joanie about to do some amazing tricks!

Everyone loves Super Joanie!

Everyone loves Super Joanie!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving! We are going to be having some of Mama Chicken’s famous stuffing during our meal today. If you’d like to try some too, the recipe is available here!

We will be performing this Saturday at NorthPark Center with our friends at Bookmarks Library. 2pm. Hope to see you then!


Halloween season is here!

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends,

I hope you’re having a great Halloween season. Things have been hard for me with the passing of Mama Chicken. She loved our shows and truly loved performing. Every show I do will be with her memory foremost in my mind.

She very much wanted the show to go on, and so it does. Super Joanie and myself — along with my wife Sarah Chicken — have several fun Halloween-themed shows coming up. One is in the Houston area and the other is in Carrollton, Texas. You can view info on each one here.

Hope to see you at a show. Have a safe and happy Hallowen!


David & Mama Chicken Halloween

David & Mama Chicken Halloween

The Saddest Day

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Hello Friends,

I write you today with the heaviest of hearts. My beloved Mama Chicken passed away this week. She had been fighting lung cancer since December. Mama passed peacefully, with her hand in mine, as I told her I loved her.

She was such a strong and loving person. Despite having many physical ailments, including cancer most recently, she was always up performing at our shows, making children smile. She was singing and rapping as recently as April at NorthPark Center.

Mama’s name away from the stage was Jane McMahon. I play music because of her. She saw that I loved music and art at an early age, and she cultivated those talents by taking me to many, many live musical performances. She arranged painting lessons at age 5. Guitar lessons at age 13. Thank you Mama for giving me the gift of music.

Mama will continue to inspire and guide me through life. She lives on in my heart, and in the hearts of the many who loved her. I know that she now has the best front-row seats for all of my performances.

There will be a Memorial service for Jane McMahon this Saturday at 10:30 am. It will be a celebration of her life, and appropriate for children. More info here.

I love you Mama,


Mama Chicken

BIG shows this week!

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Mine has been a lot of fun so far, with lots of travel and fun shows. Speaking of fun shows, we have two this week that I hope you can make!

The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W Park Blvd #1000, Plano, TX 75093
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Show time: 1 pm

Grand Prairie Memorial Library
901 Conover Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014
Show time: 2 pm

We’ve played both for several years and each is a ton of fun.

See you soon!

Earth Day Celebrations!

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

We will be performing at two big events this weekend for Earth Day! One in the Houston area, another in the Dallas area. I hope you can make one! 

Saturday, Aprli 26, 2014
7200 Town Center Blvd, Sugar Land, TX
Show times: Two shows: 1:15 & 3pm.
Sunday, Aprli 27, 2014
201 N. Ector Drive, Euless, TX
Show time: 4pm

Happy Earth Week!

Spring Break Shows

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

I hope you’ll join us for some springtime fun this week!

Wednesday, March 12, 10:30 am
NorthPark Center for Bookmarks Library
8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75225
Performing by the big orange sculpture, down the hall from Bookmarks. 

Thursday, March 13, 11 am 
Parr Library in Plano
6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75093

See you soon! 


2014 School Shows

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

Now is a great time to book David Chicken school shows! Just call 1-866-FUN-SONG. The show is educational and interactive and promotes:

• Creative Movement
• Exercise & Physical Fitness
• The Importance of Studying
• Musical Awareness
• Recycling & Environmental Responsibility
• Artistry & Imagination
• Reading
• FUN 

We had a super-fun show for the Allen ISD last week. A few photos are included, including one of Super Joanie getting ready to steal the show!

Call 1-866-FUN-SONG to book your David Chicken school or special event show today!

Your friend,

It's show time!

It’s show time!



Super Joanie gets ready to steal the show!

Super Joanie gets ready to steal the show!

New David Chicken Single – “Play!”

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends, Happy 2014! Let’s PLAY!

I have a special surprise for the new year – a brand new David Chicken single! It’s called “Play!” The song is about – you guessed it – going outside and playing. Climbing a tree, riding a bike, going swimming … whatever moves you! Watch the new video here.

You can also buy the song on iTunes here 
and Amazon here

We shot the video with our Emmy-Winning friends at Allen City Television, led by the super-talented director Mark Kaufmann. It was a lot of fun to shoot the video, since we filmed all around Allen at a lot of fun locations with nice people. The video has been used to help promote physical activity within the community. Now we’ll be using it for the same purpose around the world! 

So get out and PLAY and have super-fantastic 2014! Mama Chicken, Super Joanie and I are all doing well. We hope the same for you and your family.

Your friend,
David Chicken

Mama Chicken’s Recipes for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Mama Chicken and for each and every child (and adult) who enjoys our music. 

For some delicious holiday recipes, sure to check out Mama Chicken’s recipes page here. The second listing is for her Superstar Stuffing, which is amazing! It’s my favorite. 

On a related note, we performed “Mama Chicken’s Kitchen” on Wednesday at NorthPark Center and it was a big hit as always. It occurred to me during the song how appropriate it is for Thanksgiving, since Mama is rapping about her amazing turkey and pumpkin pie! Today is a great day to watch the video and get ready for a Thanksgiving feast! You can watch it here

Also attached are a few photos from our show for BookMarks Library at NorthPark on Wed. We’ll be performing there again this Saturday, November 30 at 2pm. See you there! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 



Chicken for Thanksgiving!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends, Happy Thanksgiving week! Wanted to let you know about two upcoming holiday shows that I think you’d like! Both are at NorthPark Center for Bookmarks Library this week:

Wednesday November 27, 10:30 am
Saturday November 30, 2pm
NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

Both are in the main center court, by the big orange sculpture … our usual stomping grounds. We’ll be playing “Snowman the Bop” and some other holiday-themed songs, along with all your David Chicken favorites!

 See you soon!

With all our friends at NorthPark Center!

With all our friends at NorthPark Center!


Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy Halloween! We’ll be putting on a super-duper Halloween-themed show this Saturday evening at Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park! It’s always a great time at this event, with lots of FREE attractions and games for the whole family. I hope to see all the boys and ghouls out and wearing their spooky dancing shoes!

Saturday October 26
Show time: 5:45pm
2540 Farmers Branch Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Admission: FREE!

 See you soon!


David & Mama Chicken Halloween

David & Mama Chicken Halloween

Farmers Branch Ghouls

Farmers Branch Ghouls

Farmers Branch Ghouls

Farmers Branch Ghouls


Free show at Nasher Sculpture Center this weekend!

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Mama Chicken and I will be putting on a super fun show at the beautiful Nasher Sculpture Center this Saturday, October 5 at 1pm! Bring the whole family for FREE admission from 10am – 2pm for Target First Saturday. I love exploring all the amazing artwork at the Nasher. I know you will too!

Saturday, October 5
Show time: 1pm
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Hope to see you there!

David Chicken at the Nasher

David Chicken at the Nasher

Cruisin’ with the Chickens

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

Just a little entry to tell you about a great vacation that Mama Chicken and I took recently. We went on a cruise to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas! And of course I ended up entertaining on the cruise. When I heard they were looking for someone to play Elvis in their Legends show, I knew I had to audition for it. And I got the part! It was so much fun performing with dancers from Australia and England. The band was wonderful too. Everyone on the ship loved the show and called me “Elvis” for most of the cruise. Little did they know that a more appropriate name would be “Elvis Chicken”, ha!

 We explored Key West and learned all about the island. Did you know that Key West is home to the southernmost point in the United States? That was fun to see. We also learned about the classic American author Ernest Hemingway, and even saw his house. He had many six-toed cats, and their descendants are still at his house, most with six toes!

Then we went to the Bahamas and went on a glass-bottom boat voyage. It was fun to see all the sea fish and even some sharks! I sang “Funky Fish Party” to them but I’m not sure if they heard me. I also went snorkeling in Nassau, Grand Bahamas, which was amazing. The reef was so beautiful!

The people in Key West and the Bahamas were super friendly. I highly recommend visiting them someday to learn about their beautiful homes.

Your friend,

Show Today for National “Talk like a Pirate Day”

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

We’ll be putting on a super fun FREE show today at the Smith Public Library in Wylie, Texas. Best of all, it’s national “Talk like a pirate day”! We’ll see you soon, grrrrrh!

Smith Public Library
Thursday, September 19
300 Country Club Rd Bldg 300, Wylie, Tx  75098
Show time: 6pm – FREE show!


Labor Day Weekend Show

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! 

We will be singing, dancing, rhyming and clapping tomorrow at NorthPark Center! Our Bookmarks Library Concert Series continues for a special Labor Day Weekend show. We start at 2pm, by the big orange sculpture downstairs from the AMC. And down the hall from Bookmarks. Catch the show then go check out a book! 

We hope to see you mañana!

Your friend,



Holiday shows around the corner

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I hope you’ve had a great summer! Mine has been pretty busy, having done a lot of summer shows as well as my concerts and adventures in Storybook Land in South Dakota.

This is a great time to book holiday shows. I’ll be heading back to the Midwest this November, for an encore performance in Danville, Illinois at their Festival of Trees. I was born in Normal, Illinois (ironic, I know!) and most of my family is in East Peoria, so it will be good to be back in my first home state!

I’ll be performing in the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville. (Note: the arena sometimes has bumper cars on ice, which sounds like tons of fun!) If you happen to be in the area, my shows will be on November 16 at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

We will also be back at the Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park on October 26. Show time to be announced, but we always go on in the early evening. That whole event is great fun for the family.

Hope to see you at a show soon!

Your friend,




Adventures in Storybook Land

Posted on: July 29th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

What an amazing time I had at Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota this past weekend! I put on 3 shows and all were a blast! So many fun and nice people in Aberdeen, and they really enjoyed being a part of the shows. One of my favorite parts was collaborating with the Storybook Land Theater Group. They are a very talented group and it was so much fun performing with them! At our last big show, in the castle, we did some of my songs and some of their songs. I hope to be able to perform with them again. 
If you’re ever in South Dakota, be sure to visit Storybook Land. And even if you’re just in the region, it’s worth a trip. It is truly one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited. Best of all it’s FREE for the whole family! The area around the park is just beautiful, with camping for tents or RVs. You can even rent a cabin! There are biking trails all around the park that lead to viewing areas for animals like buffalo, deer, CHICKENS, ground hogs and more. 
I will definitely be doing back! 
Your friend,


Happy 4th of July / Royse City Show

Posted on: July 4th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Happy 4th of July! Wanted to let you know that we had a last-minute FREE show added for this Tuesday at the Royse City Public Library. It’s only 30 min east of Dallas by highway 30. Mama Chicken, Super Chachie and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 9, 10 am
C.F. Goodwin Public Library

309 N. Arch St.
Royse City, TX 75189

Hope you have a wonderful & safe 4th of July! I will be spending it at a friend’s family ranch, swimming, relaxing and … enjoying fireworks while listening to patriotic music!

Your friend,


On the road again!

Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

Come kick off summer right this Tuesday at the Rowlett Community Center. It’ll be a FREE show and Mama Chicken and Super Chachie will be there! 
Then we’ll be heading down to San Antonio for a show with Keep America Beautiful on Wednesday. Our “Recycle Bin” song is a great fit with their events. 
And on July 27 I’ll be performing at Storybook Land in South Dakota! I’ve never been before and I’m very anxious to perform there. Looks like an amazing place. I’m sure “Book a Trip” will go over well!
Happy summer!

“Play” music video shoot a wrap!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to all of the families who came out to Allen to help with our new music video. Everyone did a fantastic job. Mama Chicken and I truly appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to creating a great video. 

We shot the final segment for “Play” on Monday of this week. That consisted of me “riding a bike” in front of a big green screen. (It wasn’t really moving). It’s hard to pretend like you’re pedaling when you can’t use the pedals. My legs got tired! But it will look cool once my good buddies at Allen City TV work their magic. 

We also did a scene at the Joe Farmer pavilion, where the Killdares were doing a concert. We got up during intermission and performed “Play” a few times. There were several hundred kids and they really got into it. It was so amazing hearing the kids and the rest of the audience yelling out “Hey!”, “Yeah!” with the song. When I write a song like that, I’m always picturing how it will sound with a big audience. This one greatly exceeded my expectations. How exciting that was! 

I can’t wait for you to see the video. It will be ready within the next month or so. You’ll see it here first! 

Your friend,

David Chicken at Farmers Branch Liberty Fest this Saturday!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Join us for a super fun show at the FREE and SPECTACULAR Farmers Branch Liberty Fest! Located at the beautiful Farmers Branch Historic Park. It’s going to be a beautiful day for it. 

Saturday, May 25
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas
Show time: 12:30 pm

Hope to see you there! 

Video shoot this Saturday morning!

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by David Chicken 1 Comment

Galloint Friends!

We’ll be shooting a music video for my new song “Play” this Saturday morning! We need lots of kids and adults to come sing and dance in the video. We’ll meet at Celebration Park in Allen.
9:30 am, Saturday, May 11
Celebration Park
701 Angel Pkwy, Allen, TX 75002
Please wear bright solid colors. David Chicken hats and shirts would be best! 🙂
This will be produced by the Emmy-winning team at Allen City TV. I’m so happy to be working with them again. Fun fun fun!
See you Saturday!

Two free shows this weekend at Arbor Daze!

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Come out to Arbor Daze in Euless this weekend! It’s a great free festival and we’ll be putting on two shows in the Kidz Zone area: 3pm and 6pm. We hope to see you there!

Arbor Daze  |  201 North Ector Drive  | Euless, Texas

Best of all, they give out FREE TREES at Arbor Daze! Come have a great time and get a new tree to plant in your backyard! 

Dingle Burbis,


Free Cone Day is today!

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

I’ll be scooping FREE ice cream today at Ben & Jerry’s Plano Free Cone Day! We’ll be raising money for the North Texas Susan G. Komen Foundation and having lots of fun. AND you can try my new flavor, David Chicken’s Cookie Time!

I’m scooping from 3:30-5:30 today. Hope to see you there!

Dingle Burbis,


Ben & Jerry’s David Chicken Cookie Time Flavor!

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Well, it’s official, we’ve got our own ice cream flavor! My friend Hunter Rose, the Ice Cream Czar at several North Texas Ben & Jerry’s, decided it was time to rename one of his flavors for the premiere of our new “Cookie Time” single and video.

Special thanks to Nancy Churnin at the Dallas Morning News for documenting the occasion. You can read her article here.

Even though the Sheep-Cow-Horse’s saying “Oop-Scoop-a-Dooperator” means “Please put some spinach on my tutti frutti ice cream”, we didn’t go that route with Ben & Jerry’s. David Chicken’s Cookie Time is a delicious concoction of vanilla ice cream with a chocolate cookie swirl with chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip cookie pieces. Be sure to stop by a Metroplex Ben & Jerry’s and give it a taste!

Your friend,


“Cookie Time” video & music single debut!

Posted on: March 20th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

The music video for my new song “Cookie Time” premiered this week! I would like to thank all of the families who came out to be a part of the video. You all did an amazing job! Be sure to get the music single of the song, available on iTunes and the Amazon Music Store!

My next single will be “Play”, which we will film in the spring with our friends at Allen City Television, the Emmy-winning team who brought you “Book a Trip“, “Recycle Bin“, and of course “Cookie Time“! Stay tuned to my blog and facebook page for announcements about the video shoot!


Your friend,




Recycle-Bowl in Kokomo, Indiana (photos included)

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint Friends!

What a great week I had last week at the Recycle-Bowl!

Keep America Beautiful selects the school that recycles the most material each year and rewards them with a concert and a big check (literally)! Last year the winning school was Rutherford Elementary right here in Mesquite, Texas, where we performed and had an amazing time. The winner this year was Taylor Primary in Kokomo, Indiana! I got to fly up and perform my song “Recycle Bin” for them, which is a natural fit! (We also did a few other tunes that got everyone up singing and dancing). It is such a thrill for me to see hundreds of kids up singing “Recycle bin, so we can use it again!” The greatest joy of songwriting is seeing people enjoying your music. That means even more when it’s a message that you believe in so much.

After my world tour in November, it was small beans to hop up to Indiana! But I very much enjoyed getting up to the midwest, where my roots are. Mama Chicken was born in Walton, Indiana and I was born in Normal, Illinois (a lot of people think that’s ironic, haha!) My Dad and grandparents were all born in the midwest as well.

Everyone was super nice and welcoming. I am thankful to Keep America Beautiful for having me be a part of the Recycle-Bowl each year. I made a lot of new friends at Taylor Primary and hope to see them again soon. Maybe for Earth Day!

Your friend,



David Chicken opening for Polyphonic Spree

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

David & Mama Chicken will be a part of the Polyphonic Spree’s Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday, December 22, 8pm at Lakewood Theater in Dallas. The event is sold out but if you’re planning on attending we’ll see you there! Happy Holidays!

“Cookie Time” music video to be completed soon!

Posted on: December 16th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We’ve been making a lot of progress on the video for “Cookie Time” and it is SUPER FUN! All of the kids and parents did a fantastic job. It is full of energy and goodness, and fits the song well. I can’t wait to show everyone. It should be done right around the first of the year.

My friend Hunter Rose, who owns several of the local Ben & Jerry’s locations, will even be naming a flavor of their ice cream “David Chicken’s Cookie Time” for the week of the premiere. Check my blog for the latest info on everything.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my friends! I hope that you have a great holiday season. We have a lot to be thankful for.

Your friend,

World Tour 2012 Highlights (photos included)

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

Wow, what a magnificent journey I had traveling all the way around the world! The tour lasted for three weeks and it was something I will never forget. In Italy I performed in Naples and Sigonella (Close to Sicily). In Spain I performed in Rota. In Japan I performed at Atsugi, Yokosuka, Sasebo, and Okinawa. And I had two shows in Guam. All of the shows were for U.S. Navy families except for one of the shows in Guam, which was for the Air Force.

Everyone I encountered was so friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to help with the performances and show me around each town to get some local flavor. Special thanks to Kelly, Staci and Antonio. The local flavor was amazing — we ate some really fun and delicious food! (My favorite was Italian bruschetta with fresh mozzarella & pizza and … well, I’m not too sure what all I ate in Japan, but I liked it 🙂

The shows went over very much like shows in the States: Families getting up and having a good time, singing and dancing along to the music. “Funky Fish Party” and “Recycle Bin” were big hits. People seemed to really appreciate the shows. I considered it an honor and a privilege to be able to perform for them.

Some of the non-show highlights of the trip:
-Going to Caserta Palace in Naples, Italy. They filmed some of the Star Wars prequels there and I was very excited to visit. You’ll see in one of the photos that I even had my own light saber!

-Walking the streets of Sicily. My favorite parts were eating at a little Italian deli (delicious pastries!) and photographing the amphitheater ruins in downtown. Sicily has been destroyed seven times by the volcano that overlooks it — Mt. Etna.

-Exploring Japan. I was struck by all of the natural beauty. Nagasaki was especially beautiful. The people were so friendly. It was fun to be considered “exotic”. Note the photo of me with the soccer team. They were especially fun.

-Discovering Guam. I had no idea it was so beautiful there. I went snorkeling and found Nemo! We had a funky fish party! It was an incredible experience. I love snorkeling and plan on doing more.

-Getting reunited with my guitar. My guitar went around more of the world than I did! It was lost by an Italian airline (note to parents) and ended up in Heathrow Airport in London! Note the photo where I am happily reunited with my guitar in the Okinawa airport.

The whole point of the trip was the kids, and I met a bunch of fantastic kids and parents. I am thankful for the opportunity and hope to be able to do it again someday. Thank you for going along on the adventure with me!


David Chicken Live Show a hit in Japan! (photos included)

Posted on: November 17th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galliont friends! The live show has been going over great with U.S. families in Japan! We’ve performed at four Navy bases and it has been a blast. So many nice families, who really appreciate the entertainment. It’s an honor to perform for them. I personally love the Japanese culture as well. We’ve been fortunate enough to get into local towns several times to experience the culture and food. And I must say, I’ve had some very unique and delicious food! Several photos are attached. Enjoy!

David Chicken Rockin’ US Navy Bases in Europe

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

The David Chicken live show has been a huge success in Italy and Spain, bringing homemade American music to families stationed abroad. “This has been an amazing experience so far” said David. “To bring our music to American families overseas and have them react to it so well is very rewarding. This is truly an honor.” David will be bringing the Scakle-riffic fun to more U.S. families abroad over the rest of November. Stay tuned for more photos and postings.

David Chicken starting world tour to entertain U.S. troops‘ families

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments


David Chicken, three-time Emmy® Winner (2008, 2009, 2010 Lone Star NATAS), is about to bring some homemade fun to American families stationed overseas.

Dallas, TX, October 30, 2012: On November 2, David Chicken will begin a journey that will take him around the world. Playing at Navy bases for American families, David will be performing his Live Show Spectacular in Italy, Spain, Japan and Guam throughout the month of November. The show has been a hit stateside for the past decade, with interactive fun and positive messages for kids, including:
• Reading
• Exercise
• Artistry & Imagination
• Recycling
• Good hygiene

The tour coincides with the release of David Chicken’s new app “Brusha Yo Teeth with David Chicken” and the eBook David Chicken Goes to the Dentist, which are available on iTunes and Amazon. David will be performing “Brusha Yo Teeth” on the tour, along with all of his interactive songs that get kids and parents up singing and dancing.

Said David: “I love performing for families. After getting such tremendous reaction to my music in the States, it’s nice to be able to take that music to our troops’ families stationed overseas. Hopefully we can help bring a little piece of home to them.” David will be back in the States just in time for a show at NorthPark Center on November 24 at 2pm.

Successful “Cookie Time” video shoot at Ben & Jerry’s!

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We had a super-fantastic video shoot for our new song “Cookie Time” on Sunday. What a great group! Everyone came to the Ben & Jerry’s in McKinney, Texas, decked out in their best David Chicken gear and chicken hats. I was very proud of all the kids. They really gave it their all when the cameras started rolling. I’d also like to thank Hunter Rose, the Ice Cream Czar for Ben & Jerry’s here locally, for lining up the shoot. He is a good friend.

This will be a really fun video, to match the energy of the song. We should be premiering it in December or January. Stay tuned to the blog for more info!

Dingle Burbis,

Fun at Ben & Jerry's

David Chicken & friends jamming at Ben & Jerry’s for the “Cookie Time” video.

Fun at Ben & Jerry's

Galloint! It’s Cookie Time!

“Cookie Time” video shoot this Sun at Ben & Jerry’s McKinney

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends!

We’ll be shooting a video for my new song “Cookie Time” this Sunday, October 14, 1:30pm at Ben & Jerry’s in McKinney. We’re looking for kids who like cookies AND fruits and vegetables to be in the video. If you’d like your kids to be a part of it, have them wear nice bright colors (David Chicken gear is best!) and come on out to the shoot! It should take about an hour.

Hope to see you there!

Dingle Burbis,

FREE David Chicken show at the Nasher Museum this Saturday, Oct. 6 @1pm!

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! Come join Mama Chicken and me as we get the Nasher Museum singing and dancing! The museum is kicking off Arts in October with free admission and a free concert! See you on Saturday at 1pm!

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201, (214) 242-5100.

Nasher Museum in Dallas, Texas

David Chicken and Mama Chicken performing at the Nasher Museum this Saturday!

Nasher show

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! Be sure to check out our FREE show at the beautiful Nasher Sculpture Center. October 6, 1pm. See you there!


Read for the fun of it!

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint! We had a fantastic show for the Grand Prairie Public Library on Sunday, at the beautiful Uptown Theater. This event was honoring the kids who met their summer reading goals. I’m very proud of each of them, along with all of the kids who read books this summer! Our song “Book a Trip” went over very well, and Super Chachie stole the show with an amazing reading trick. Keep on reading!

Super Chachie steals the show!

We all did the robot dance to “Robotial Dog”.

After singing we did a lot of signing!

Theater show this Sunday

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! We’ll be having a FREE theater show this Sunday! The whole gang will be there: David Chicken, Mama Chicken, and Super Chachie!

Uptown Theater
120 East Main Street Grand Prairie, TX, 75050

I hope to see YOU There!


New songs!

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint! This week was a fun one for me. I spent several days at Nomad studio, mixing three new David Chicken songs. Both “Imagination Station” and “Funky Fish Party” were recorded and mixed there. I work with an audio genius named JT Longoria. He is amazing at taking my rough mixes and making them blossom into well-mixed songs. It’s my favorite part of the process — hearing the songs come to life. These are usually tunes that I’ve worked on for several years, so it’s really neat hearing them come together. I go in there with all of these tracks (usually 30-40 individual recorded tracks) and JT brings them to life as one cohesive song.

The songs we mixed were “Cookie Time”, “Play”, and “Chicken Rambler”. We’ll be shooting a video for “Cookie Time” at the Ben & Jerry’s in McKinney on August 26. If anyone is interested in being in the video, just let me know! We’ll be shooting it with our Emmy-winning friends at Allen City TV. We may shoot a video for “Play” as well in the coming months. Both songs are high energy and are sure to entertain DC fans! I plan to start using all three songs in our live shows in the coming months. So keep your ears open!

Fun stuff

Posted on: August 5th, 2012 by David Chicken No Comments

Galloint friends! We’ve had a bunch of great shows recently. Our show yesterday at the Parks Mall in Arlington was a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed performing there because I grew up going to that mall (well, NorthPark too for that matter). It’s neat to go back to places like that and be the entertainment. We had a lot of families up singing and dancing.

My favorite “growing up” place to visit was Leslie A. Stemmons, where I went to elementary school in Oak Cliff. We performed there several years ago. That was especially fun because two of my teachers were still there and they got a kick out of the show. I’ve added a photo of Mrs. Zyglewyz and me when we performed there. I was so happy that she remembered me!

Welcome to the new DavidChicken.com!

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by 3 Comments

Galloint friends!

I’m so excited to be premiering our new website! We’ve been working on the design, artwork, photography and programming for nearly a year. I wanted to make sure that it had all the fun of the original site. Some of the content of the original has been preserved — primarily the content of the Fun Club.

I’d like to thank Jason Gonzalez for the awesome programming! Also, Glenn Hadsall for the Flash work, which makes the guitar strummable. (More tricks will be added to the guitar soon, so keep checking back). Glenn also contributed some beautiful photography. I’d also like to thank Lindy Franklin for the super duper photography that you see in the top banner sections.

Enjoy! More blog entries will be posted soon, along with more surprises!

Dingle Burbis,

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