David Langlois was born in Paris, France, where he took up the drum set at age fifteen. At nineteen, he was hired as a full time musician to play the washboard and drum set. It was then that David invented his signature washboard instrument and polished his unique washboard technique, which immediately attracted several avenues of professional work.
In 2003, after studying various percussive techniques in Africa, Asia and Central America, David moved to New York and has since collaborated with Bette Midler, Paul McCartney, Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, David Grisman, Paquito D' Rivera, Angelo Debarre, Dorado Schmitt, Roger Kellaway, Stephane Wrembel, The Blue Vipers and many others.
The uniqueness, originality and creativity of David's work has garnered a lot of media attention. Most recently, he was featured in Modern Drummer Magazine's November 2013 issue with a three page article and videos. In January 2014, his work was covered in the Wall Street JournalCulture section with an article titled "Musician Takes the Kitchen Sink on Tour."
David performs regularly in prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, Birdland, Iridium, and Joe's Pub. His recording work is included on 18 albums and 5 films.