Seemingly inspired in equal measure by Bill Withers and folk-soul cult hero Terry Callier, Atlanta, GA's Anthony David (full name: Anthony David Harrington) moved from his original base of Savannah to become further involved in music. Shortly after getting settled, he struck up a friendship with India.Arie and penned a song for her debut, 2001's Acoustic Soul. At one point, he had even been Arie's manager. Later warming to the idea of being a performer in his own right, rather than just a songwriter, he hooked up with the local Brash label, who released 3 Chords & the Truth (2004) and The Red Clay Chronicles (2006). (Dome issued both of the albums in the U.K.) Through Arie's Universal-distributed Soulbird, Acey Duecy was put together for a 2008 release; it combined tracks from the two independent releases for greater exposure.