Davis Krieg was born in 1965 in St Louis MO. In 1978, he learned to play by drums by stretching his brothers speaker wires over into his room so that he could play along with first Aerosmith and later Led Zeppelin records. Surprised to learn that he had to play more than rock drumset to get into a music program, he started studying piano in 1983 before attending Millikin University, graduating in 1987. Since moving to Chicago in 1988, he has been active in the rock and jazz club scenes, performing on percussion, guitar, and voice. In 1998, he helped found Elastic Revolution, later the Elastic Arts Foundation, which ran Elastic Revolution in Pilsen, 3030 in Humboldt Park, and currently runs Elastic in Logan Square.