"It turned out to be an internet TV station, and I was lying there, in bed, naked!" he cries with horror.
"So was scrambling for my clothes and did the interview in bed, with my hair all sticking up. Gawd knows what they thought!"
Thankfully his camera was pointing at the ceiling, so the TV presenter couldn't quite see the state David was initially in.
Leaving a chilly England, David's looking forward to the trip and reckons he'll see plenty of other UK acts while he's over.
"I'm sure we'll bump into a few other people from England while we're there. I know Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band are there and James Fagan is playing with his family, which is a rare thing as he's Australian of course - so that will be very special."
Once they're back in the UK, the band will find out if they'll retain their BBC Radio 2 Folk Award as they are nominated for Best Group for a second year.
David remains grounded at the prospect of another win, recognising it's all relative.
"You've always got to realise that when someone says you're the best group … you're not, it'd be ridiculous, you're not really the best."