MP3 Dave McCann - The Beginning of the End
Unusual lyrics to easy listening
5 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
"Sing to the Song - Play to the Music" ............ Dave McCann
Dave was 15 when he began writing/producing, singing and playing his life experiences on the guitar in Arizona''s ''valley
of-the-sun'' and by age 20, started carrying the tittle ''professional musical performer'' an interesting and challenging career; hanging and playing with Walon at JD''s and "other up and comers" of the day. Not an unusual story so far, but life decided to challenge Dave just a bit with another tittle - that of being handicapped. Slowly he was losing his eyesight and going blind.
David had began to loose his eyesight at age 17 and by age 21 the blindness, caused by a rare un treatable hereditary condition, retinal degeneration and the blindness was total.. He was playing country at that time, recorded in Nashville and toured with ''southern rock'' mixed with country, from Vegas to Alaska, to broke in the mid-west by 1976 - to being further challenged when insulin dependent diabetes developed.
With the tittles of ''professional musical performer'', and " blind handicapped, insulin dependent" working so well for him - Dave decided to sit home awhile to enjoy the tittles of husband/father, college student - builder and operator of a small recording studio and creator of Brother Noise, a musical satire character he developed/produced and still performs today as contemporary.
Yes, he continued to ''gig-out'', adding a few road trips just to keep sharp and in shape. Beginning with their first show-case in
1986 Dave continues traveling to Los Angeles to perform/support HAPPI (Handicapped Artists Performer and Partners, Inc..) Received his own "little otto" statue. It''s a great personal stretch, with good memories and friends.
1988 found Dave moving to central Oregon to a unique little rural community called Crooked River Ranch,
with his wife and two sons. CRR is an hour away from Bend, which can be found on a map but, CRR is worth finding without
one.. The boys are grown now and so has "the ranch" to about 5,000 people. No stop light yet - but we have Santa Claus,
the 4th of July with a Buffalo feed, a full 18 hole golf course, small rodeo arena, pool, baseball park and amenities to host
CRR''s 3rd annual Jazz/Dixieland music festival.
Challenging learning curves once again, Dave, with the aid of his ''talking'' computer developed and submitted two screen plays
So I will add the tittle "playwright" (but not computer guru'') and yes! twice parade ''Grand Marshall'' ...
but always - always kept his heart with the music performing thru out the "high-desert" area with various bands.
Doesn''t sound to bad ... for this "professional musical performer", challenged because he''s "blind" and insulin dependent.. Write''s and play''s music when he wants. Educated, ran a business, took up the world of screenplays and computers; enjoying family
and lives in wonderful community, with his first CD about to be released, does it?
Well here comes year 2000 and the biggest challenge and decision anyone should have to make . Dave''s kidney''s failed.
He crashed into dialysis - No dialysis meant the end of Dave within a few months. End Stage Renal Failure Patient, what kind
of a tittle was that... and the chorus - a third dependency (handicap). Now, if you think that''s a no-brainier decision or an easy commitment - then you don''t know "dependency" or dealt with their daily issues.
Dave''s challenge and Dave''s answer: his newly released CD, THE UNIVERSAL CHILD, done and ready to be enjoyed.
He calls it "the spirit of a new age" but this CD covers such a variety of styles and is so original, Dave will leave the
categorizing to others. "It moves right along and there truly is something for everyone.", to quote one reviewer.
For now, Dave''s working on his mandolin skills and ready to challenge the concertina...Started on a much requested 3rd CD
"Mc-Favorites, etc." and a Chautauqua piece; "titles/challenges", targeting education/families/service groups but will
of course, include music - what else for this "professional musical performer" who began this journey just a ''song'' ago !
"We want to hear your smile" ... Dave McCann
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Diane Lynn, mcm