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Dave McIsaac

Pocatello, ID [Country, Country Rock, Gospel]

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4.6 Rating | #152 | 168 Votes | 25260 Views |
Clean Livin'
Dave McIsaac is an accomplished musician, singer, song writer, producer and audio engineer. Growing up in S.E. Idaho he began playing violin at the tender young age of 6. He joined the school's orchestra then began playing with the Idaho Falls Civic Symphony when he was only in 5th grade. He was able to perform with the All-state symphony and the All-northwest symphony in high school and went on to study classical violin under the talented direction of Betty Petrie at Idaho State University in the early 70's majoring in Music Education. But before completing his education the performance bug bit him and he knew his life was meant to be on stage rather than in the classroom.

He left Idaho and ventured to the bay area in California where he joined up with a group called Mineral King. After playing in the bay area for around a year the group packed up and headed for Atlanta, GA where a friend of a friend knew someone associated with (You know how the story goes...). The connection he thought they had fizzled out, but they did get rather lucky anyway and landed a man named James Progris who signed them to a management deal and eventually got them a publishing & recording contract with The Lowery Group (Huge at the time!). But drugs, alcohol, and a lot of other things got in the way of good decision making and it all came crashing down.

So the late 70's found Dave McIsaac back in Idaho scrambling for a new direction. Little did he know he was about to enter into the world of Country Music. Playing in a jazz duo he came up with an idea to merge classical, jazz and rock together with an old traditional fiddle piece called The Orange Blossom Special. Not really thinking anything would come of it, he and his jazz guitar playing friend decided to try this new version of music out on an unsuspecting crowd while playing a benefit for the Heart Association. After some polite clapping for their renditions of some classic jazz pieces they played his version of The Orange Blossom Special and got a standing ovation! Next thing he knew, he was to become a much sought after "country" fiddler. For the next 25 years he got to perform with some of the top country musicians in America playing all over the the U.S. and Canada.

Dave McIsaac's music would be hard to describe as genre specific. With influences from Bach to Duke Ellington, from Charlie Daniels to Led Zeppelin, you can find a little bit of everything in his music. Just when you think he's a country fiddler he'll tear it up with a screaming electric violin solo. His latest CD titled "Clean Livin'" is a solo effort and is slated to be released in late December, 2011 by Diddle Records, his own label. Check out his website at Diddle Records

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Dave McIsaac
{ 08-28-2014 23:45 }
I really wish you could hear the original version of "The Devil's Come Back" but I had a little run-in with Universal. They made me rewrite it so there would be no reference to The Devil Went Down To Georgia.
Newsflash Sounds
{ 01-04-2013 13:43 }
You\'ve got some good production there man.5
tanya lynn
{ 03-20-2012 22:51 }
Lisa Goodale
{ 02-27-2012 18:04 }
Hi there! 5 for you
Air Echo Music
{ 02-13-2012 00:10 }
Hello Dave How R U! Ur photo very outstanding, is it the New CD cover? How is everything going? God Bless U Always! Love Peter
Trevor James
{ 01-02-2012 22:44 }
super sounds and showcase - big 5 from me - wishing you all the success in the future.
Dave McIsaac
{ 12-28-2011 17:15 }
Hey everyone! I finally finished the remix & re-mastering of my new CD, Clean Livin'. It's only available on my website right now but will be everywhere in about a week through CDBaby. I hope you check it out.
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 04-15-2011 21:15 }
Sounds great as usual, Dave!
DANNA says:
{ 11-25-2010 00:58 }
Thanks Dave..You sound great too! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Dave McIsaac
{ 11-21-2010 13:41 }
Thanks. And can you believe I actually played the guitar parts myself?
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 11-21-2010 13:34 }
Really like the tune "Irene"!! Keep up the great work, Dave!!
Bill Sterling
{ 09-10-2010 16:58 }
Hi Dave long time no see my friend Damn you sound good .....God Bless Bill
Air Echo Music
{ 07-22-2010 22:57 }
Yeah Bro I'm proud of her, but sometimes when she's urchin I've 2 urge her 2 practice more! This ave, not perfect! Still some hesitate within! & the little camera isn't good enough! Thank U brother! Wish U all the Best my bro!! God Bless U all! Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 04-05-2010 12:16 }
Today Apr6 is our PW 's b-day Marvin Davis,,,, John's bro!! God Bless U!! Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 04-03-2010 12:07 }
HaPpY Easter Brother + Jayden!! Wish U & Ur Family Happy + Good Health!! God Bless U!! Love Peter
Lisa Goodale
{ 12-03-2009 12:49 }
nice fiddling! praying your wife's health improves. here is a 5 for you, God bless ya'll
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 10-17-2009 15:58 }
Thank You Dave and that must be The Blue Birdie of Happiness, that told you of my BDay? That is so Sweet of You and I appreciate your Wishes and Wonderful Words and it's such a Beautiful Gift! I'm proud to know you and listen to Your Excel- lent Music!
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 09-18-2009 21:27 }
Still peekin' in on ya, Dave! Keep it goin' on, brother!
No One Cares
{ 07-13-2009 21:57 }
Your music sounds great. 5 to you...Really like what you've done. Good luck with all of your music....Would love to see what you think of my demo songs.... Cheers, Emery
Bill Sterling
{ 06-05-2009 20:03 }
Always respected you and your music...Hope all goes well for Jayden.... Your friend from the hills.... Bill
Air Echo Music
{ 05-29-2009 21:35 }
In the name of Jesus Jayden will be stable and enjoy in Ur lovely music as we do!!! God Bless U and him!!! Love Peter
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 04-22-2009 09:23 }
Yes Praise God, for his love and healing, Fasting and prayer Dave is always needed with this type of spirit of infermatie. Gone In Jesus Name. Hal la lu ya.
Air Echo Music
{ 04-22-2009 08:01 }
Dear All Pray-Warriors! Please keep on pray for Jayden Until he totally recover!!!! Also pray 4 their Family!! They must b tired in such a long war!! God Bless Dave's Family!! (º.º) Love Peter
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
Dave, Praise God! For that is good news and I'm so relieved to hear that and I pray they can get the swelling to go down now. Thank You for the good news and "Jayden we all love you, Sweetie." You all stay strong and I will pass the word.God Bless!
Dave McIsaac
{ 04-22-2009 00:57 }
Great news from my daughter! They can't figure out what happened, the kidney was swollen but the doctors found NO blockage, NO kidney stones, and NO sediment. What ever it was seems to have just gone away! Thanks for all the prayers!
{ 04-21-2009 15:36 }
hi Dave just letting you know my niece is OK she is out of danger thank God he is so good to us and i pray that jayden gets the same news my prayers and thoughts are with you all day love Sharon
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 04-20-2009 10:44 }
We pray on through, on our knees till we hear, conformation, of Gods touch for you and Jayden, and all our prayer worriors here on showcase and our community churchs, and He's Alive Radio Prayer chain, so we all pray for you Dave, God bless Jorden and you
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
Thank You and My Sister and are praying for Jayden and all of you. I am here is you need me? God Bless!DJ
Air Echo Music
{ 04-19-2009 20:58 }
Hold on Tight Brother!!! God Bless jayden + U!! Xp
Stephen Michael Minnick (Vietnam War Hero)
"Faith, Hope, Love but the Greatest of these is Love." I send my LOVE to you and Jaden/Family In Your Hours Of Need. Your Own Love is Strong and Our Prayer Warrior Team is here For You All. "Be Strong In The Lord and The Power of HIS Might!" Love To All!
{ 04-19-2009 07:24 }
Sounding great yourself there.Reminded me of SIMON & GARFUNKEL to start with.5 for sure. Thanks for kind words and Peter told me of your troubles too.Best wishes and thoughts to you to.
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 04-18-2009 10:57 }
Dave, the Lord is with you, as my prayers are for you and Jayden, God Bless all and bring healing to Dave and his little Jayden, Thank you Lord for your love for us all. Amen
Marvin Davis
{ 04-07-2009 06:07 }
Can you imagine how much we could learn and do, if we lived 500 years or so, 57 just a puff in regards to getting better he he.... Marvin
Realms says:
{ 04-03-2009 04:38 }
Nice...very nice...u got great talent,good song arrangement...very artistic...5 forever
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 03-31-2009 23:35 }
Dave, I Pray for you and all your loved ones and Little Jayden. I pray God can heal him and pinpoint the troubles?God will keep his hand and Mighty Eye on you and is there with you all and especially, Little Jayden!.God Bless You all!
{ 03-30-2009 07:57 }
HI Dave i really hope your grandson will get better everyone in my friend group is praying for him and for your family just have faith in our God there is non greater and He is the creator of all praying for you blessings in God's name shaz
Air Echo Music
{ 03-24-2009 21:08 }
HiBroThks4giving meGreat encouragement! No > I looked smart,, some people said ButI'mNot! Stupid wayUsin'BigBottlesPlayMid&bassFlute Singlenote paste bitBybit incomputer, my wife said me looked likebreathingOxygen inHospitalHaHa! &U+UrSong BothsmartXp
Air Echo Music
{ 03-19-2009 11:03 }
Hi Bro! How r U! just finished a music called First Americans in my songSection. U r MusicExpert pls. give me some advice! This music is 4 sisDee & her family history! Use headphone 2hearEffects! Music storyInBiohopeU+Jayden loveIt!GodBlessUall!XPeter
Darlene Miller
{ 03-18-2009 20:22 }
You are fantastic. I love your music. I love the fiddle and you play it so well. Creating music and puttin git out there is a great idea and I wish you much success. a 10 Darlene
Air Echo Music
{ 03-17-2009 23:04 }
V Always stand by Ur side!! and Prayer works,,, send Big Hugs to Jayden and tell him many uncles and aunties pray 4 him!! No matter how far-- V R Near U He He Smile!!! (º.º) God Bless U!! Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 03-17-2009 20:51 }
Brother Dave Jesus will bring him peace, don't worry man, many people pray 4 him! Sometimes human can't do anything but God will do!! Great love ur Music!! Making music will give u relaxation!! God Bless U + him!! Love Peter
MSD says:
{ 03-17-2009 17:43 }
hi my friend, passing by to listen and enjoy your wonderfull music again. god will send you those extra angels, they will suport you and your familie, and while they do that, let them enjoy your greath music!! bless you, gunther
The King
{ 03-06-2009 12:03 }
Love your stuff! Especially Sailing, so upbeat gave you a 5! All our best to you and your family, have a great weekend
Cross Road
{ 02-04-2009 10:08 }
Thanks Dave. I had been working with Wil Maring and she helped me understand the whole bridge concept. This was my first bridge. Take care brother! Rob
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 02-01-2009 14:05 }
Good Morning from Olympia, Washington! I enjoyed all your Hits/Productions/Creations this morning and love them all! You sure know how to produce excellent music and you keep it up! I value your compositions/excellence and expertise!V-5555'ssss
Air Echo Music
{ 01-31-2009 12:08 }
Take a Fancy Listen to my Brother Dave's Dynamite sound!! Wow so Powerful with ur new machine He He he!!! Bless!! Love Peter
SAM says:
{ 01-16-2009 16:44 }
I think your cheerful music does help to bear hard life! Never stop playing - and carry on getting 5's like mine!
Strange State
{ 01-09-2009 21:20 }
Thank God for the blessing of being able to record at home I did not open for big acts but played a lot of years thank you for your music a 5 vote form me will be back to hear more.
DANNA says:
{ 01-08-2009 00:00 }
{ 01-03-2009 02:40 }
May God Bless You too, and have a prosperous New Year.
SKEI says:
{ 01-02-2009 13:57 }
Happy 2009 to you Dave, filled with lots of love, peace, joy, inspiration and success!!! Hugs and Blessings!!!
Air Echo Music
{ 12-31-2008 11:12 }
I am in the Far East Let Me do the count down 1st! 3 2 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WISH U EVERYTHING RUNNING SMOOTH! God Bless U! Love Peter
Bill Sterling
{ 12-27-2008 14:00 }
Hey Buddy may 2009 bring you the very best I enjoy your music would give you a five but I have several times but it don't move lol so heres a 10 and five ***** ok boogie
John Davis
{ 12-24-2008 21:24 }
hay Dave I hope you have a good marry christmas this year.just keep singing that good music to old santa and im sure it will pay off.
*** says:
{ 12-24-2008 10:59 }
I wish you a Merry Christmas too ! and a Rockin' new year also ! thanks for your wishes my friend, and keep rockin' ! Your friend, Joe
{ 12-24-2008 08:35 }
A merry christmas to you too and have a happy time with the ones you love. the best wishes for 2009 your friend jonathan.
Guy G. Gorman & the G-Men
{ 12-24-2008 07:16 }
Keep on spreading the good cheer! Happy holidays!
Traveling Minstrels
{ 12-24-2008 04:50 }
thank you very much sir and a merry christmas to you and yours and a peacefull 2009
Jimmy Cempron
{ 12-24-2008 02:58 }
Hi Dave! Thank you very much for your words of encouragement!Yes I agree w/ you that God has its own mysterious ways to show his great love to us.Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a great new year and years to come.,,,PEACE,,,jim
Richard Murray
{ 12-24-2008 00:24 }
Hope you have a great holiday season. Merry music..Richard
Joyce H. Summers Songs of Hope
{ 12-24-2008 00:08 }
God will surely bless you for being there for your wife when she need's you most. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BOTH!!
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 12-23-2008 23:39 }
Thank You for stopping by my Showcase and I enjoyed your Showcase Creations Very much Again. I loved all your songs/music and I love the way you sing and play and you are so wonderful and remarkable! Merry Christmas & Happy N.Y.!
DANNA says:
{ 12-23-2008 22:33 }
cassandra wallace
{ 12-23-2008 21:04 }
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas to you and yours God Bless Cassandra as always you have my vote 55555 excellent talent
Air Echo Music
{ 12-23-2008 20:20 }
!~~MERRY CHRISTMAS + HAPPY NEW YEAR~~! Lets Pray 4 the Whole World, V all Join Our Hands. 2009 will b Much Better, Human face odd together There V see what is Brotherhood! Silver ahead of Us God Bless You + Your Family! (º.º) Love Peter
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 12-23-2008 18:52 }
Merry Christmas to you Dave and keep entertaining us.Laura & Baz
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 12-23-2008 18:47 }
Thank You Dave, Merry Christmas to you too, and wishing you a Rockin New Year. May it be the best for all of us. Love Ya. God Bless
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 12-23-2008 18:42 }
Merry Christmas to you and yours, too, Dave! Keep on rockin', bro!!!
MSD says:
{ 12-23-2008 17:54 }
merry chrismass and a happy newyear! we will be the greatest white power, and may the black power destroyed by our blessing music take care, and enjoy the wonderfull food we all share in chrismass time, your friend, soulmate, and angel, gunther
......BLACK VELVET.......
{ 12-23-2008 15:48 }
Air Echo Music
{ 11-26-2008 21:04 }
Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! Have a Nice Dinner with ur Family!!! God Bless U + Ur Family!! Love Peter
Kevin K. Gagnon
{ 11-19-2008 10:06 }
Just checkin' in on ya, Dave! Great stuff!!!
{ 11-05-2008 21:50 }
Great music Dave, good song and lyrics. vote 5++++++++for you Bless You.
IcePulse says:
{ 09-26-2008 23:19 }
Totally refreshing music. Great lyrics and vocals too. Interesting bio. I wish you all the very best in whatever you do. Vote #122 is deinately a 5 from me. Take Care
j gutta az henchman
{ 09-22-2008 17:26 }
music fire mane phat 5 come check me out return the love gutta music
Traveling Minstrels
{ 09-05-2008 03:18 }
wow a fiddler they'd love you here in the land of the leprechauns and of course home of the fiddle greetings from Ireland big 5 from us
Catherine Ivy
{ 09-04-2008 10:25 }
Hello Dave,,,I just have to say,"YOUR MUSIC/SINGING is AWESOME". 5+from me! Keep it coming , I wish you great success! Peace and Love, Catherine~
{ 09-03-2008 03:46 }
Current Rating: 4.55 [108 votes] Vote 109 is from me a RATE 5++++ Blessings...Sharon :))))
{ 09-03-2008 03:44 }
Peter ask me to stop by and give you a listen...Excellent instruments and vocals... enthusium...your music makes me want to join it...:) Yeee Haw...Blessings...Sharon
Air Echo Music
{ 09-02-2008 21:45 }
Woo Our Brother (David Roberts)=praywarrior made a song seems new! (Lowly Humans)... > COOL... & his (Love Never Fails) always great!! Bless! (º.º) Love Peter
John Davis
{ 09-02-2008 13:51 }
01. Faith Beats Fear Every Time ©2008 Diddle Records Publishing ASCAP. well now thats one good me bet that old devle not like fidl players aftor that song he he.
{ 09-02-2008 12:48 }
hello, peter told me to check this out glad he did. Love your songs and sound. got my 5 for making my ears happy. jonathan.
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 09-02-2008 12:18 }
Wonderful Songs and loved your most recent one. Voted 5 Stars to you and listened to all your other songs too. Loved them all and they each were written by the best song writer, performer and composer too. Way to Go!
Marvin Davis
{ 09-02-2008 11:44 }
Hey. Peter told me to come check you out here. Good recordings here for sure. I've got cousins in Idaho.... Marvin
Nance Jayne/Njal
{ 09-02-2008 11:27 }
Very nice Dave, well done and I love Faith beats Fear Every Time. It is TRUE. Gad You Have You Here on ShowCase. top vote is 5, id like to give you 10. Blessing.
Air Echo Music
{ 09-02-2008 10:51 }
Wow Man That Cool U Really handle the new machine Well!! Sound so Cool!! Lyrics=Great!!! Solid Beat!!! Love it very much the (Faith Beats Fear Every Time)!!! Cool man!!! God Bless U! Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 08-29-2008 11:44 }
Hi Brother How R U, introduce u to two good friends... they r cool + true!!! go check them out!!! Jonathan Key + KG Goodwin
*** says:
{ 08-28-2008 18:12 }
nice style !! really cool !! like it !! keep up the good work
Marlan says:
{ 08-28-2008 00:38 }
Great songwriting.Especially like"Clean Living" and "Angel" really like the lyrics on these songs. Great fiddle playing. Rate it a five for vote #103.
cassandra wallace
{ 07-27-2008 23:40 }
I like your style you have exceptional talent vote 5 God Bless Cassandra
MSD says:
{ 07-27-2008 13:58 }
oh my goodness, what a voice, and what i violen, you got my biggest vote!! the beats, are verry adictife, i ame all shooched up here,,greath!!! bless you , Gunther
{ 07-27-2008 09:09 }
Great '50s feel to Birthday Baby. Keep up the good work!
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 07-27-2008 07:35 }
Great sound and lyrics. Love that fiddle, really impressive. 5 from us and all the best with your music.
John Davis
{ 07-27-2008 02:31 }
wow Cleen living is a very good song.good lerics and good sound.all of them sound very good
Air Echo Music
{ 07-27-2008 02:24 }
Clean Livin' + Dancin' Saturday Night Happy Happy Relaxing Songs Ur Created Great Composed BRAVO! man the sound was really solid! Use Low Woofers it hear it Wow the cups could move! HeHe Beware! U managed the machine so good now! (º.º) Love Peter
Air Echo Music
{ 07-06-2008 07:38 }
Miss U my Brother!! How is your studio doing... well lots of instructions have to read He He He... doing some new sounds?? let me know then.. now which one in ur list is new,, tell me please.. well I'm still doing video!! God Bless U!! Love Peter
Michael Cornett
{ 06-27-2008 02:52 }
Just a note of encouragement for a son of God who has paid his dues and keeps on keeping on. You have a kind and gentle spirit in your music and a great love for your wife and God. May the Lord bless all that you do !!!!
Tony Eubanks
{ 06-11-2008 18:17 }
Dave I don't know which I love the most, your songs or your fiddling. You are amazing brother. I feel like I know you when I listen. Great tunes and great playing! 555 from Me! tone
John Davis
{ 06-09-2008 13:26 }
wow Dave it wer sure a surprize geting all them birthday greatings from all thes good singers on SYM.and yes life time friends dont come any beter than are good friend Peter.and I hope you had a real good fothers them tunes you sing ther.
Air Echo Music
{ 06-08-2008 03:18 }
HaPPy Father's DaY.... Have a Nice Saturday + Sunday!! Bless!! (º.º) Love Peter