Here's a link (click the image below) to the Three Husbands site,
where my most recent efforts have been applied to new recorded music!


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I’m on the Interweb!

As an explanation...and a disclaimer, I guess:

I created this website to showcase my songwriting. The tracks available on the featured CDs (and the samples) are products of my home recording efforts spanning over 30 years. Therefore, the quality varies a lot (reflecting advancements in my recording technology and know-how over the years). These tracks are not intended to be "final takes" in any case. I created these semi-produced tracks to convey my composer's point of view on the songs, hinting (I hope) at the way that I would produce them if it were within my power to do so.

To everyone else, I invite you to explore. Because I'm a fan of so many styles, the music varies widely - so if you don't find something that interests you right away...keep clicking! And thanks for your interest.

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I call this page "About THIS David McCord" because there are a lot of us out there. It’s an elite fraternity spanning many generations from the early Scots-Irish in Ulster back in the 15th Century. (That's me own smilin' countenance below with a few of my instruments.)

On this website you'll find information about music I've recorded, some by myself, some with the help of my dear friends; some are recent, some are decades old; some may hold some interest for you, some may be meaningful only to a very few people. Such is the nature of art, I guess.

I've been playing guitar since 1966, sometimes intensely and sometimes not. I've also been writing music since about that same time, and there are hundreds of tunes and fragments laying around my place - musical "sketches" you might call them. I started picking up some experience at keyboards and woodwinds in the 70s (played flute on those Jethro Tull covers), and diversified my stringed instruments in the 90s. More recently, my Mac has been my intrument for a lot of composition and accompaniment.

My musical interests are very eclectic - from Hank Williams to Vaughn Williams, you might say. I'm not too crazy about opera, I shudder when disco comes on the radio, and very little rap/hip-hop impresses me, but when the big bands or the folk bands or the hair bands or the ceilidh bands start in, I turn it up!

My "desert island discs" will give you an idea of my most precious audio entertainment. ("Desert island discs" are those top-ten that you'd want with you if you were stranded on a desert island with a solar-powered iPod with only room for ten albums.) My favorites from my 2,500-plus collection are (not in order of importance):

  1. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young — "So Far"
  2. Cat Stevens — "Tea for the Tillerman"
  3. America — "History"
  4. Eagles — "Hell Freezes Over"
  5. Alan Parsons — "Greatest Hits"
  6. Queen — "Greatest Hits"
  7. John Williams — "Star Wars Trilogy"
  8. Vaughn Williams — "Airs and Variations"
  9. Simon & Garfunkle — "Bookends"
  10. The Chieftains — "Long, Long Road"
  11. Led Zepplin — "Greatest Hits"
  12. Jethro Tull — "Heavy Horses"

OK, so I can't cut it down to just ten. In fact, the list hasn't room for Bella Fleck or Danny Elfman or Beatles or Sons of the Pioneers or Rosemary Clooney or Yes or Sondheim or Allison Krouse or Pink Floyd or Sebelius or Ricky Skaggs or Brian Setzer or Jonatha Brooks or Bing Crosby or Manheim Steamroller or Alexander Courage or Dan Fogelburg or Mozart or k.d.lang or Gershwin or Pearl Jam or Don Williams or Jerome Kern or Kitaro or Stan Rogers or Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks or...

"So much music, so little time."

Meanwhile, I follow the muse in all my "spare time" when I'm not working, hugging my wife, playing with my kids or volunteering around the community. I play occassional free gigs with my buddies Doug and Bryan, and spend too much time in the basement studio goofing around with new challenges. I also design board games (see NewVenture Games) - but who has time for that these days? (My "day job" by the way is Creative Director for a marketing firm where I do creative for print, web, exhibits, and packaging.)

I hope you enjoy the fruits of my compulsion, and may the Spirit of God be with you always!

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