Hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Currently Resides in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
If you’ve never heard of Dave McCann you are not alone. He should be famous, the problem is, he cares little about, fame or the rad stage veneer so essential to catching light and thriving in today’s music world. He’s pushed it all aside to work on songs, well-honed songs.
Raised in Peterborough Ontario singer-songwriter Dave McCann rolled West and landed in Calgary, Alberta during the first Alt-Country inclination of the late 1990’s. He founded Dave McCann and the Ten Toed Frogs and released a string of critically acclaimed projects “Woodland Tea”, “Country Medicine” and “Shoot the Horse” (a live capture at the historic Sidetrack Cafe, one of Alberta’s fondest and long gone venues). In 2009 he followed the road South to East Nashville to record with Lij Shaw and Americana guitar icon and producer Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mavis Staples, Todd Snider). The resulting work “Dixiebluebird” brought a name change and was an inspiring benchmark release for Dave McCann and the Firehearts. Dave made a move South from Calgary to Lethbridge to get married and raise a family, and in 2014 he conspired with fellow Southern Albertan Leeroy Stagger at his Rebeltone Ranch to build the “Circle of Light” release. After close to two decades Dave McCann has locked himself firmly into hearts and minds of the Alberta music scene as one of the best-untold singer-songwriters working in contemporary roots music.