In 1980, after returning to the Bay Area, he joined the "Heart
of Gold Band" where he met his wife Donna. In 1994, the MacKay's
moved to the Muscle Shoals area where David founded Windblown Sound
Studio. There he has worked not only as a bassist, but an engineer
and producer as well. In the 90's he was a member of the "Donna
Jean Band" and most recently the reformed "Heart of Gold
Band". In 2003 he authored the book "Music in the Wind".
email: DavidMacKay AT Comcast.net
David MacKay hails from Marin County , California . A child of
the 50's and 60's, he divested himself into the diversity of the
Bay Area music scene, educating himself as he sat at the feet of
the master musicians who played the Fillmore, the Avalon, the Jazz
Workshop, and the Both/And Club. Through these musicians he discovered
the joy of musical exploration; and in 1965 he settled on the bass
as his means of travel. As part of the emerging Bay Area scene
of the 70's, he was a founding member of the popular band the "Tasmanian
Devils", and recorded and toured with Michael Nesmith, playing
bass on Michael's Grammy-winning video "Elephant Parts".
During these years he also worked as a studio musician in the Bay
Area, and concurrently moved to Los Angeles where he worked with
producers Al Perkins, Greg Nelson, and Chad Stewart.