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Paradise United Church of Christ to host free concert

Published: October 14, 2016 10:00 AM

David McClintock will present Testimony and Ministry Through Word and Music on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Paradise United Church of Christ.

This is a free concert, and no tickets are needed. A free-will offering will be taken to support McClintock's music ministry.

The church is located at 619 E. Main Street in Louisville for more information, contact 330-875-2677.

McClintock started playing the piano at the age of 4. Being a huge Liberace fan, his grandmother told his parents that Liberace would be performing on the Johnny Carson show in the upcoming week.

McClintock confesses that he was more excited about staying up on a school night than he was to be seeing this master pianist and showman. But when he did he was entranced; focusing tightly on the fingers that were playing all of this amazing sound from one piano.

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McClintock plays piano completely by ear and does not read music. He was writing his own music and performing in talent competitions by age 10. After dropping out of music college because of his lack of reading skills, McClintock ventured on his own playing for local piano bars, country clubs, and restaurants. He also started successfully teaching other students how to play by ear.

This caught the attention of an independent record label called Mesa Wind Music. Owner Daniel Kilgore and producer John Charles Mertz worked with McClintock to produce his first fully orchestrated and original album entitled "Victory" in 1997.

By the fall of that same year Billboard Magazine, a national music industry publication, wrote a story about McClintock's record breaking sales out of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland.

This encouraged two more albums by 2002 and brought McClintock to tour throughout the United States and overseas in England. Current standing invitations also include Ireland and Russia.

Between McClintock's own sales and those of his original record deal, nearly 75,000 CD's found their way into the hands of piano enthusiast everywhere.

Although his ambitions for the piano became a driving force in his life, he still found love through his wife of 20 years. April and David met at Kent State University and got married 9 months later.

They have four boys including twins Joshua and Cohle who are now 15. Brenden is 13 and his younger brother Aron is 10.

Great ambition and favor has propelled McClintock to connect with the TBN network, Gand Ol' Opry and the Victory Junction camp of the Richard Petty Family.


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