b. 12 March 1926, Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada. The family members had been musical and he discovered guitar being a youngster, afterwards adding piano, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. In the first 40s, greatly inspired by Hank Snow, he started performing in dancehalls and various other locations in the Maritime provinces of Canada. During Globe Battle II, he done coastal ships, the railroad and along with a drum playing elder sister, he performed piano and sang for dances in military canteens. In 1948, he previously his very own present on CKCR Kitchener, Ontario, where he fulfilled and afterwards toured with Kidd Baker. In the first 50s, he was an associate from the CKNXTravelling Barn Dance Gang at Wingham and was also on network radio broadcasts. Through the 60s, he fronted his very own music group playing the nightclub circuit and frequently accompanied American superstars, including Cowboy Copas, Macintosh Wiseman, Carl Smith and Grandpa Jones, on the Canadian travels. He produced his initial recordings, including three well-known self-penned quantities, ‘The Bachelor’s Teach’, ‘I’ll Keep in mind You Darling’ and ‘Your Storage Haunts Me’, in 1957. He ultimately retired towards the Okanagan Valley in United kingdom Columbia however in the middle-80s, he was still producing appearances at celebrations and reunion concerts. MacDonald’s performing always demonstrated the cautious phrasing and delivery of Snow; sometimes he sounded extremely like his idol especially on his recordings of Snow’s music such as for example ‘Mom’ and ‘Brand On My Center’.