"Pop artist with a country flavor and an Americana soul!" Professional act with a strong set or two of originals and covers. We have fun!
Price Range: $450 and up
What to Expect
A McMains show is family entertainment on an American scale. We can be a quiet trio or a 5 piece with a steel guitar and drums. Interspersing original material with songs everyone knows, Mick and his brothers Moose and Jim have a harmonious blend only achieved with family bands. Blending country with the blues, folk music and everything else that makes up what they are calling Americana. Amusing and emotional, it's going to be a great time.
ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER MCMAINS RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM SINCE GUITAR LOVE IN 2012 WITH AMERICAN SOUL.
Singer-Songwriter McMains’ fun, everyone has been there, Don’t Say Good Night Tonight reached the #1 spot (most downloaded cut) on the Airplay Express Top 40 chart this past December leading to the anticipation of his first solo CD since Guitar Love in 2012, called American Soul, on Welland International, being released this May.
Of Guitar Love, the unrelenting music critic - Leicester Bangs said, “The opening title track is truly a paean to six strings on a block of wood, to the Wilburys-esque "Endless Sky,” fans of literate, grown-up pop songs could do a lot worse,” - MP3 Music
Not easily pinned down to a genre in his earlier years, he's toured Europe as bassist with punk band The Generators, spent two years as the vocalist for Earl Slick's band, another two as the lead guitarist with Englishman John Wicks’ The Records; and was involved with art music ensemble DJ Monkey, co-producing two of their critically acclaimed albums.
A descendent of Devil Anse Hatfield (of the legendary American folklore clan the Hatfields) McMains documents his legacy in Devil Don’t Care, early on in the 13 track American Soul album; but spends most of his craft in a dazzling collection of beautiful songs of self-awareness, love, humor and vision. McMains can be heard with his recording of “I Walk Alone” in The Switch, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman; and with “Sexy, Sexy” in the film Hard Breakers.
AMERICAN SOUL is a celebration of all of the ups and downs that go along with love, romance and just plain living… back porch, down-home love songs gloriously crafted roots rockers (or is it country?) McMAINS - the singer and songwriter - is the star here and such tracks as WOULD IF I COULD, DEVIL DON'T CARE and NEVER 2 LATE 4 LOVE demonstrate that in the acoustic tinged realm of alt-country/americana, McMAINS is an undisputed talent that stands out from the crowd.
Brian DJ Lush (link hidden) March 26, 2018
“Country, blues, and pop with a definite bite....refreshing, and a bit gritty and down to earth, which I like. If you are in for a countryfied bit of a listen, I think giving American Soul a spin may be just what the music doctor ordered.” 4/5 Stars Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck March 16, 2018 Country Review: McMains-American Soul
Interviewed by KDAY Radio LA and Entertainment Editor of the Pasadena Weekly Carl Kozlowski! (link hidden)
Don’t Say Goodnight Tonight, Music Video: <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5M2QzY3VlVzkxZEhWaVpTNWpiMjB2ZDJGMFkyZyUyRmRqMXlYMmx6UVhCSFFuZFBRUSUzRCUzRA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g%2Fdj1yX2lzQXBHQndPQQ%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g%2Fdj1yX2lzQXBHQndPQQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_isApGBwOA</a></a>
Additional Booking Notes
If necessary, we can provide lights and sound.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Roar Room CD Release Party|
|May 05, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Sierra Madre Art Festival|
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