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John McDonough- Country singer songwriter

John McDonough is a singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas whose shows
span five decades of hits combined with unique originals. John’s acoustic
guitar work, passionate vocals, and personal lyrics result in a modern
singer/songwriter sound rarely heard.

John has spent the last 25 years playing in and around Austin while co-
producing and self releasing eight CD’s of original music. He has played to

the rowdy crowds of 6th street, the dinner crowds of Austin restaurants,
and everything in-between. Nine years ago he decided to retire from
practicing psychotherapy and focus solely on music. In that time he has
written and recorded five new CD’s, played over 500 gigs, performed in
eleven major music festivals, several times appeared and performed on
local and national radio, and embarked on successful tours through the
United States. His previous three releases, ‘Dreams and Imagination,’
‘Surrounding Colors,’ and ‘Can You See Me Now’ all received great reviews
and airplay all over Europe and the United States. All three releases spent
six consecutive months on the Americana Music Association Record Chart
as well as landing on other American radio charts. He has drawn
comparisons to Elton John and Harry Chapin for his vocal style and
abilities, while his emotional storytelling has been compared with the
songwriting styles of James Blunt and Damien Rice.
2020 brought some unexpected changes for John. With the pandemic and
travel restricted, John used his time to work on his guitar skills and record
an acoustic CD named ‘Second Chances.’ ‘Second Chances’ consists of
his favorite songs from ‘Dreams and Imagination’ (2014) and ‘Surrounding
Colors’ (2016), and will be released March 17th, 2021. He also decided to
move to Chicago to be closer with family as well as take advantage of new
musical opportunities in the area. John plans to tour the United States and
Europe in 2021, while continuing to write new music for his next release.