Mike McCarthy is an American roots musician. Combining early blues, old country and traditional folk influences, he delivers high-energy live performances of original material, traditional songs and carefully-selected covers drawing from acoustic Delta blues, 70s roots rock (The Band, Allman Brothers, CCR), trance blues (John Lee Hooker, Junior Kimbrough, Robert Johnson), and melancholy traditional folk and country ballads.
Born in South America and raised in rural New Hampshire, McCarthy grew up learning bluegrass and religious music. He has lived and performed throughout the northeastern US, Guatemala, Ireland, all over Florida and now Austin, TX, and has spent years wandering the American south and absorbing musical influences from Macon to New Orleans. McCarthy plays professionally as a solo artist and has released two albums. In January he competed in the 2014 International Blues Challenge, representing the Blues Society of Northwest Florida.
You can catch him live throughout central Texas. Late summer Florida and Northeast tour dates TBA. Like on Facebook for more updates - http://www.facebook.com/mikemccarthysongs
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