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Brendan McDonough

Stretching the boundaries of Americana, Brendan McDonough has found a voice for his eclectic musical roots. Brendan’s do-it-yourself attitude helps him stand out with a diverse blend of talents: singer/songwriter, guitar player/multi-instrumentalist, producer, and audio engineer. Brendan has been strongly influenced by an incredible group of musicians and engineers since helping to found The Midnight Rambles at Levon Helm Studios in 2003. Brendan Co-Produced Levon Helm's final live album "Midnight Rambles Vol. 3".

After playing in many greater NYC area bands since 1993 and touring professionally as a musician and engineer since 2005 Brendan is set to debut his first solo album in 2017. His deep myriad of influences includes early blues and ragtime artists, American folk, rockabilly, early and later rock greats, funk, soul, rocksteady and reggae. Brendan grew up steeped in musical tradition in an Irish immigrant household and was saturated in music from early childhood. His Celtic heritage can be heard woven through all his songwriting.

He has worked on a variety of records including: Levon Helm The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volumes I, II, III, The Black Crowes Before The Frost Until The Freeze, Hot Tuna Steady As She Goes, Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak, The Gourds Old Mad Joy.

Taking a break from touring, Brendan is currently mixing an twelve song release of original songs called “Tonic”. Featuring: Brendan McDonough, Craig Santiago, Andrew Shober, Ras T Ashebar, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell, Howard Johnson, Clark Gayton, Martha Scanlin, Justin Guip, Jim Weider, Barry Dandelion, Chris Castle, Clip Payne. The record reflects the influences he experienced in his years on the road, and includes special guests he worked with during that time. The album is gritty, introspective and moves from somber to rambunctious all while focusing on songwriting. A traveler at heart, the album reflects life on the road searching for the great America Kerouac, Guthrie and Twain all searched for. Numerous guitar tunings, and a colorful musical palate harkens to his older influences with a fresh approach. Using Civil War letters and Edgar Allen Poe Poems are just two examples of the eclectic influences in his songwriting. A tour is in the works to support the release of the new album and shows warming up for the tour will pop up all over the greater NYC area.