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Country: Western Swing Moods: Type: Live Recordings Folk: Folk-Jazz

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United States - Washington

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J.W. McClure, Sam Morgan & Zan McLeod

J.W. McClure - Song-Writer, Lead Singer, Rhythm Guitar

J.W. McClure is an award winning song writer and humorist who was twice a finalist in the early Washington D.C. Songwriter events (for three songs-satire, country, gospel). His recent release (on this CD) of 'Living Off Of My Friends' was a 2009 finalist the USA songwriting contest. J.W.McClure is a veteran of the '60s coffee houses and was a regular opening act for Nationally known performers at the infamous D.C's Childe Harold and celebrated Cellar Door in the late '70's. J.W. McClure opened on those stages for Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Tom Rush, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Drifters, Gatemouth Brown, Magpie, James Talley, Danny Gatton and Red Neck Jazz Explosion, Roy Bookbinder, Chris Smither and many others. Plus, to pay the bills he made a frenetic run of stand-up comedy. As a semi-finalist (9th two years in a row) in the regional Laugh-offs in Seattle. He's especially proud of receiving the 'Comic with the best pets' award from Laura Crocker and the Seattle Comedy Coop. Ever a song-writer he currently records and plays solo and with another great musical veteran, Thaddeus Spae. J.W.McClure has recordings with Sam Morgan, Zan McLeod, Ray StClair and Bill Ronstadt, Thaddeus Spae and other great friends. His love of humor and old jazz has influenced his delivery and writing. Now out of musical retirement he he plays traditional tunes, yodels Jimmie Rodgers and whistles with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. His own songs are recognizable, catchy, with poetic and/or satirical lyrics.


Sam Morgan - Fiddle, Electric Archtop, Mandolin, Piano, cat sounds and more

As a song writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, (guitar, piano, mandolin, fiddle, etc), Sam was raised from classical roots to play everything from bluegrass to jazz. Sam lives, works, and plays in the Washington D.C. areas. See Sam Morgan's extensive music history, including the band 'Hickory Wind' at
http://members.megapipe.net/morgan/ and SEE SAM"S NEW CD 'MUCHO GUSTO' with TABBY FINCH at www.fallingmountain.com records and also http://cdbaby.com/cd/muchogusto

Zan McLeod - Bass

Widely known for his guitar (from Celtic to rock including slide guitar)and bouzouki playing to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, he graces this CD with his inventive bass playing, after playing sound engineer. Originally from North Carolina and co-founder of Touchstone, he recorded two award-winning albums in the 1980s. Zan's CD, Highland Soul, won the Washington Area Music Association award for Album of the Year in l993. He performs as a freelance musician, recording artist, producer and engineer at his own project studio, near Washington D.C.

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