New Music Critique: McMains

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Affable and consistently entertaining, McMains is “a California cowboy on a rocketship to Mars” who brings a goodnatured vibe to everything he does. “Time Well Wasted” epitomizes his work. It’s a craftily written song with a Mellencamp feel whose only drawback is the thin drum tone, which makes the recording sound more like a demo than a rich, full-bodied production. “Don’t Say Goodnight Tonight” is another catchy tune with a tasty lead guitar tone. McMains goes for a throwback vibe on “Devil Don’t Care” which conjures sounds and visions of the Old West, complete with a whining harmonica and brushes that keep a supple beat on a snare. We imagine McMains can be an engaging live act.

Contact: dougdeutschpr1956@gmail.com
Web: mickmcmains.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Americana/Roots-Country