Chris MacCarthy is a solo artist from Chicago, IL (native of Grand Forks, ND). His music has been compared to Sufjan Stevens, Nick Cave, Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and Cat Power.
In October 2002 Chris was selected personally by Matt Sweeney (Zwan / Chavez) to perform at the infamous Jack Sweeney Open Mic at the Hideout, sharing the stage with Billy Corgan along with the other members of Zwan, and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick).
Chris has frequently played
a variety of Chicago's best clubs such as Subterranean, The Hideout, Uncommon
Ground, The Note, Elbo Room, Gunther Murphys, Wise Fools, Lilly's Bar,
Hoghead McDunna's, Silvies, Red Line Tap, Heartland Cafe, Pint, U.S. Beer
Company, The Mutiny, The Big Horse Lounge, The Gallery Caberet, and Phyliss
Musical Inn. Chris has also been a featured artist and has performed live
on a variety of radio shows including Chicago's "Fearless Radio".
Chris MacCarthy released his first full length solo album "Lake Michigan" in February 2006 which was recorded at Million Yen Studios with producer Andy Gerber (Cheap Trick, Local H, Smoking Popes).
For booking inquiries contact: booking (at) chrismaccarthy (dot) com
Although Chris MacCarthy lives in Chicago, he has been down here touring San Diego for the past week.
MacCarthy's music seems to reflect the current snowy weather at his home. It is very mellow and delicate sounding, even when he is almost shouting his words with emotion. It is music that you can easily enjoy on a quiet day. If your day isn't quiet enough, MacCarthy will make up for any chaos over the preceding hours. This is reason enough to buy his CD.
Beside the music, the atmosphere of the venue was very comfortable. The crowd stayed quiet during MacCarthy's songs, but burst into applause after each song.
Just one or two songs into
the set, my friend turned to me and whispered "I like his voice!"
I agree wholeheartedly.
A Poem by
music is like a dream out of the forgotten youth of my past.
-Joe Greenwood, Blackwood Press