NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 30th!!!
[More dates TBA check weekly for last-minute bookings]
- Fri. 5/26 7:00-10:00 @ VETERANS UNITED CRAFT BREWERY Jacksonville, FL
- Sat. 5/27 8:00-11:00 @ BECKY'S BOOB-A-PALOOZA (Breast Cancer Benefit), Bayard Ampitheatre, Bayard FL
- Mon. 5/29 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
- Thurs. 6/1 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
- Fri. 6/2 7:00-11:00 @ ISLAND GIRL (Gate Pkwy)
- Sat. 6/10 5:00-8:30 @ Southern Swells Brewing, Jacksonville FL
- Fri. 6/16 9:30-12:30 @ HARLOW'S PUB Peterborough, NH [DUO w/ MIKE JACKMAN!!!]
- Sat. 6/17 8:00-10:00 @ FITZWILLIAM INN Fitzwilliam, NH
- Sat. 6/24 5:00-8:30 @ MILLTOP TAVERN St. Augustine, FL
- Sun. 6/25 7-11 @ RAGTIME TAVERN Neptune Beach, FL
- Sat. 7/1 8:30-12:00 @ ANN O'MALLEY'S St. Augustine, FL
- 7/7 7:00-11:00 @ ISLAND GIRL (Gate Pkwy) Jacksonville, FL
- Thurs. 7/20 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
- Thurs. 8/17 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
- Thurs. 9/21 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
- Thurs. 10/5 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine, FL
"This is an "outernet" kinda thing. I sing to my community about life with as much integrity as I can. I work for myself on my own schedule. I pick my songs, book the shows, drive the van, load the gear, maintain the rhythm, bass lines and melodies and communicate a message of my own choosing. I support myself by playing the music I love the best that I can. I view this as a vocation and as trade work. I show up with my tools, plug in and do what I do. I'm a working class musician and proud of it."
- Michael Francis McCarthy
Michael Francis McCarthy is an American roots musician based in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in South America and raised in the cold rural north, over the course of a quarter century McCarthy has absorbed and reinterpreted elements of Delta and hill country blues, bluegrass, Celtic folk, Appalachian folk, Bolivian folk, thrash metal and proto-jam bands like the Allmans and The Dead.
A lifetime of musical wandering has resulted in a modern vision of American roots music that is both original and traditional, spanning American roots genres in live shows that feature dense acoustic slide guitar, powerful vocals, carefully-selected covers and honestly-wrought originals.
McCarthy has lived and worked in the Florida cities of Jacksonville, Gainesville and Pensacola, and also Austin Texas, Boulder Colorado, downtown Boston, New Hampshire, Guatemala and Ireland, the land of his ancestors. He performs in the Jacksonville area regularly (show dates below) and tours regionally throughout the year.