​​​​Michael Francis McCarthy

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Michael Francis McCarthy is an American roots musician. Born in South America, he has lived and performed throughout the northeast and the deep south, absorbing  elements of Delta 

blues, bluegrass, old country, Andean folk music,

70s jam and thrash metal. 

​Michael ​Francis McCarthy is an American roots musician. Born in South America, he has lived and performed throughout the northeast and the deep south, absorbing elements of Delta blues, bluegrass, old country, Andean folk music,

70s jam and thrash metal.


"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

A lifetime wandering with a

guitar has formed a musical 

vision that is at once both original and traditional, spanning multiple American roots music genres in live shows featuring dense slide guitar, powerful vocals, original songs and

carefully-selected covers.

UPCOMING SHOWS

- Fri. 10/20 8:00-10:30 @ BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM Jacksonville, FL [solo]

- Sat. 10/21 5:30-8:00 @ TIJUANA FLATS (St. Augustine Rd) Jacksonville, FL

- Sat. 10/21 10:00-1:30 @ MONTY'S / SHORES LIQUORS Jacksonville, FL [full band]

- Fri. 10/27 10:00-12:00 @ ELLA'S FOLK ART CAFE Tampa, FL [duo w/drums]

​- Sat. 10/28 8:00-11:00 @ SOUTHERN SWELLS BREWING Jacksonville Beach, FL [duo w/drums]

- Wed. 11/1 9:00-1:00 @ 1904 MUSIC HALL Jacksonville, FL [full band]

- Fri. 11/3 7:00-11:00 @ ISLAND GIRL Gate Pkwy Jacksonville, FL [solo]

- Sat. 11/4 6:00-9:00 @ CYPRUS & GROVE BREWING Gainesville, FL [duo]

- Sat. 11/4 9:30-12:30 @ THE BULL Gainesville, FL [solo]

- Mon. 11/6 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine, FL [solo]

​- Thurs. 11/9 7:00-10:00 @ SHIRE BREU HOUS Dalton, MA [solo]

- Fri. 11/10 8:00-10:00 @ FITZWILLIAM INN Fitzwilliam, NH [solo]

- Sat. 11/11 8:30-12:00 @ PUBLIC HOUSE Quechee Gorge, VT [solo]

- Sun. 11/12 9:00-1:00 @ DENVILLE FARMER'S MARKET Denville, NJ [solo]

- Sun. 11/12 3:00-6:00 @ SYCAMORE GRILL Newtown, PA [solo]

- Wed. 11/15 5:00-9:00 @ MAN SKIRT BREWING COMPANY Hackettstown, NJ [solo]

- Thurs. 11/16 5:00-9:00 @ UPSTREAM GRILLE Lake Hopatcong, NJ [solo]

​- Sat. 11/18 7:00-10:00 @ SHIRE BREU HOUS Dalton, MA [solo]

- Sun. 11/19 9:00-12:00 @ DOC PONDS Stowe, VT [solo]

​- Thurs. 11/30 7:00-10:00 @ SHIRE BREU HOUS Dalton, MA [solo] ​ 

- Sat. 12/2 7:30-11:00 @ FRIES REBELLION Quakertown, PA [solo]

- Fri. 12/8 7:30-8:30 @ SMOKE SIGNALS BBQ Lake Placid, NY [solo]

- Sat. 12/9 5:00-8:00 @ NEWBURYPORT BREWING COMPANY Newburyport, MA [solo]

- Mon. 12/11 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine, FL [solo]

- Thurs. 12/14 6:00-9:00 @ CYPRESS & GROVE BREWING COMPANY Gainesville,FL [solo]

- Thurs. 12/14 9:30-12:30 @ THE BULL Gainesville, FL [solo]

- Fri. 12/15 7:00-10:00 @ BOLD CITY BREWING St. Augustine, FL [solo]

- Sat. 12/16 5:00-7:00 @ BAYARD AMPITHEATRE Bayard, FL [full band]

- Sat. 12/16 9:00-12:00 @ LL CREEK Waycross, GA [duo w/drums]

- Mon. 12/18 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine, FL [solo]

​- Tues. 12/19 9:00-12:00 @ PROHIBITION KITCHEN St. Augustine​, FL [duo w/keys]

​- Fri. 12/22 6:00-8:00 @ FERGIE'S PUB Philadelphia, PA [solo]

- Sat. 12/23 @ 7:00-10:00 @ HARLOW'S PUB Peterborough, NH [solo]

- Fri. 12/29 8:00-11:00 @ CHATHAM BREWING Chatham, NY [solo]

- Thurs. 1/11 7:00-10:00 @ CROOKED EYE BREWERY Philadelphia, PA [solo]

- Sat. 1/13 7:00-9:00 @ FERGIE'S PUB Philadelphia, PA [solo]

- Wed. 1/17 8:00-10:00 @ 2637BREW Philadelphia, PA [solo]

- Fri. 1/19 10:00-1:00 @ FINNEGAN'S PUB Hoboken, NJ [full band]

​- Mon. 1/22 6:00-9:00 @ EARTH EAGLE BREWINGS Portsmouth, NH

​- Fri. 1/26 7:30-8:30 @ LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP Burlington, VT [solo]

- Tues. 1/30 9:30-11:00 @ MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB Burlington, VT [solo]

- Sat. 2/24 9:00-12:00 @ JAKE'S PUB Newtown, PA [solo]

- Fri. 3/2 7:00-10:00 @ CROOKED EYE BREWERY Philadelphia, PA [trio]

- Thurs. 5/3 4:00-7:00 @ SUBURBAN BEER GARDEN Exton, PA [solo]

- Fri. 5/25 8:00-11:00 @ SUBURBAN BEER GARDEN Exton, PA [solo]

- Sat. 6/23 8:00-11:00 @ SUBURBAN BEER GARDEN Exton, PA [solo]