​​​​UPCOMING SHOWS

​- Tues. 8/8 9:00-12:00 @ PROHIBITION KITCHEN St. Augustine [duo w/keys]​

- Wed. 8/9 9:15-12:15 @ THE BULL Gainesville [solo]

​- Fri. 8/11 9:00-1:00 @ A1A ALE WORKS St. Augustine [trio w/drums & keys]

- Sat. 8/12 5:00-8:00 @ CYPRESS & GROVE BREWING COMPANY Gainesville [duo w/drums]

- Sat. 8/12 9:30-12:30 @ THE BULL Gainesville [solo]

​- Thurs. 8/17 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine [solo]

- Sat. 8/19 8:00-10:00 @ PRIVATE PARTY St. Augustine [solo]

- Fri. 8/25 7:00-11:00 @ RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY [duo w/drums]

- Sat. 8/26 8:00-1:00 @ SOUTHERN SWELLS BREWING COMPANY Jacksonville [duo w/keys]

- Sun. 8/27 PRIVATE PARTY @ GRAPE AND GRAIN EXCHANGE Jacksonville [solo]

​- Fri. 9/1 7:00-11:00 @ ISLAND GIRL (Gate Pkwy) Jacksonville [solo]

- Mon. 9/4 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

​- Tues. 9/5 9:00-12:00 @ PROHIBITION KITCHEN St. Augustine​ [duo w/keys]

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

​- Sat. 9/16 9:30-12:30 @ GREEN ROOM BREWING Jacksonville Beach [duo w/keys]

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

​- Thurs. 9/21 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine [solo]

- Mon. 9/25 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

​- Tues. 9/26 9:00-12:00 @ PROHIBITION KITCHEN St. Augustine​ [duo w/keys]

​- Fri. 9/30 8:00-11:00 @ SOUTHERN SWELLS BREWING Jacksonville Beach [duo w/keys]

- Mon. 10/2 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

​- Thurs. 10/5 6:00-9:00 @ KINGFISH GRILL St. Augustine [solo]

- Fri. 10/6 7:00-11:00 @ ISLAND GIRL (Gate Pkwy) Jacksonville [solo]

- Sat. 10/7 6:00-9:00 @ LYNCH'S IRISH PUB Jacksonville Beach [solo]

- Mon. 10/9 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

- Fri. 10/13 9:00-1:00 @ A1A ALE WORKS St. Augustine [trio w/drums & keys]

- Sat. 10/14 8:30-12:00 @ HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN St. Augustine [duo w/drums]

- Mon. 10/16 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

- Mon. 10/23 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

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

- Mon. 10/30 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

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

- Fri. 11/10 7:00-10:00 @ MOLLY MCGUIRE'S Savannah, GA [duo w/drums]

- Sat. 11/11 8:30-12:00 @ HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN St. Augustine [duo w/drums]

- Mon. 11/13 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

​- Fri. 11/17 9:30-12:30 @ GREEN ROOM BREWING Jacksonville Beach [duo w/keys]

- Mon. 11/20 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

- Mon. 11/27 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

- Mon. 12/4 9:00-12:00 @ MILL TOP TAVERN St. Augustine [solo]

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

- Sat. 12/16 9:00-12:00 @ ELF PARTY - BAYARD AMPITHEATRE Bayard [trio w/drums & keys]

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

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

​- Fri. 12/22 8:30-12:00 @ HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN St. Augustine [duo w/drums]



"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

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 music, Appalachian folk, Bolivian folk, thrash metal and early jam music.


A lifetime wandering with guitar in hand has yielded a modern vision of American roots music that is at once both original and traditional, and spans across multiple American roots music genres in live shows featuring dense slide guitar chops, powerful vocals, carefully-selected covers and honestly-wrought original compositions.

McCarthy has lived and worked throughout Florida, Austin, Boston, New Hampshire, 
Guatemala and Ireland, the land of his ancestors. He performs solo and with a band in the Jacksonville area regularly (show dates below) and tours regionally throughout the year. New album out fall 2017, international tour dates spring 2018...