John McDonough is a singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas whose shows span five decades of hits combined with unique originals. John's acoustic guitar work, passionate vocals, and personal lyrics result in a modern singer/songwriter/pop sound rarely heard.
John has spent the last 22 years playing in and around Austin while co-producing and self-releasing six CDs of original music. He has played to the rowdy crowds of 6th street, the dinner crowds of Austin restaurants, and everything in-between. Eight years ago he decided to retire from practicing psychotherapy and focus solely on music. In that time he has written and recorded three new CDs, played over 400 gigs, performed in ten major music festivals as a solo artist, four times appeared and performed on local radio, and embarked on successful tours through the midwest and southwest. His last two releases, 'Dreams and Imagination' and 'Surrounding Colors' both received great reviews and airplay all over Europe, and both releases spent six consecutive months on the Americana Music Association Record Chart in the United States. He has drawn comparisons to Elton John and Harry Chapin for his vocal style and abilities, while Austin radio host Stephen Rice has compared John's emotional storytelling to the songwriting styles of James Blunt and Damien Rice.
2019 will be an exciting year for John as he will continue to gig all over Texas, release a new CD of original music, and tour the United States and Ireland.