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 sound rarely heard.
John has spent the last 24 years playing in and around Austin while co-producing and self-releasing seven 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 four new CDs, played over 450 gigs, performed in ten major music festivals as a solo artist, several times appeared and performed on local and national radio, and embarked on successful tours through the United States. His previous three releases, 'Dreams and Imagination,' 'Surrounding Colors,' and 'Can You See Me Now' all received great reviews and airplay all over Europe and the United States, with all three releases spending 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.
2020 will be an exciting year for John as he will continue to gig all over Texas, tour the United States and Europe, and record an acoustic CD of his favorite originals.