John McDonough is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois, whose shows span six decades of hits combined with unique and moving originals. John's acoustic guitar work, passionate vocals, and personal lyrics result in a modern singer/songwriter sound rarely heard.
Before relocating to Chicago in 2020, John had spent 25 years performing in and around Austin, Texas. He played to the rowdy crowds of 6th street, the dinner crowds of the suburbs, and everything in-between. Ten years ago John retired from psychotherapy to focus solely on music, and in that time has released five CD's of original music, played over 600 gigs, performed in eleven major music festivals, several times appeared and performed on local and national radio, performed several times on American and Australian television, and embarked on successful tours throughout the United States. 'Dreams and Imagination,' 'Surrounding Colors,' and 'Can You See Me Now,' released between 2014 to 2019, all received great reviews and airplay throughout Europe and the United States, with all three releases spending six consecutive months on the Americana Music Association Record Chart. In 2021, John released an acoustic CD titled 'Second Chances.' 'Second Chances' consists of fresh, acoustic arrangements of his favorite songs from previous releases, and was nominated for Album Of The Year by The Josie Music Awards and Blues And Roots Magazine. John has drawn comparisons to Elton John, Van Morrison, and Harry Chapin for his vocal abilities while his emotional story telling has been compared to the songwriting styles of Damien Rice and James Blunt.
John released his new concept EP, 'We'll Answer The Call,' on June 17th, 2022. This EP tells the true story of Joe Rantz, the Washington Husky rowing team, and their epic bid to win gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. John is very pleased with the great reviews and feedback this EP has received. He is very excited to get back into Roxie, his small RV, and tour the United States promoting his latest release.