Press for 'Can You See Me Now'
Barn Owl Blues
...from the texts of these songs shows his background in psychology in that he writes from his feelings and the psyche of man...musically the songs are well in the ear, are harmonious, and McDonough has a pleasant voice...the songs are worthy to be listened to. A beautiful CD and an absolute must for lovers of well-written and made music from this storyteller.
Barn Owl Blues
McDonough confidently flows from the styles of Americana, folk, and singer/songwriter-pop, sometimes gives himself passionately, sometimes mildly, sometimes intimately and personally, sometimes warm and intense, dares to address one or the other taboo in his poignant songs...the former psychiatrist manages an unpretentious and highly relaxed ride through the most diverse mood worlds.
...a warm voice that he can use to touch everyone...accompanies himself with handsome finger work on the guitar...knows how to bring a lot of passion to his songs...
John McDonough is an excellent singer/songwriter with a beautiful warm voice and he shows that on his new album. 'Can You See Me Now' is an excellent listening album to listen to in the evening in your last chair.
...the vocals are warm and intense...rocking in the style of Tom Petty and Jackson Brown...
My first encounter with John McDonough is a relevation. I can be short: 'Can You See Me Now' is a very beautiful and warm album.
We already follow this Texas singer-songwriter from his debut album in 2012 and cannot get rid of the impression that he is getting better with every new record he brings to the market. Lesser songs cannot be found on 'Can You See Me Now,' but if we can name some of the favorite tracks then we go for "The Hills Of Tennessee," "She Brings Salvation," "Sing Out," "Maybe It's You Who Needs To Leave," and "My Back Turned Towards The Dead." Perhaps he should consider bringing his beautiful songs to the European public because his music genre undoubtable has a lot of fans in our parts. Our answer to his question, "Can You See Me Now" is so full: "yes, gladly!"
Press for 'Surrounding Colors'
Americana Music Association
'Surrounding Colors' spent over 6 months on the Americana Radio Chart starting Jan. 25th, 2017.