Press For 'We'll Answer The Call.'

"Shooting Star" reached #1 on the UK iTunes Alternative Folk Chart.

"Love You Just For you" won best music video at the Golden Lion International Film Festival, 2022

"We'll Answer The Call" has charted on the following: iTunes, Americana Radio Chart, UK Talk Radio, Bandwagon Network Top 40, Independent Music Network Mainstream Chart, Independent Music Network Country Chart, NMW Digital Country Chart, Euro Indie Music Chart, European Indie Music Network Chart, and The Fan-Voted Chart.

Vents Magazine

Proving hope is just around the corner and perseverance pays off in this inspiring tale, 'We'll Answer The Call' is certainly on of the years most interesting audio journeys. These songs are the kind you have to sit and pay attention to - not because you have to, but because they warrant it. 

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Hollywood Digest

Great songwriting and history collide in the new EP, 'We'll Answer The Call' from John McDonough. The five songs of 'We'll Answer The Call' are a welcomed wakeup for the folk/Americana/singer/songwriter genres. His music seems to be fueled by his excellent sense of words and tying together the acoustic guitar with more subtle, but romanticized instrumentation courtesy of the piano and electric guitar. Just like 'We'll Answer aThe call,' John McDonough could be called an alchemist.

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Pop Icon Magazine

McDonough's prideful display for this particular subject moves along with much the same way as historical non-fiction author Erik Larson("The Devil In The White City," "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania" and more). McDonough is a natural at giving another life to this story. McDonough brings such joy to these songs because he believed in the human spirit that Rantz possessed. I think he feels the same about his listener.

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Country Jukebox

Like only a few others, the former psychiatrist manages to animate his audience to listen more closely with clever, thematically authentic songs: with "We'll Answer The Call,' the accomplished storyteller once again testifies to his unique talent for making the whole thing sound organic and warm. Peaceful songs, the harmonious and uncomplicated instrumentation and an undistorted view of the essentials show very clearly that the man understands the craft of a Folk-Americana artist very well.

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Indie Shark Music Magazine

From the opening song "Shooting Star" to the final track, "Point Me East," singer/songwriter John McDonough crafts a well-polished, interesting, grained body of work. 'We'll Answer The Call' has riveting moments of honesty and at its core, showcases McDonough's from a bygone-era storytelling skills. He pulls the listener in and just like that you feel a part of something, like you're in that journey. Inspiring and undeniably poetic, McDonough's competitive passion for this subject is remarkably presented in the five tracks.

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Mobangeles

McDonough's songs reveal a human being profoundly interested in what makes us human and the forces that prod us to do our best. He's scored another creative triumph of his own with 'We'll Answer The Call.' McDonough's songwriting muse remains tethered to earth and full of flesh and blood struggles that mark our lives and often shadow our greatest triumphs and failures.

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