they were playing this weekend when i was working an event up to sunday river ski resort and while i would've been up for some dancin tunes being outside in the cold, i was just excited to find a new band. when you think of pat mcgee think: what if james taylor, hootie & the blowfish and dave matthews had a baby? if you're still reading then you're like me and want his cd on while sucking down margartitas in a hammock with the santa ana winds blowing in the background, PLUS he's not too rough on the eyes from behind those aviator rims on stage!
now, i'll admit, i have not listened to all their tracks (you can do some listening here and here), but the most important taste test for me is - what does it sound like live? SO good, and he does covers of crosby, stills, nash & young which i think speaks to what i'm looking for in a good time, smoky bar-type band...
elizabeth was my favorite song he sang this weekend, but i couldn't find it on his website(probably because it's on his new album, but i did find a scratchy video of it: see below) - other songs (like rebecca, annabel & end of october(even the na-na-na-nah part!)) were good too and they remind me of songs i feel like i've heard on my favorite tv shows before, and PS - the next time they write a song about a girl, i sorta wish it would be named kristy :)
ALAS, happy st. patrick's day, enjoy this irishman's band and pour out a little guinness for me!