Sean McCarthy is a New England based solo artist whose songs & live performance style have shared the same vein as artists like Edwin McCain & The Goo Goo Dolls. His music has been quoted as “Songs fronted by jangling acoustic strings dwell in the valley of modern radio rock, right next door to Matchbox Twenty Island. Highly prepared, ready-for-heavy-radio-rotation songs also display the talents of a raspy-voiced lead singer.” ….Kali Halloway, listen.com.
“Everything Has Past,” Sean’s latest release, puts a new spin on his sound after bringing together some of the top talents in the music industry. Produced by Steve Bertrand (The Tories, Avion), the record features drummer Kenny Aronoff (best known as John Mellencamp’s drummer), bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morrisette), guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme (The Calling, Lifehouse) and keyboardist Scott Simons (LA-based Solo Artist). Added to the mix were Grammy Nominee & Juno Award winner James “Jimbo” Barton assisting with engineering & world-class Mastering Engineer Tom Baker (Precision Mastering). The EP contains a power-packed punch of fresh, new material that will fit perfectly into the collection of any fan of today’s new rock music. Bertrand states of the new release, “Snow Patrol meets Kings Of Leon……the best recorded version of Sean McCarthy to date.”
Previously an acoustic-based artist, you may have found Sean sharing stages over the past few years with artists and bands such as Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen), Brian Vander Ark (The Verve Pipe), David Gates (Bread), O-town, Smile Empty Soul, Larry the Cable Guy and Steve Bertrand (The Tories, Avion), to name a few.
Sean’s prior CD entitled “July” is a collection of three songs highlighting this artist’s versatility. The CD’s co-producer, Todd Bowie, has worked with The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac & most recently, Beck among many other artists.