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Cormac McCarthy

The Press Room
77 Daniel St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States

Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | 21+

About Cormac McCarthy
Born in Ohio but rooted in rural New England since the age of ten, Cormac McCarthy grew up in towns where the economies teetered on marginal sustenance from logging, and paper, and woolen mills. Though the area was small, his musical influences were not, his father’s love for jazz and classical music introduced McCarthy from to everything from Errol Garner to Beethoven.

It wasn’t until his sister made a visit home from college, bringing an armful of recordings of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Eric Anderson, that things clicked musically for McCarthy and he traded his clarinet for a Western Auto guitar.

McCarthy has been nominated for both Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Act, and Outstanding Folk/ Acoustic Album by the Boston Music Awards. He is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. He writes and sings of a heartfelt, sometimes funny, sometimes desperate, sometimes glorious world of common people.