Mike McCarthy @ KUTX 04.21.2015

Austin-based Mike McCarthy is a roots musician wandering familiar territory with thick guitars and a touch of melancholy.

Born in Bogota and raised in New Hampshire, playing music since a young age, McCarthy now brings together his influences of the Mississippi Delta slide trance blues, bluegrass, early country, and Bolivian folklore in his songs. His sophomore release, 2013’s From the Shadow of a Mountain combines elements of country, folk, and blues, his guitar-driven melodies carrying a slight rock twinge, his familiar sounding voice appealing to the “wanderer within us all.” McCarthy, who will be touring throughout the summer, is set to release his third studio album in June.

You can catch Francis McCarthy performing live every Sunday at Lucky Lounge and you can stream his music live right here on KUTX!

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