Michael McDermott, Cross Atlantic

Michael McDermott

Cross Atlantic

Thu, January 19, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Michael McDermott
Michael McDermott
Michael McDermott’s brand of rock n’ roll brims with the kind of well-honed style and wisdom that can only come from a career on the road and a pedigree in the studio. Effortlessly blending natural folk sensibility, pop hooks, and honest rock, McDermott’s music is as much for the outcast as the congregation. It’s an exploration of the dark corners of life’s journey and it resonates middle class truths through the passionate filter of a kid that grew up on Chicago’s Irish South Side.

If you are a fan of Springsteen, Van Morrison, John Steinbeck, Patti Smith … McDermott’s inspirational rock is in your wheelhouse, waiting late night with a guitar, spare smokes and stories of the American heart.

“McDermott’s music helped me to find a part of myself that wasn’t lost, as I had feared, but only misplaced. That’s why we love the ones who are really good at it, I think: because they give us back ourselves, all dusted and shined up, and they do it with a smile…Michael McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock & roll talent of the last 20 years” -Stephen King
Cross Atlantic
Cross Atlantic
Meeting other songwriters in small Nashville coffee shops is not unusual, but a Missouri native finding herself in line behind an Englishman trying desperately to order a cup of tea, is not your everyday scene. When it turned out that both were aspiring musicians, it seemed only natural that they should arrange to sit down and write some songs together.

The girl in question, Karli Chayne, caught the ear of a well-known Nashville star, which led her to make the move to Music City.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in a London pub, a spur of the moment conversation led James Sinclair Stott to fulfill a lifelong dream and packed his bag for Nashville.

James and Karli would discover that together they had a sound that is both fresh and exciting. Mixing his somewhat eclectic upbringing on a diet of classic English rock and film soundtracks, and Karli’s country roots created a sound like no other, that is sure to catch the ear of music lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107