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Don McCloskey is a singer-songwriter, band leader and performing artist best known for his four independently produced and released albums that blend the lines between folk, rock, hip-hop, and pop.
McCloskey’s fourth album The Chaos and The Beauty was released in April to critical acclaim. Drawing inspiration from the MTV era pop music of his youth (Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, David Byrne), McCloskey and his eight-piece band recorded live to analogue tape to capture the warmth and humanity that defined his musical influences. Lyrically, the album wrestles with trying to find light, love, faith, and hope in overwhelming dark and bleak times of despair. The Chaos and The Beauty is a triumph of the spirit and a dose of hard-earned optimism for the weary soul.
The album’s lead single, “First in Flight,” was featured in the season two finale of Apple TV’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, and was world premiered by WMMR on The Preston and Steve show. It has been streamed over one million times. The full interview with Preston and Steve, McCloskey and his longtime friend and collaborator, Rob McElhenney is available HERE.
In 2009, McCloskey’s his side project, Guerilladelphia wrote and released the Phillies’ anthem “Unstoppable.” The song received city-wide airplay across formats, was played at Citizens Bank Park during every home game of the 2009 World Series. Additionally, McCloskey performed the song live on Good Day Philadelphia and The Preston and Steve Show.
See Don McCloskey LIVE at the Ardmore Music Hall on Friday, July 22nd!
Listen to “First In Flight”
Listen to “Unbecoming”
Listen to “Life After You”