Every creative scene needs fresh blood flowing through it and there's just so much magic here in this new Outlaw Roadshow video session, I think you might find yourself surrendering to it on first listen. Sean McMahon is Workman Song. The Northampton, MA songwriter - the star of this set is someone on the rise. And certainly someone you are going to want to be watching on the path ahead in 2017.
McMahon challenges listeners on faith, he unveils secrets with his audiences - and figuratively emerges like a butterfly. What exactly powers him remains to be seen.
Sean entered our lives this fall in New York and immediately mesmerized his audiences and we became fast friends. He's wildly gifted - far beyond his years. With lyrics that transfix and spell the audience, his presentations are essentially incarnations. Having sharpened his teeth in Streets of Laredo, an act he still plays bass guitar with, his wild heart truly emerges with each note as Workman Song.
One To Watch - A session can be plugged in, wired deep, psychedelic and filled with fuzz (see his latest, Rock and Roll), or thoroughly unplugged and laid bare as hell - as here in this video session. In his Outlaw Roadshow video solo debut, Workman Song joins the paintings from gifted artist Felipe Molina.
MORE TO COME: All footage and production (how about that sound??!!) for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBG. It has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world!