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Jamie McLean Shares New Song “Holding On”

by Holley Dey

jamie mclean solo ftc-007Jamie McLean sang lead vocals on Tuesday night to open the show at Fairfield Theatre Company.  He also played lead guitar.  Oh, he was the percussion section as well.  During his solo set he generally performed all three functions at the same time, accompanying his own vocals on electric guitar and with rhythmic, foot stomping percussion.  Occasionally the pattern was interrupted when he paused to rip a blistering guitar solo, but Jamie soon returned to multitasking form, generally without missing a beat.  Really good.  So good that I feel a brief aside to the absent Jamie McLean band members is in order – don’t let the boss do too many dates on his own.

Several familiar fan favorites were included in the forty minute set, including the opener “Cupid’s Greatest Thief” and closer “Country Living”.  In between, Jamie debuted a new song, the poignant “Holding On”, performed for family, and with feeling. Like all of Jamie’s work, the melody is clean and direct; the lyrics include a memorable hook. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Listen to “Holding On” below, and check back soon for a 2013 news update from the Jamie McLean Band!

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Awesome, Jamie. Just wonderful. Thanks for capturing this and the great photos of Jamie. Can’t wait to catch him on tour in the Northeast soon!

    March 21, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thanks, Louise! The Philadelphia show will include the full band – should be a barn burner! Hope you can make it.

      March 21, 2013
      • Nice. Full band sounds great. Or Jamie solo. They’re all great!

        March 22, 2013
  2. Tammy K #

    just when I thought Jamie couldn’t get any better, he gives us this! Thanks so much for the fantabulous article!

    March 21, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thank you, Tammy! Jamie is so talented; I’m really looking forward to hearing more about the band’s plans for 2013.

      March 21, 2013
  3. Vicki minger #

    Can’t wait tospend my money on some Jamie!!! damn straight!!!

    March 21, 2013
  4. jonibug #

    Nice! Thank you! Love Jamie! Trying hard to get him to come to Rochester NY….no luck so far!

    March 21, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Yes, got to get Jamie up north, to the midwest and west. Everybody needs a dose of Jamie McLean Band! Thanks for your comment, jonibug.

      March 21, 2013
  5. Thanks for capturing this! Amazing! I need a live Jamie fix soon!

    March 21, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Hope you can get that fix soon, macnh! Jamie has several full band shows coming up this spring and summer. He does get to Boston and Newport later this year…. Thanks for listening!

      March 22, 2013
  6. Jenni Jac #

    Love it Jamie! Come back to Atlanta soon!

    March 21, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Jenni, The band is back in Atlanta on June 15 for “99X FM Sundays in the Park”, if you can make it!

      March 22, 2013
  7. Clarice Kinzer #

    Another fine performance by Jamie. Thanks for capping it and sharing. Ü

    March 22, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thanks for listening, Clarice! Jamie is so talented and creative.

      March 22, 2013

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