Jamie McLean Shares New Song “Holding On”
by Holley Dey
Jamie 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!