McGuire currently resides in Havertown and frequently plays in local venues including Milkboy Coffee, Edgewood Café, Ram’s Head Bar & Grille, Burlap & Bean, and The Haverford Township Music Festival. He also plays in Philadelphia at such venues as The Grape Room, The Legendary Dobbs, World Café Live, The Tin Angel and others.
McGuire has been a fixture in the Philadelphia original music scene for more than a decade, starting with his band Broken Jones, whose independent release Better Days was put into rotation on modern rock FM radio in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and even Seattle.
McGuire decided in 2007 to release his follow-up album Another Chapter as a solo artist, after the band went through several personnel and artistic changes. The CD featured a slightly darker tone than Better Days, but generated local interest and radio play with the tracks “City Lights” and “Sullen Girl”. McGuire also hit a home run in 2009 with a number of his tracks from both CDs being featured prominently in the broadcasts of then-MLB Champion Philadelphia Phillies games on TV.
Gravity (Or Lack Thereof) was recorded with up-and-coming Philadelphia producer Brett Talley, who gained notoriety as the guitarist with IKE as well as in his own band BTB. The CD signifies a return to the upbeat, hook-laden sound of McGuire’s earlier work and also prominently features his lead guitar skills. McGuire played the majority of the instruments on the record.
The music has elements borrowed from the jangle-rock/
McGuire is once again planning a radio campaign and is exploring options for wider distribution of his music. Visit www.dylanmcguire.com for more information and music samples. The album will be available for sale or download on the website as well.