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Stuart McNair; one of music's best kept secrets
An overview of Stuart's career which is about to soar
By: RH Freelancer
A singer/songwriter from the American South, Stuart McNair combines Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Louisiana traditions for a joyous live show. Called "dazzling", "uplifting" and "glorious", his songs deliver an Earth-friendly message that deals with love, life and communion with nature.
A multi-instrumentalist, Stuart wows audiences by playing guitars, piano, harmonicas, trumpet, accordion, washboard, mandolin and other instruments on stage. He employs humour, irresistible bayou and mountain rhythms and unique tales to take his audience to new places.
Stuart will be touring the UK in August of this year and we would love to submit his materials for consideration. He plays major music and arts festivals in the States. He has also opened for successful Americana acts and his songs have done well on various charts (AAA, NPR). Stuart has been compared to Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, Wilco and visionary songwriter Michael Franti.
At www.stuartmcnair.com, each of Stuart's three full length CD's "Building a Fire" (2004),
"Growing a Garden" (2008) and "Climbing a Mountain" (2010) can be heard. You can also find links to his videos, reviews and much more.
Stuart McNair's uplifting music is truly one of the American South's great treasures.
A SELECTION OF STUART’S RECENT PERFORMANCES
Bluebird Café - Nashville, Tennessee
Stokin' the Fire BBQ and Music Festival - Birmingham, Alabama
The Jackpine Jamboree - Birnamwood, Wisconsin
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Silk Hope, North Carolina
Elderberry Festival - Hartsburg, Missouri
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Sends a shiver down the spine. An act whose career should be closely followed." Maverick Magazine, UK
"McNair touches on elements of life, love, faith, and our communion with nature. In simple, straight-forward fashion, McNair has created an album that should establish him as one of the best young talents in folk music, bar none." Wildy's World
"Cosmic thoughts and unforgettable, beautiful songs...a bit like Johnny Cash singing the Upanishads."