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Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

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AAJ: If you had to claim a comic book super hero character, who would it be.

PM: That's a great question, especially since Stan Lee just passed away. I have a Midwestern-looking Clark Kent thing, because I have short hair, glasses and I look like a banker or something. People always tell me, you look like my cousin or my uncle, whatever. That's why my second record is called You Remind Me of Someone. I don't look like some dude who should be up there shredding guitar. The shredding guitar comes from listening to shredding guitar players and heavy metal, Holdsworth and McLaughlin, Scott Henderson. You name it. This is awesome, I want to do finger tapping too, this is pretty cool. I've never been able to grow my hair that long, maybe that's why I've had the same silly look for 35 years. Just ask my wife (laughs).

AAJ: Tell us what we can look for in 2019 from Pete McCann.

PM: Just trying to do some more touring and do things in Europe. Next year will be my 30th year, as a musician living in the New York area. Eight years in New York and twenty-two in New Jersey, right across the George Washington Bridge. I'm plugging along. I'm happy. I'm very proud of my younger son, as I mentioned, and my older son, I'm incredibly proud of. He's studying politics at Ithaca College. I need to write more music and do another record soon. That's always on the horizon. Try to do something a little different on my new project.

AAJ: Where can folks find you on the internet?

PM: They can always find me at website. My new record is on every streaming service, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, etc. Then of course, If you live close to where I'm doing a gig, come down and buy a copy of my new CD.

AAJ: Do you keep your touring schedule on your website, so we can find you? [note: scroll down to view his calendar]

PM: Oh yeah, my gig page is an open book. You can tell exactly where I am just about everyday of the week.

AAJ: Even if you are an internet troll or a cat burglar?

PM: Especially if you are an internet troll.

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