Eamon McGrath is a guitarist, composer and song writer. He is nearly 25 years old and yet he already boasts achievements, which even a guitarist with twice as much experience would not be ashamed of. The Canadian guitarist has written over 280 songs and 7 albums, which have been released in less than seven years. The artist’s discography – Wild Dogs (2008), 13 Songs of Whiskey and Light (2009), Peace Maker (2010), Young Canadians (2012) and Pegasus (2013) – is the best proof of how with astonishing skill he can combine various music genres, and how at the same time he manages to avoid the commercial convention of playing everything for everybody. In this way, despite his young age, Eamon has managed to create his own unique style. His hoarse voice and distinctive sound are perfect for the pop-rock songs, punk arrangements and nostalgic country ballads he performs.
Eamon McGrath travels to seek inspiration and creates in order to travel. “I’m an artist addicted to life on the road” – he says about himself. This is proven by his annual tournaments across the USA, Canada and Europe. Considering this kind of lifestyle, the musician’s pace of work is very impressive, and is often reminiscent of the time it took Jack Kerouac to write the cult novel “On the road”. Kerouac claimed to have written the book in only two weeks, while being in the hypnotic trance of the journey. However, the truth is that the author edited the book for another 6 years, whereas Eamon actually recorded the album Young Canadians in a week. The album Pegasus was recorded even faster. The eight pieces that it comprises were recorded in the artist’s apartment during only one weekend.
Triptych of the wanderer
With similar enthusiasm Eamon McGrath is currently composing his latest works, included in the three-piece album Exile. While the first part of the triptych in terms of climate related to the melodious indie rock of the 80s, Eamon’s latest album enters more gloomy regions. The album Exile Part 2 released at the beginning of March is rooted in grunge music of the beginning of the 90s and the gloomy blues rock. This album is a picture painted with sounds of a wandering life across the deserted land of Canadian lakes. In those latest compositions the artist clearly refers to the works of Black Sabbath and Neil Young.