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MP3 Fergus McCormick - Jumping the Gun

Jumping the Gun, McCormick''s second album, showcases the acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter''s distinctive roots, folk, country, and rock & roll compositions.

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, COUNTRY: Country Rock


The Village Voice
"An earth-toned vocal style."

Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
"One of the more noteworthy [singer/songwriters in the early to mid-2000s]... A pleasing, worthwhile example of what the Big Apple folk scene can offer in the 21st century."

Kiki Alexander, The Music Edge
"It''s hard to come by an artist who can create a mostly fulfilling record the way McCormick has. His storytelling talents have already set the New Jersey native far ahead of the competition... A sophomore record released by a gifted, up-and-coming indie/folk singer that''s worth a second look."

Jason Warburg, Daily Vault
"This fine disc finds McCormick illustrating his flawed characters'' longings through one sharply-rendered musical setting after another... Songs this well-crafted don''t need to be embellished with winks, nods or punchlines. Jumping The Gun is a worthwhile purchase for anyone who enjoys a good song, and a songwriter who isn''t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve."

Fabio Cerbone, Rootshighway
"A refined and intelligent songwriter."

Bruce Greenberg, The Promise Radio, https://www.tradebit.com
"One of the best indie releases I''ve heard this year."

Dan Herman, RadioCrystalBlue
"One of my real favorite CDs."

Pete Harris, Harris Radio
"Some superb driving Americana tunes."

Jon Worley, Aiding & Abetting
"McCormick''s...songs have something too say. The solid, yet understated production enhances his writing, making this an album that does, indeed, rise above the ever-increasing pack. "

Todd Carlson, 1340 Magazine
"In a time when most country artists sound either more pop or rock than country, Fergus McCormick...combines the old classic sounds of country along with a fairly strong folk influence which sets him apart from everyone else."

François Braeken , Rootstime
"Jumping The Gun"...meets all expectations. Each of these songs could be a brilliant music video, given the right director, due to the wonderful visual imagery they contain. I think things are just beginning for this young romantic.

Mark Fisher, CoffeeHouseTour
Excellent songwriting abilities... This is one of those albums where you quickly learn the tracks you like best and find yourself going straight to them each time, however the entire album is produced really well and the packaging is great... A nice step in convincing listeners that he has something wonderful to offer." (Editor''s pick for July/August 2005.)

Heather Cochran, Novelist
"Better than 99% of what you''ll hear on the radio. His songwriting is some of the best around. There''s something unexpected and smart in everything he writes. Truly refreshing."

McCormick is surrounded by an all-star cast on his newest release, backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of Mike Davis (Norah Jones) on upright bass and Greg Gonzalez (Bob Weir, Greta Gertler) on drums. Also appearing are Andy Burton (Joan Osborne, Darlene Love) on keys, Matt Wilcox (Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams) and Riley McMahon (Jonathan Spottiswoode, Kenny White) on guitar and lap steel, Abbie Gonzalez on background vocals, and Mary Wooten (Mariah Carey, David Bowie) and Hiroko Taguchi (Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks) on cello and violin.

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