From the early days with his fine local Massachusetts-based band, Wheatstraw, to his personal connection in California playing and recording with the great John Stewart, Chuck McDermott has forged a solid and lasting musical career. His writing, singing, playing and recording show his dedication and belief in the power of music. With an excellent new album on the horizon, I can sense this thread continuing forward. Exemplary songs like The Girl From St. Lucy and James Foley Diaries reveal a deep sense of newfound maturity and absolute grace. I urge you to see Chuck and his band live. You will be astounded by the powerful performance.