Workman Song

Artist bio

Workman Song, a.k.a. Brooklyn via Western Massachusetts singer-songwriter Sean McMahon, is known for two things: his "art folk-rock" storytelling and his voice, a passionate, ancient-sounding but agile wail that shares that elusive thing also possessed by -- or in possession of -- Cat Stevens and Jeff Buckley. Prolifically spinning tales with psychedelic silk, he toes a fine line between Father John Mistys snarky post-apocalyptic angst and solo Lennons bleeding-heart quest for truth and love, all the while dodging reverent comparisons to Sexto Rodriguez and Dylan. McMahon, backed by his band The Highway (featuring younger brother Griffin "Mista Entertainment" on keys), has shared bills with Northeast indie luminaries Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Rubblebucket, Streets of Laredo, Wilder Maker, and And The Kids. Watering his fanbase with off-beat, impassioned revival-style performances and plenty of brotherly hijinks, Workman Song has been hailed as the "unrelenting local force" behind "a sound that transcends anything currently in the New York music scene."