"A mischievous guitarist and vocalist with a gift for the inimitable phrase."
— Robert Coover, The New York Times
John McDaid is a folk singer-songwriter from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Over his 40 years of performing, he's played his geek-inflected songs at political events, science fiction conventions, and NYC venues including Speakeasy and Folk City. His songwriting has earned international recognition, including prizes at FilKONtario and the Ohio Valley Filk Fest and a featured concert at the 2019 World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin. In 2020, he took first place at the Common Fence Music community hoot. An award-winning science fiction short story author, he brings a writerly focus to his lyrics, complemented by a guitar style that draws on contemporary and traditional folk.
Aug 7, 2020 Club Passim Virtual Open Mic
Show at 7:00; on at ~7:20
No cover; donations for Club Passim welcome
Feb 13, 2021 The Find On 6
In the round with Snake and Lynn Bailey Witty
2953 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI.
Doors: 7pm, show: 7:30.
No cover; donation for musicians