Sean Patrick Mcgraw

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Jager Country Tour w/ Eric Church Vol 9

From the goings-on at the bridge bar I sauntered on over to the Wild Horse (actually NO I didn’t “saunter,” who the hell ever does? Dude’s don’t “saunter, they swagger)– Make that I swaggered over to the Wild Horse–kind of in a hurry ( perhaps “scurried” is more like it) part of life on the road is losing things: on this Jager Meister Country Tour we-as-a-band have thus far liberated ourselves of Keith’s winter coat, Joe’s very-expensive winter coat, my cool-but-cheap-pleather winter coat, my brand-new hoodie…I’m looking back in amazement that of all of us in the entourage neither member of my Scandinavian rhythm section has contributed an offering to the universe. I

It’s coming Hofgren, you’re due, Isula.

I hurried over to the venue hoping I could help find the lock to the trailer–too late; Keith cut it off. Nice to know how easily those expensive locks will protect your property eh?

(There I go with the Canadian….speaking of which, CONGRATS CANADA, It really hurts to lose to you after such a hard-fought game, but anyone who loves hockey should love watching Sidney Crosby and from what I heard it was a great game and from what I saw it was a great goal. I love my country, but why be a sore loser? Fine, Canada, you WON. The LaBatt’s— NO make that the BUDWEISER— is on YOU.)

So anyway, where was I? Yeah, at the Wild Horse, waiting to open for Eric Church on the JagerMeister Country Tour. Keith cut the lock off and the gear made it’s way upstairs and the usual routing changed to let us play a full ½ hour and Jonathan Singleton is on the bill as support and Josh Thompson is somewhere else. Where, I don’t know.

Thursday night in Nashville is wive’s night I guess. Renee met up with me over at the Hard Rock for a little meet-greet-and-grab-a-beer with the nice gals from Country Tattle tale and I don’t remember who does what but it’s weird–or shall I say untypical of yours truly-–to remember that their names are Jessica, Mariah, Elisabeth and Leslie (and this occured before the Jager flowed…go figure?) Anyhow..We had a nice hang before the show and my wife is there and I go back over to the “Horse and Rick Monroe’s lovely wife is there and after we Rock it (and I’d say we did) I walk back in the dressing room and Katherine Gooch-Blasingame is in the green room standing behind Eric Church and she’s like “Sean, how’ve you been!?” and give’s me a big hug and I look at her and I look at Eric and I’m like “y’all got married a few years ago, didn’ ya?” Ya see, Katherine used to be the song-plugger at Jody Williams Music Publishing, which is the company that bought my old catalog, so in a way she used to pimp out my songs and I guess I know Katherine well enough, but it’s been along long time and I’m like “wow’ it’s great to see you, I guess I vaguely remember reading in the paper that you kids got hitched and I remember thinking damn, that Eric Church did alright for himself…”

After exchanging niceties (sincere niceties) with Katherine and Eric and their families I went out front to be with my family–meaning I watched Jonathan Singleton rock it with Randy and Jimmy and Joe and we all though Jonathan’s band was pretty great and I think the dude has written some great songs (Red Light, Watching Airplanes, etc..) and it was cool to meet him after and tell him that I think he writes great songs and he seems like a real good dude and anyhow..the Jager got to flowing and a good time was had and Eric really, really tore it up and I’m just happy to be a part of the whole thing.

Thanks again, JagerMeister

peace and love

sean



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Sean Patrick McGraw – Nashville Examiner

Check out this article from the Nashville Examiner and see what they have to say about Sean’s Nashville Jagermeister Country Tour show tonight in Nashville.

“Country music’s Sean Patrick McGraw will unleash his “zietgeisty brand of country-rock” at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on Thursday, Feb. 25, when he sets the musical pace for headliner Eric Church on the Jagermeister Country Tour.

This scribe’s made it no secret that Sean Patrick’s one of her favorite new artists; thus, for those who like their country that goes a bit off the beaten path as it were, the Steve Earle-meets-Dwight Yoakam-inspired performer is worth investigating.”

[Read the full article at Examiner.com]



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Viva Nashvegas!! JAGER COUNTRY TOUR w ERIC CHURCH pt 8

So the Jager Country Tour w/ Eric Church rolls into town tonight, and by town I mean hometown-or shall I say “adopted” home town, Nashville, TN, or Nashvegas as I find myself calling it and I mean that in the most derogatory sense to be honest. It’s been great spending a whole three nights in a row in my own bed, even if I have been rolling in pretty late every night. The band (or half of it) has ben in town and I’ve been playing tour guide. Night before last it was down to BiG Shotz to see out friend Dominic play with Alan Jackson-no, not THAT Alan Jackson..an 18-year old kid with that name who does a very grown-up job of fronting a band. Dominic and our other friend Cassady Feasby (who was also on this gig) have both played in my band at one time or another and they both play full time with my friend Warner-Bros- recording-artist Jason Jones. So it was weird when we left watching the Alan Jackson show and we going to call it a night that we walked by Legends corner and then band sounded good from outside and “what the hell, let’s have one more..” that we walked in and the guy playing is named Jason Jones-but it’s not “our” Jason Jones. And this guys band is really good-no make that they’re friggin’ excellent-and we hang for a bit and me and Joe sit trying to figure out what the hell the guiatr player is doing: this guy has serious, serious chops. And the band does a shot of Jager and we have a beer and I go to the Mens room and as I’m walkin’ out Jason Jones (the one playing in this band) Walks in and I’m like “Dud, your band is killin’ it and he mentions that his guitar player has played for Blake Shelton and that he’s from OH and I remember my old friend Sonny Turcotte at the Red Dog Saloon has been telling me for years about this local guy that played guiter for Tony Rio who moved down to Nashville and got a gig with Blake Shelton and I’m like “Holy Sh*t! That’s the dude,” and he’s not just kinda good he’s flippin’ amazing and (I never do this) but I thought “I’m gonna buy these guys a shot of Jager if that’s what they’re drinkin’” and I walk to the bar and order a round of Jager Bombs and somehow it comes out as I’m talking to the bartender that we’re on this Jager Country Tour and what an awesome opportunity it is and the bartender is like “Dude, you’re Jager rep is standing next to you..” And if I was ever trying to make myself look good this was just dumb luck cause I think out Jager guy caught the last part of my spiel and sees that I’m promoting the product all on my own and he’s like “Sean?” And I’m like “Ray?” And he’s like “dud’e I didn’t recognize you without your cowboy hat on, and I’m like “dude, I didn’t recognize you not being backstage with a laminate on.” And we shot the bull for a while and he’s telling me how we’re doing great on the road and I tell him how we’re having a great time on the road and speaking of tour’s in walks Trace Adkin’s road manager and it’s like it’s a very small world….

Indeed it is.

 



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Today's Country Magazine Talks Jager Tour

Check out what Today’s Country Magazine has to say about Sean’s part in the Jagermeister Country Tour:

“Sean Patrick McGraw – The rough and gritty singer took over the stage at 7:30pm and the show was off and running. Sean had just come off the Trace Adkins/Toby Keith tour as the opening act. If you have seen him before, you may want to check him out again. As he has explained that they don’t use a set list and every show is different because they wing it. Not only do they wing it, but they bring it and throw it down. The drums and the driving beat of the bass lead the show off with, “Long Way From Slowing Down.” As the cheers die down, McGraw says, “first things first, my name is Sean Patrick McGraw and this is my friend Jager,” as he toasts the audience and dives back into the music with his hit, “Dollar Ain’t Worth A Dime.” Quickly he adds, “this next is for ya’ll. It’s about hooking up, drinking and smoking weed,” with a little twang we found ourselves doing some “Cowtippin’” with Sean and the band. “I have some cd’s in the back for sale, it that’s not doing it for you I have t-shirts,” laughs Sean. He rounded out the set with “Rockstar” and “My So Called Life.” Once again proving why he deserves to be on tour with acts like Keith, Adkins and Church. McGraw is a hard working, true blooded redneck and makes no apologies for who and what he is.

[Read the full article, see photos from the tour and Sean's set list at TodaysCountryMag.com]

 



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Jager Tour Pt. 4

Check in with SPM on day 7 of the Jager Tour on his way back to Nashville, TN!



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Jagermeister Tour Extended

This just in!

Sean’s stay on the Jagermeister Country Tour has been extended! He has been asked to pick up an additional 7 dates on the road with Eric Church and Josh Thompson.

New Jager Tour Dates:
3/17 – Madison, WI – The Orpheum Theatre
3/18 – Green Bay, WI – Tom Dick & Harrys
3/19 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
3/20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/21 – Springfield, IL – Prairie Capital Conv Center
3/24 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
3/27 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre



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Today’s Country Magazine Talks Jager Tour

Check out what Today’s Country Magazine has to say about Sean’s part in the Jagermeister Country Tour:

“Sean Patrick McGraw – The rough and gritty singer took over the stage at 7:30pm and the show was off and running. Sean had just come off the Trace Adkins/Toby Keith tour as the opening act. If you have seen him before, you may want to check him out again. As he has explained that they don’t use a set list and every show is different because they wing it. Not only do they wing it, but they bring it and throw it down. The drums and the driving beat of the bass lead the show off with, “Long Way From Slowing Down.” As the cheers die down, McGraw says, “first things first, my name is Sean Patrick McGraw and this is my friend Jager,” as he toasts the audience and dives back into the music with his hit, “Dollar Ain’t Worth A Dime.” Quickly he adds, “this next is for ya’ll. It’s about hooking up, drinking and smoking weed,” with a little twang we found ourselves doing some “Cowtippin’” with Sean and the band. “I have some cd’s in the back for sale, it that’s not doing it for you I have t-shirts,” laughs Sean. He rounded out the set with “Rockstar” and “My So Called Life.” Once again proving why he deserves to be on tour with acts like Keith, Adkins and Church. McGraw is a hard working, true blooded redneck and makes no apologies for who and what he is.

[Read the full article, see photos from the tour and Sean's set list at TodaysCountryMag.com]




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Jager Country Tour w/ Eric Church day 6

I have to apologize for the blogs stacking up a bit. It’s hard to get online when you’re on the road, and-I’ve had responsible people take me to task for this:

“you can get online when you’re in your hotel room”

-Not when it’s $20 a day
-Not at 3am when you’re just getting in
-not when you’re half in-the-bag
-not when you can’t find the door
-not when you’re at the Rainbow (hourly rates) motel off Hwy 41 in some namesless town in Indiana.

“You can get online at most fast food places”

-Not when you’re going through the drive-through trying to make sound-check on time.
-not when you’re living on gas station burritos and Beef jerky
-not when you’re in the van 15 hours and you’re the one behind the wheel.

These are my excuses. May they suffice or may you forgive me.

Anyhow….

We played Joe’s Bar in Chicago last night. The fifth date thus far as support on the JAGERMEISTER COUNTRY TOUR w/ ERIC CHURCH (and Josh Thompson. And Rick Monroe. And your’s truly. And my band: The Jeff Beckley Band, also known as the Randy Hofgren experience, the reg’lar Joe’s from Buffalo, los boracho’s unidos, the fly-guys-from-WNY….okay that last one is LAME-and the Jeff Beckley thing, that’s a loooong story and a very funny inside joke. Get to know us, maybe we’ll share…)

So where was I? Yes, playing Chicago. Well after much travel and strife it was a big relief just to get to the limit’s of Chi-Town, the city of the Big shoulders, the second city, the Queen City, the Windy City…I digress, WHY?

Hell, I guess to be colorful.

So there we are onstage, and after the first date on this JAGER Tour where I’ve personally appeared for sound-check I walked onstage and had NO Monitors-which isn’t the biggest deal, but I mention it if for no other reason than to give explanation for all the funny hand signs I was making trying to get the sound-guys attention. Yes, my audience, I was not tring to levitate that black box on the floor, to send the runner to second, to land the f-14 on the flight deck… was trying to signal “turn it ON, then turn it UP.” That also explains the big smile on my face near the end of our second song when the sound engineer finally figured me out and DID turn it on and turn it up. From there, our set went without a hitch and the crowd seemed appreciative and a good time was had by me, and by my band and by our crew and by my cousins from Joliet and once again we live the rock and roll life and wake up a lil’ hazy and hurting but it’s a good kind of haze and hurt.

I should write about Josh Thompson and Eric Church. So I will: I miss most of Josh’s set while I’m out signing merch, but I can hear him and his band sounds great and they seem like nice guys. Same for Eric Church, ‘cept I do get to see him and it’s a pleasure cause I really dig his material and his band is friggin’ awesome. And I’m not just saying that, I mean it, I mean, I might-probably would say it– even if it weren’t true, but It’s true. They rock. And Jager rocks. And Chicago rocks. And with that I’ll bid theee farewell, and with that I’m reminded of an Elizabethan manner for asking “who farted?” that I thought of today while Hofgren and Guitar Joe slept and I drove:

“From whence cometh that malodorous expression of one’s gastrointestinal discontent?”

Don’t know why I had to go there. And I thought of more that I’ll share with you later, but this is the end. BYE.

Sean