Sean Patrick Mcgraw







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A Summer to Beat All….

It was a summer to beat all.

In May we managed to pull off making a video out in California and then we managed to get CMT to play it. At the end of the month my miracle-worker-management-label people (they would form Little Engine Records as they went along) got the idea to try an get me on StageCoach-that HUGE concert in CA-that was all of five days away, and they made it happen. I literally cancelled a show in the basement bar of a Comfort Inn in Fairview Pennsylvania to play the show…and there we were in Inido, CA on the BIG stage and 30,000+ people bore witness. Among them was August Brown, a reporter from the LA times, who wrote a few nice things about yours truly and, along with a personal review from the head of AEG, the band and I got an at bat: in the big leagues: opening three dates for Toby Keith and Trace Adkins on America’s Toughest Tour.

Those dates became six.

Then we added sixteen more.

Somewhere in the middle of all of that we debuted on nationally syndicated TV when we played on the Jimmy Kimmel show

And then, we thought the run was over, we added three more dates with Toby and Trace.

And finally this last weekend, America’s Toughest Tour came to an end.

If the weight of all that my band and I have experienced this summer hadn’t sunk in yet, things finally hit home at the commencement of our set at the Mid West Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL on Saturday night. After three months of schooling in how-to-be-the-opening-band for two of country biggest (literally) stars, we knew we’d found our groove; we settled in on the big stage, we finally made it on the Jumbo-tron and after amusing us with over twenty odd variations on my name on green room doors throughout the US, tonight, not only was my name spelled right, but it was spelled right over a star.

We made a lot of friends this summer. I’m gonna miss the crew, the other bands, the big audiences, the steak in catering, in a BIG way.

I had the time of my life.

Many thanks to TK Kimbrel, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Traces band, Mark Gillespie, Wayne…The Easy Money Band: Dave, Chuck, Rex, Rich, Joey, Josh, Roman, Willy, Carl, Mica…you guys were the best! Thanks SO much David Milam, Kirby, Ashley Swan, Earl, Scott, Kenny Jason, Bill, for taking great care of us and treating an unknown opening band like we were somebody’s.

And thank YOU to all the wonderful people who took the time to comment and email us stuff like this:

Mark Shreve
Saw you guys in St. Louis Friday and just ordered your cd. We all really enjoyed your music and looking forward to more.

Kris Diebold
You were FANTASTIC in St. Louis!!!!!! Hope to see more of you.

Brandon Bittner loved your show in chicago!!! you got me hooked. good luck hope to hear more songs from ya!!!!

Helene Murphy You all are totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary Boyd they couldn’t have gotten a better up and coming artist to open for Trace Adkins and Toby
Keith…You Rock SOUTHERN STYLE….keep it up and you could HEADLINE and TOBY and TRACE can open open for you….keep ROCKIN

Heather
I live in Texas but just saw you in Chicago! You were awesome! I loved your show. You will go far. I would love to see you come to West Texas soon!

Claudia
I couldn’t agree more with the comments. Saw you in St. Louis and thought you were GREAT! Just spent my lunch hour looking for your website so I could buy your CD!
posted: 2009-09-21 12:24:59
Cindy

Saw you in STL Friday night love your music. Going to buy the CD. Look forward to more!
posted: 2009-09-21 10:44:58

Renee Michele Lentine-Spanburg
Absolutely loved the Chicago concert. Sure you will go far!

Aubrey Murphy you were amazing last night in chicago. Great talent. Hope to go to a show your a headlining in the future!!
Aubrey Murphy ps- i LOVE that lip curl you do!!

Angela Michelle Arnett Wise – 1 mutual friend
You was awesome Friday night at the Lou.Loved listening to you sing.I will be getting your CD.

Cindy Crooke-Asklund – 1 mutual friend
I saw you last month in San Berdo, CA when you opened for Trace and Toby…you we’re great!

David Thompson September 20 at 11:31pm
Just had to say that was the first time that I had heard your music and I thought you were outstanding. Going out and buying your CD tomorrow. Keep up the the great work and hope to hear more awesome music from you.
God Bless,
David Thompson

Steve Veecaro Great show lastnight can’t wait for you to come back!! You truely have talent!

Ruthanne Wheeler Awesome job last night!!! I definitely am a fan now, and looking forward to seeing you again in Chicago! Make it back again soon!!! :-)

Julia Gibbons I loved your show on Friday night! Keep up the great work :)

Damorrow Warren Robison
Awsome show….

Lisa Hood
He had a great show in St. Louis Friday night as well.

TJ Fenton
Yeah the St. Lou show kicked

Nathan Plants Really liked what I heard on sat night! You guys r awesome! Bought ur prerelease and been listening to it all day!

Janelle Kreiling great show last night! looking forward to hearing more from you – maybe on US99 in the near future???

Phillip Willett you were great in st. louis i loved it !!!

Chriswants to be your friend!Seen the show at Montage Mtn, You kicked ass!!!

Mark Coglianese great concert last night in Chicago…bought new cd

Dana Marie September 20 at 7:54pm
Hey! I saw you last night at in the chicago land area! I have to say, I had never heard of you before but you were awesome! I even got your pre-release CD last night! Just wanted to say I love your music. Have a good night.
~Dana

Alicia Potter I just wanted to let you know that I got to see you last night at Tinley Park! Simply Amazing! You’re very good looking too :) Good luck with your career!

Judy Nowak – 1 mutual friend
So…it was great seeing you play Saturday night in Tinley Park…I had no idea you were from Nashville..I was there in June and hope to be there again in November…

Janelle Kreiling great show last night! looking forward to hearing more from you – maybe on US99 in the near future???

Melissa Tetlow saw you last night in tinely park great show LOVED IT:)
Saw you in Southaven Wed. nite. You were awesome!!

Sean,
Until a couple weeks ago I didn’t know you had that “Long Way From
Slowin’ Down” album out. I guess I thought “Saturday Night” was your
last one. Anyway, I bought it and I just wanted to tell you (and I
know you know this) how fucking great it is. Every song is a winner
and your voice is better than I’ve ever heard it. I’ve been a big fan
of your music, rather I told you or not, since I heard “The Letting
Go” when I was playing with you in the Eagles thing, but I haven’t had
a lot of free time to listen to music for recreation in a while. Since
I got your last album I’ve really been getting into your entire
catalog; it’s the best thing as a whole that I’ve heard since the 70s,
and I mean that as a huge compliment. I lost interest, for the most
part, in country music in the mid eighties and I HATE 99% of the shit
that’s being vomited out these days. You’re hands down the best thing
going today. I could go on about specific songs, etc. but I don’t
think that’s necessary. I just wanted to tell you how much I dug your
stuff and that I’m really thrilled things are finally starting to tilt
in your favor. Looks like the cream is finally starting to rise. I’m
really glad I got the opportunity to share the stage with you and I
hope our paths will cross musically sometime again in the future. If
you ever need a singing drummer…

Be safe on the road and good luck!

Best,

KW

p.s. Thanks for saving a genre badly in need of saving.

Aimme Haack
Sean u where awesome saw u last night at tinley park and can’t wait to c u again. Keep it going.

Raymond Scott
Awsome show Sep. 19 at Tinley Park. You did an awsome job.

Damorrow Warren Robison Ya’ll did a really good job Wed night southaven…hope to see ya’ll again

Lawrence Wheeler
Have a GREAT SHOW!!! BTW, if U happen to get to the Navy Pier, watch out for a guy named “Chuck”…He’s bad news. LOL

Gail Rendleman
Hi Sean,Your performance was awesome at the Toby Keith tour concert last night in Chicago.We sat in the 3rd row and I got your guitar pic you threw out to the crowd. I forgot I put it in my jeans pocket and WASHED MY JEANS! All is well, the pic was at the bottom of the washing machine and very clean with a little turtle on it still. :) Awesome performance!Enjoy your time off after your concert of the tour!

Nina Rose
We saw you in tinley park and loved you all. Def gonna be buying a cd…ur pretty hot too….have a good one!!!!!!!

caitlin
just saw you at tinley park, AMAZING show!!! loved your songs, not bad on the eyes either. buying your cd tonight

Terri
Saw you tonight at Tinley Park, IL and you took a picture with my daughter and one of your band mates and you signed her hand. Thanks for the wonderful show!!!
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Judy
Saw you last night in St. Louis with Toby and Trace. Great job! I’m ordering your CD now!

Chelsey
Saw you last night in St. Louis…Great job!

Greg Boyer
Will do. Great show last night!!

Renee
Awesome show in Chicago last night! Now that I have had the day to recover gonna buy your CD. You are gonna go far!

Tanya LaBrec Saw you last night.
you are amazing!!
and you couldnt have gotten on a better tour!! cant wait to see what you have in store for us. =)

Stacey Pritchard Wolcott Awesome performance yesterday!
Looking forward to getting your CD
You kicked ass last night.

Alyssa Lodge I saw you in St. Louis Friday and you were amazing!
A m a n d a J. ☮
wants to be your friend!
yerr so hot !
race dawgwants to be your friend!seen you last night in chicago great show good luck

*Heather Lynn*wants to be your friend!Saw you perform last night in Chicago. . . Show was amazing! I love your voice

Beth Corbett Costa Ditto all of the “We loved you in Chicago” comments! Looking forward to hearing more of your stuff! :)

Debbie Jensen Saw you at First Midwest last night you guys were great

Aubrey Murphy new fan after last nights show in chicago., you guys were amazing!!

Danielle Wagner new fan after the show in chicago!!!! great job!!

Beth Corbett Costa Ditto all of the “We loved you in Chicago” comments! Looking forward to hearing more of your stuff! :)

Debbie Jensen Saw you at First Midwest last night you guys were great

Aubrey Murphy new fan after last nights show in chicago., you guys were amazing!!
Danielle Wagner new fan after the show in chicago!!!! great job!!

Shannon Wagner-Hageness Awsome Job Last Night in Chicago!!!!!You now have a new fan!!

Dennis Green great job last nite

Wm. Medina Great show in Chicago!

Nina Rose
We thought u were awesome when we saw u in chicago with Trace and Toby…we will be looking for ur website so we can get a cd…hope all keeps going well!!!! Gets some rest and make some more tunes….Nina

Vernette Karnes
I was at the concert with some of my friends last night in Chicago. You were absolutely wonderful

Dave Robertson rocked the house out on thursday night in the atl great band

Dennis Green great job last nite

Dave Wuerstle Hey whats up you guys where awsome last night!!really had a good time!

Jacob O’Neill
Hell yeah! Had a blast can’t wait till u giys come back and headline!
Dude…if you don’t like country, don’t go to the concerts. And certainly don’t write the reviews! It was a fantastic concert, a great time and fun for everyone that I saw. And did you see the amount of people there? That many paid good money for their tickets and I didn’t hear anyone but you complaining. Sean Patrick McGraw was great, I’ll give you that. But Trace and Toby…their “macho” is part of their appeal, along with their stage personalities, musical talent and entertainment capabilities. Country is “tough”, a lot more than the next band that came through wearing girls’ jeans and eye make-up, or weren’t you there to review that one? That was one of the best shows I’ve been to this year, thanks to all that were involved!

Opened up for Toby Keith and Trace Adkins?
I recently saw Toby Keith in Raleigh NC, July 11th 09.
There was a new guy that played before Trace Adkins, and I can not remember his name.
He sang a song about “Cow Tippin”. Does anyone know who he is?!
Thanks!
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His name is sean patrick mcgraw
i saw toby and trace out here in cali last weekend, kick *** show!
Wm. Medina Great show in Chicago!

Megan Friel you were soo good tonight in tinley! :) cowtippin’ was super goood.

Ruthanne Wheeler You were awesome tonight in Tinley Park!!! I’m totally a fan after seeing you open for Trace and Toby! Great job – I can’t wait to see you again!!!!
Kaity Kaity Murphy
Kaity wants to be your friend!I saw you open for Trace Adkins and Toby Keith on 09-18-09. I was really impressed
NashvilleDan
NashvilleDanwants to be your friend!Good gig in Tinley Park last night! GREAT Songwriting; Lookin forward to hearing more!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mary Gibbons Awesome performance in St. Louis last night!! :)
I was at this show and I thought you guys really kicked ass!!!!!!!!!! I also bought your pre release cd. Thanks for the great show.

Cathy Jensen Loved the my so called life!

Josolyn Bolla You guys were great in South Haven!! Good luck to you!
Wanda White great job in southaven wednesday.
Amber Miller my favorite song tonight at tinley park was cowtippin’ loved it i got to take a pic with mr. SEAN PATRICK MCGRAW!!!!!!!!! love it
Kath Fisher All I can say is WOW you did a great job in Tinley Park…. you can keep up with those Big Dogs like a champ
Carmen Petrosino Just did your Chicago show, Way to go. Can’t wait to hear more of you guys on the radio. ………Blast US99. We got to get this guy some radio time……….
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Katherine Case I LOVED y’all tonight at Tinley Park!! Enjoyed singing along to your cd all the way home with hubby. I enjoyed your performance the most tonight!! Good luck and blessings!Remove
Christopher F. Schmidt You guys absolutely rocked The First Midwest Center tonight! You now have a great and loyal fan!!!!
Liz Schreiber Heard y ou today at First Midwest Theatre – I enjoyed my self – good music
Damorrow Warren Robison Hey Guys…ya’ll did a great job in Southaven, Ms on the 16th…I really enjoyed the show….and thanks for taking the picture with me it was great…keep up the good work…Mary Gibbons Awesome performance in St. Louis
TanNina Rose September 20 at 1:24am Report
We thought uwere aweswome
ya Hodges Bergner Excellent show tonight in St. Louis!!! 

Nancy Jean Meyer Sean-The Atlanta show rocked-and I am happy to be one of the folks at the Dark Horse the last time you hit the ATL….You sounded amazing ;)
Jim Hopkins Show in the stl rocked. Great job.
Lisa Hood
Loved ur concert!!

Wanda White great job in southaven wednesday.

Michaelle Hall Great job in St. Louis last night!!! New fan here!Remove
Robin Francis Y’all were awesome tonight in St. Louis! Would love to catch y’all next time you’re in town!
Anne Harper Knowles Loved seeing you guys in Atlanta last night. Cow Tippin’ sounds like my home area in FL.
To: Sean Patrick McGraw
i was at the concert in atlanta last night, it was good

Robinwants to be your friend!Loved you in St Louis, MO

Angella Herrmann
wants to be your friend!Hi Sean! Saw you in concert in St. Louis tonight with Toby and Trace! You were awesome! Thanks for such a great show!

LenaLena Song
Hey!. . I really like the music! ;]
Judy
Saw you last night in St. Louis with Toby and Trace. Great job! I’m ordering your CD now!
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Chelsey
Saw you last night in St. Louis…Great job!
posted: 2009-09-19 12:44:50
Angella
saw you tonight in St.Louis and you were awesome! What a great performance! Best wishes to you!
posted: 2009-09-19 02:19:19
jim
saw you last night in atlanta yall lit it up for me i wish you much success keep rockn
Jennifer Watts
your concert was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! i love Cow Tippin’!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa Corley Spradlin
Enjoyed hearing you last night in Atlanta along with Trace and Toby. The concert was just AWESOME!!!
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Alex Kirk
the atlanta concert was the best concert i have ever been to
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TJ Fenton September 19 at 12:23pm
Saw you yesterday evening opening for Trace and Toby. Just wanted to say we appreciate and enjoyed your songs. Didn’t have time to get the CD but you can damn well bet I’ll get one on payday. Good luck in your career, keep up the good work and I hope you hit it BIG.
Abi Smith
Amen! Soutthaven was AWESOME!!! :) you are AWESOME and now one of my new favorites!
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Lynn Patterson Spurgeon
I agree with Abi. Awesome show in Southaven. You guys rocked!!
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Stanley Wilcox
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find your CD’s in Virginia. I am in Hampton Roads and can not find any of your music. Down loaded a few a songs from I Tunes, but that is it.
Kaci King September 18 at 7:33pm Report
You’re awesome we saw you in concert with Toby Keith in st Louis
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A Change In Schedule…

Hey everybody!

So I started out writing a li’l  e-mail blast the other day with all the details for this coming weekend and I got interrupted and I never sent it,  and—just as well–we’ve made some changes to our weekend plans.

We were supposed to play at MERRITT ESTATES FALLFEST this Saturday.

We are NOT.

We’re playing with TOBY KEITH and TRACE ADLKINS instead…

I know….. I thought our run with “AMERICA’S TOUGHEST TOUR” was over…well, after 22 dates, I guess not.  We’ve been added to upcoming shows in Memphis, St Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and this Saturday we’ll be opening the program at the NISSAN PAVILLION in Washington, DC.

Cool huh?

And if we haven’t said we’re very sorry for last-minute schedule changes, let me say it now:

WE’RE SORRY.

Really.

Anyhow.

We WILL be playing at MERRITT ESTATES on SUNDAY (as in the 13th, this Sunday)  from 3-7 or so. So can you change your plans as well?

MERRITT ESTATES is located on King Rd. outside of Forestville NY.  The weather’s been beautiful lately. The grapes are getting ripe and all of Northern Chautauqua Co. smell likes jelly at the moment….

We’re happy to give you a reason to drink wine on a Sunday afternoon.

Visit www.merrittestatewinery.com for more FALLFEST INFO

ALSO on Sunday:  prior to the Band playing at Fallfest, I’ll be out there solo and acoustic at the FUND FOR THE FLOOD BENEFIT at the LAKE SHORE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE on Rt. 5 in Sheridan, NY.  I’ve got relatives who lost near everything they owned in that flood.  I only wish there was more I could do. I’m playing at 1pm.  There will be great food and raffles.  This is for a great cause.  There will be bands throughout the day.

LATER on Sunday, after MERRIT ESTATE.  I’ll be heading south to Mayville NY for one last summer party-on-the-patio at the LAKEVIEW HOTEL.  Originally, I was to have kicked things off at 3pm.  I think we’ll be looking at 7or 8pm for now.

LAKEVIEW HOTEL is located on Water St, In Mayville, NY on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake.  A great stop (as are all the aforementioned shindigs) if you’re out for a spin on the cycle.  This party goes ‘til whenever…

FINALLY…

Reminding folks that TONIGHT the boys and I will be at SHAWBUCKS in Jamestown, NY.  Cool singer songwriter MATT MALOOF starts off the festivities at 10PM.

SHAWBUCKS is located at 212 2nd Ave in “JimmyTown”

Y’all travel safe…we’ll get some sleep on Monday….

Peace
sean



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A Change In Schedule…

So I started out writing a li’l  e-mail blast the other day with all the details for this coming weekend and I got interrupted and I never sent it,  and—just as well–we’ve made some changes to our weekend plans.

We were supposed to play at MERRITT ESTATES FALLFEST this Saturday.

We are NOT.

We’re playing with TOBY KEITH and TRACE ADLKINS instead…

I know..… I thought our run with “AMERICA’S TOUGHEST TOUR” was over…well, after 22 dates, I guess not.  We’ve been added to upcoming shows in Memphis, St Louis, AtlantaChicago, and this Saturday we’ll be opening the program at the NISSAN PAVILLION in Washington, DC.

Cool huh?

And if we haven’t said we’re very sorry for last-minute schedule changes, let me say it now:

WE’RE SORRY.

Really.

Anyhow.

We WILL be playing at MERRITT ESTATES on SUNDAY (as in the 13th, this Sunday)  from 3-7 or so. So can you change your plans as well?  

MERRITT ESTATES is located on King Rd. outside of Forestville NY.  The weather’s been beautiful lately. The grapes are getting ripe and all of Northern Chautauqua Co. smell likes jelly at the moment….

We’re happy to give you a reason to drink wine on a Sunday afternoon.

Visit www.merrittestatewinery.com for more FALLFEST INFO

ALSO on Sunday:  prior to the Band playing at Fallfest, I’ll be out there solo and acoustic at the FUND FOR THE FLOOD BENEFIT at the LAKE SHORE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE on Rt. 5 in Sheridan, NY.  I’ve got relatives who lost near everything they owned in that flood.  I only wish there was more I could do. I’m playing at 1pm.  There will be great food and raffles.  This is for a great cause.  There will be bands throughout the day.

LATER on Sunday, after MERRIT ESTATE.  I’ll be heading south to Mayville NY for one last summer party-on-the-patio at the LAKEVIEW HOTEL.  Originally, I was to have kicked things off at 3pm.  I think we’ll be looking at 7or 8pm for now.  

LAKEVIEW HOTEL is located on Water St, In Mayville, NY on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake.  A great stop (as are all the aforementioned shindigs) if you’re out for a spin on the cycle.  This party goes ‘til whenever…

FINALLY…

Reminding folks that TONIGHT the boys and I will be at SHAWBUCKS in Jamestown, NY.  Cool singer songwriter MATT MALOOF starts off the festivities at 10PM.

SHAWBUCKS is located at 212 2nd Ave in “JimmyTown”

Y’all travel safe…we’ll get some sleep on Monday….

Peace

sean



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Bemus,DARIEN LAKE,Scranton,PA.

Friends

Well after years and years of hard-at-it I’m getting’ to see a dream come true this week.  I used to go to a lot of concerts when I was a teenager, and if it was summertime and a band was coming to town, they played Darien Lake. Playing a venue that size is something I’ve always wanted to do (I can’t believe I‘ve been doing it all summer) and to come back to that same stage that I saw all those groups on…it’s kind of mind blowing.

OUR SCHEDULE this week looks like this:

On Thursday , Sept 3rd We’ll be rockin’ on Bemus Bay NY’s floating Stage for “HEADS UP FOR THE POPS.”  Not only is this show a benefit for the Bemus Bay Pops Orchestra, it’s a also a craft-beer festival with offerings from Anheuser-Busch, Ellicottville Brewing Company, and Southern Tier

BEER, people. 

GOOD BEER….

and then there’s me and my band.  Think of it this way; you’re not just having a couple pops…you’re supporting the arts.   

Could be one of the last outdoor shindigs we have this “summer-without-a-summer.”  We’re promising good weather.   Show starts at 6pm with a meet-and-greet after.  Tix are $20 (includes BEER) presale, $25 (includes BEER) at the gate. 

Bemus Point, NY is on picturesque Chautauqua Lake, about 20min west of Jamestown NY off I-86, 30 min east of Erie , PA..

Info/Tickets at www.bemusbaypops.com      

On Friday, we resume our travels with Trace Adkins and Toby Keith as a part of ‘AMERICA’S TOUGHEST TOUR.” at the aforementioned DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.  We go on at 7:25pm sharp…We’d love to see all our old friends, we’ll see y’all out on the lawn after our set…It’s gonna be a BIG night.

On Saturday AMERICA’S TOUGHEST TOUR (sponsored by FORD) rolls on to Scranton, PA’s TOYOTA PAVILLION (irony, anyone?)  Once again, as has been the routine this summer, we’re on at 7:25pm sharp.

Hope see ya’s around.  Y’all have a great holiday!!

Peace

Sean