Brian McGrath
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Brian McGrath


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"Brian McGrath - "Breaking Ties" and "Cost of Things""

Singer songwriters have a special place in my heart, I think we all start as this particular species of musician, some of us get smart and grab a band, and others forge on into the cruel world to test their might. Brian McGrath is of the latter. Breaking ties has an interesting arrangement, the vocals are Thom York-y, in fact the song sounds pretty Radioheadish to me overall, which is a good thing - Brian hits it pretty welll; the song is a nice, moody, emotional piece, which pulls you in and sticks with you after you've pressed stop.

Cost of Things is reminiscent of SPringsteens Born in the USA era: Brian's strong baritone ohhhh ohhhh ohhhhing all over a strong rhythm and a Coldplay lead blanketed in reverb. A strong song, much less Radiohead, and more AMericana rock, stop by - if you don't want to spend $5 on the album, at least you can enjoy some decently written songs. - Chicago Independent Music Review


The Streets of Chicago EP
1. Breaking Ties
2. Big Ideas
3. Beg or Borrow
4. Fine Line
5. Keep it Down
6. Home
7. Burning Rain
8. Ghosts
9. The Streets of Chicago
10. Reprise



In the city of Chicago arises a voice, both honest and true, a voice echoing through the city streets and into the homes of the working, the hoping and the without, reciting the unromantic stories of the common man, the unseen struggles that tirelessly haunt, a voice rises impassioned with the spirit of his city as the night becomes day and the world start again. This is the voice of Brian McGrath, singer and songwriter rooted in both the people and ideas of Chicago, his home. On any given night, you might find McGrath in a northside bar telling his stories, or maybe even in the many college coffee house brimming with young ideal minded folks that listen with one part curiousity and two parts hope. McGrath an organic performer through and through; a singer with honesty and purpose, a singer testifying not only to past realities but to the possiblity of the future, a hopefullness permeating his lyrics, music and character.

Brian McGrath's first album, "The Streets of Chicago" was released in May 2009 and can be heard on