Mitch McLaughlin
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Mitch McLaughlin

Homer Glen, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Homer Glen, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Give it a Spin - Dove"

Earlier this month, Mitch McLaughlin, a singer-songwriter from the South Suburbs of Chicago, released Mitch McLaughlin is My Best Friend – a four track acoustic EP. Although still in high school, McLaughlin’s music is decidedly mature, and you can get the full experience of it from the EP’s standout track, “Dove”.

While the entire EP acts as a vehicle for McLaughlin’s storytelling, “Dove” showcases his ability to create strong and significant vocal melodies. The track benefits from being a bit rough around the edges as it opens its accessibility and encourages a more personal connection with the material. “Dove” is a strong and undeniably catchy acoustic song from a young musician that I hope to hear more from in the future. - Eric Slager

"Premiere: "Apart" by Mitch McLaughlin"

From the South suburbs of Chicago, singer-songwriter Mitch McLaughlin is busy putting the finishing touches on his sophomore EP. A follow-up to his debut, Mitch McLaughlin is My Best Friend, released just three months ago, he isn’t wasting any time. The upcoming effort’s first single is titled “Apart”, and we are thrilled to be able to premiere the track right here on Midwest Action!

“Apart” is an airy acoustic piece sprinkled with percussive moments of spoken lyrics that work to ground the track and break its otherwise consistent melody. After building into the song’s strongest vocal moment, Mitch eases the track out with some laid-back whistling. We’re looking forward to hearing more of Mitch’s warm acoustic folk when the EP gets it’s full release in the next few weeks.

He told us a little about what we can expect from the release. “The overall feel of this EP is to keep sticking to what makes me happy, and that’s exploring other sub genres of folk with mixing new soft harmonies, and classic rocking chair on a front porch with a guitar style.”

Be sure to check Mitch out on Facebook for news about the upcoming release as well as details on any future shows! - Eric Slager

"MWA Approved: Mitch McLaughlin at the House of Blues"

Chicago’s House of Blues may be known for hosting national touring acts, but on Sunday night the venue will be filled with local Illinois talent. The show features a packed bill with six different bands/musicians taking the stage. Among them will be MWA favorite, Mitch McLaughlin.

The Homer Glen singer-songwriter released his debut EP, Mitch McLaughlin is My Best Friend, in February and the acoustic EP’s four blues and folk influenced tracks do an excellent job of showcasing McLaughlin’s storytelling and vocal abilities. Back in February, we recommended giving the track “Dove” a spin and if you missed it then, there’s no time like the present. - Eric Slager


Still working on that hot first release.



Mitch McLaughlin is not a band, but an individual, and that is all he wants to be recognized at. With an honest story-telling voice, Mitch conveys his emotions, and thoughts throughout each song, and when seen live, breaks the fourth wall that many musicians leave up. So there is no band, shtick, or "act", but an honest kid relating to those who listen.

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