John Joseph McCauley III, was born and grew up in Providence, RI. Self-taught on drums, guitar, piano, and pedal steel, McCauley’s music shows the mixed flavours of the pop, rock, blues, and country influences he brings to his music adds complexity and depth to his tunes.
Since graduating in 2004, McCauley’s been a full-time touring musician handling most of his bookings and promotions on his own. In 2004 he produced Jukebox Whore, with 11 songs recorded at his apartment and in his parents’ basement. He recorded Split, a collaborative album with New Hampshire bass player Nat Baldwin in his parents’ living room, that same year for a small tape-only label out of Providence called Tabel.Split was his next recording along with the New Hampshire bass player Nat Baldwin done in his parents’ living room.
After years of being on the road, fully developing his distinct howl of a voice, and honing his guitar skills, McCauley had earned himself a following of devoted fans and supporters. His homemade country blues has grown into an indie rock phenomenon, earning him and his band a spot at this past summer’s Newport Folk Festival, interviews with NBC’s Brian Williams, and thousands of miles of touring.