Juxtaposing relaxed, introspective verses with a catchy, driving chorus, “Overboard” is the first tune to come forth from Pat McGee’s forthcoming self-titled LP. The record was in large part funded through Kickstarter, where fans showed their tremendous support for McGee’s vision through doubling the initial donation goal he set out for the project. Clearly motivated both by his own passions and by the enthusiasm of his supporters, McGee brought on a stellar cast of players to aid in making Pat McGee, including Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Waddy Watchel, Danny Kortchmar, and Jeff Pevar. Other guest stars include John Popper, Paul Barrerre, and Pat Monahan.
McGee tells PopMatters about “Overboard”, “When I wrote the music to this song it was directly connected to the emotion of the lyric. It had to be gentle and emotive with a sense of comfort but also touching on the feeling of being reckless and free. This song lyrically speaks directly to my wife. I wanted to admit to her in a song (call it lame, but it was an Anniversary gift) that I was head over heals in love with her and wasn’t afraid to publicly sing about it. A moment of vulnerability.”
Pat McGee is out on 12 May via Noble Steed Music.
Mar 21—Fairfield Theater Company—Westport, CT
Mar 28—Tin Angel—Philadelphia, PA
Apr 03—City Winery—New York, NY
Apr 24—Catoctin Creek Distilling Company—Purcellville, VA
Apr 25—Adroit Theory Brewing Company—Purcellville, VA
May 02—Rams Head On Stage—Annapolis, MD
May 08—Music Box Supper Club—Cleveland, OH
May 28—Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront—Kill Devil Hills, NC