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Dec 11, 2017

This episode is a live recording of Brian McGee's set at The Station in Carrboro, NC on 12/2/17.

Brian McGee has always been a little out of step with the times. When his cousins were starting cover bands and selling out college bars in their native Philadelphia, Brian co-founded the legendary East Coast pop-punk band Plow United. When pop-punk was in every mall and Plow United was over, Brian found his way to the mountains of North Carolina, where he became a skilled multi-instrumentalist with a deep knowledge of the darkest corners of American folk music. And by the time every 30-something punk dude and their mom had picked up an acoustic guitar and started singing “This Land is Your Land,” Brian had found his way back up to the East Coast, this time to Asbury Park, New Jersey. With the internet abuzz over Plow United’s 2011 reunion at Riot Fest East and 2013 album, Marching Band, Brian stepped into the studio with the Bouncing Souls’ Pete Steinkopf to record what he suspected might be the best songs of his life. The result was Ruin Creek, his third solo album. A stripped-down affair, Ruin Creek combined punk brevity with rain-streaked folk minimalism.

Plow United is currently on hiatus. Brian formed a band in NC called Sneakers Award and they have begun gigging in earnest.

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