Gretchen McMahon

Award winning Bard Gretchen McMahon is wicked sonic ambrosia. She blends equal parts Celtic Women vocals with Carlos Santana and Loreena McKinnett string prowess on guitar, Celtic Harp and mandolin, then serves it on a bed of Celtic/Gypsy/Jazz spiced with lyrics both sassy and achingly beautiful. Come experience her genre-bending style of five hundred years of music in five minutes, rooted in folk, world, jazz and Celtic sounds. Gretchen McMahon also performs as The Bard of Stagg, .and has shared the stage with Frenchy and The Punk, Kiva, Ishtar, Ginger Doss and Spiral Rhythms. 

Military brat, world traveler and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/songwriter Gretchen McMahon won the prestigious MC award at the Bardic competition held at the Chalk Man Pub during Pennsic 45 in 2016, and the silver medal in the Austin radio station KLBJ Guitar Wars. She has released 3 CDs and an EP as well as 2 CDs with her previous group, Brigit's Kiss.  
Gretchen McMahon has been featured on the Acoustic Cafe Radio Show and has provided music for stage, film and television. 

Gretchen McMahon brings her tribute to musical craftsmanship and her riveting live performance to music festivals, concerts and private events across the U.S. Her touring highlights include main stage performances at The Maryland Faerie Festival, Mountain Mysteries Beltane and Mabon Festivals in Charlottesville, Virginia , The Simple Sounds Concert Series in Longhorn Caverns State Park as well as house concerts and Unity Church appearances. She is solidifying her 2016-17 tour schedule and recording her upcoming latest CD. With plans to tour Europe, she hopes to share her musical soul with the world. 

Get transported to a world full of wit, mythic exploration and enchanting spirit with Gretchen McMahon.

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