It started with a Coke. When an Aussie friend pointed out that in America, a “regular” Coke was the size of a “Large” in the rest of the world, Mcgowan’s album American Regular got its name and attitude. Like its carbonated counterpart it’s a bit bigger and bolder than it probably should be. But just like an American Coke, it’s so good you won’t care.
Mcgowan Southworth was raised with no TV. His dad ran a saw mill in northern New Hampshire, and when Mcgowan wasn’t working for him he was playing guitar or listening to the radio. The lack of distraction allowed him to grow up steeped in classic rock n’ roll, and that upbringing comes through in his music. Though he’s based in Brooklyn now, he’s retained that small town sound, letting emotion and fun seep into his songs.
“Daddy’s Gonna Ring My Bell”
“Comeback Kid”, live
“Girl, Girl, Girl, You’re Making Me Nervous”, live