Cameron McGill

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Chicago songwriter Cameron McGill has carved out a place for himself through years of relentless touring and a growing list of self-released albums. His sixth, the forthcoming Gallows Etiquette, is due October 15th, and finds McGill in the company of a new band. The lineup further refines McGill’s version of baroque soul—a marriage of the American songbook stylings of Randy Newman & Harry Nilsson with a rhythm section drawing on the Stax Records catalog.

The album was produced by McGill, bassist Rodrigo Palma (Saves The Day), and drummer Charles Koltak (Judah Johnson), and was engineered by Tyler Watkins of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. McGill funded the album via a campaign which concluded this month. A percentage of funds raised will support Rock For Kids, a charity which provides instruments and music education to underserved Chicago public school children. He will be celebrating the album’s release with a residency at Chicago’s famed Schubas throughout October and November.

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