Official MusicFest Artist

Mike McClure
Years at MusicFest:
6
Releases:
Camelot Falling (2018), Live at the Beach (2014), 50 Billion (2011), Halfway Out of the Woods (2010), Zero Dark 30 (2010), Onion (2009), did7(2008), Foam (2006), Camelot Falling (2005), The Burtschi Brothers & The Mike McClure Band (2004), Everything Upside Down (2004)

Mike McClure is a prolific songwriter and respected producer. Born in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, McClure first learned to play music at the age of thirteen on an electric guitar his father won in a poker game. After blowing up his first amplifier and replacing it with an old stereo speaker, McClure formed his first garage band. He played local gigs throughout high school and college until founding the Stillwater, Oklahoma band, The Great Divide, in 1993. He performed and recorded with The Great Divide until 2002 when the band went their separate ways. He released his debut solo album Twelve Pieces shortly after. McClure’s songs have been covered by many country and Red Dirt greats including Garth Brooks (“I’d Rather Have Nothing”) and Cross Canadian Ragweed (“Fighting For”). He has also produced albums for Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Whiskey Myers, and Turnpike Troubadours. Don’t miss this highly influential artist that many at The MusicFest hold in the highest regard.