Western Massachusetts singer-songwriter Sean McMahon gave birth to his art rock alter ego Workman Song during a 5-year sojourn in Brooklyn, NY. As a sideman in Streets Of Laredo he toured with the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Albert Hammond Jr., and Cults. Now the seasoned performer has returned to his roots in Northampton, MA.
With two acclaimed EPs under his belt, “Lamb” (2014) and “Ion Zelig Vol. III” (2015), McMahon is presently at work on his full-length debut with bandmates Marc Seedorf (Seth Glier) and Monte Arnstam (Outer Stylie). Fans were served an appetizer this year with “O, To Be In Love Again,” produced by MGMT’s Will Berman, an infectious summer pop anthem currently on heavy radio rotation at Northampton’s WRSI, and spreading throughout the Northeast.
Baeblemusic, whose live video of Workman Song opening for Sean Lennon’s GOASTT at Brooklyn Bowl has hit 273k views, has called the prolific musician “…equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid.” In 2014, the Deli Magazine applauded McMahon’s debut Lamb EP as “a sound that transcends anything currently in the New York music scene.”