Hometown: Stanwood, Washington
J.W. McClure lives in Stanwood, Washington. His cat song 'Blue' made the finals of this year's (7th Annual) International Acoustic Music Awards IAMA. Also, his recent release of 'Living Off Of My Friends' was a 2009 finalist in the USA songwriting contest. J.W. was also twice a finalist in the early Washington D.C. Songwriter events (for three songs-satire, country, gospel). He was a regular opening act for nationally known performers at Washington D.C's infamous Childe Harold and the celebrated Cellar Door in the late '70's. J.W. McClure opened on those stages for Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Tom Rush, and many others. After a long hiatus from music, he’s back. His love of humor and old jazz has influenced his delivery and writing. His own songs are recognizable, catchy, with poetic and/or satirical lyrics.