The Green McDonough Band
The Green McDonough Band combines the creative forces of electrifying blues guitarist Rich McDonough and the tough vocals of singer/songwriter Laura Green. A relatively new quartet on the St. Louis blues scene, The Green McDonough Band was formed in early 2016, and they have already released their first album. In April and May, 2016, they played a three week European tour.
Since their return, the band has played a variety of local venues and festivals, including the Big Muddy Blues Festival, the Brentwood Concert Series, the Lindenwood Concert Series, the Atomic Blues Festival, the St. Louis Art Fair and the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival and the Wildey Theater. The Green McDonough Band was recently nominated for Best Blues Band of 2016 by The Riverfront Times and is the 2016 winner of the St. Louis Blues Society's Regional International Blues Challenge "Road to Memphis". Their driving rhythm section, featuring Vic Windham on drums and Jonathan Schumacher on bass, backs this power duo, keeping the dance floor pumping with a steady groove. Their music is a mixed bag of blues styles and house rockin' roots, reflected in both their original music and their fresh yet reverent takes on choice covers. The Green McDonough Band is currently working on their second album, to be released in early 2017.