As a child MacEagon had a debilitating stutter. He was a hopeless bearer of his own last name. Over time, it became difficult to trust his voice, but through singing, he found a way to sidestep his speech.
He studied vocal performance and composition at Carleton College, singing his way through his stutter while beginning to find solace in the written word, transitioning into a career as a music journalist (Vice, Nerdist). For many years he hid his voice behind his pen, until he discovered (and later interviewed) the stuttering composer Alvin Lucier – one of the premier names of the 20th century avant-garde.
That conversation was the beginning of a long, slow embrace of a painful and defining part of himself. Eventually, he found his way back to his voice and his own music. Drawing from brooding melody makers like Angel Olsen and Thom Yorke, as well as prodigious vocalists like Jeff Buckley and Joe Cocker, the Minnesota-born & London-based singer-songwriter layers his powerful voice and poignant lyrics atop melancholic folk rock, captivating audiences from Brooklyn to Brazil.
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