The MacAnanysSince April 1994
The MacAnanys are a San Diego based "Grass Roots Rock and Roll" band consisting of Ryan McAnany on guitar, Wade Maurer on bass, and John Kuhlken on drums. Together, these three talented musicians have taught their friends and followers how to get up, move their feet, and have a good time.
Born: Los Angeles, California
Former Bands: Junction 8, Distant Fathers
Comments: "This band gets me excited as the first time I saw the breast on a young red-headed woman in the back of one of those highly educational magazines. Like Barton Fink, we strive to bring our music to the common folk and to relieve them of the daily grind, put the beat in their feet, and get their asses out of their seat. We wanna bring back American Music, such as Blues, Soul, Country (Not the Billy Ray Cyrus country, but the low-down shuffle of Hank Williams Sr. and Gram Parsons)."
Born:Lincoln, Nebraska (or thereabouts)
Former Bands:The Violators, The Ripcords, The Joads
Comments:"Kiss and AC/DC- What else is there? One day, this lady came up and said she'd kick my ass if we didn't play any Country-Western. Hell, we'll play Country (loudly) - now buy me a Pete's Wicked Ale!"
John "The Worm" Kuhlken:
Born:San Diego, California
Former Bands:"I can't remember anything before Deep in the Shed"
Comments:"I like Lucky Beer! I wear boxers sometimes. I'm pretty simple, in lifestyle and in music"
What people say about The MacAnanys' music:
The Byrds, Credence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Graham Parker & the Rumor, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, R.E.M., X, The Clash, The Pogues, The Replacements, The Rugburns, Spinal Tap, David Letterman And Art Linkletter.
- "Rootsy Rockers"- George Vargas, The San Diego Union Tribune
- "Clean guitar, simple melodies, and simple lyrics... The MacAnanys have discovered that American Music still has a strong audience"- Julie McBride, Beach & Bay Press
- "The band's danceable music combines the influences of country twang, southern boogie, and rock and roll to create an American-roots sounding music"- Dave Rankin, The San Diego Review
The Debut Album From The MacAnanys
The following files are in Real Audio format on KSDM
- Who's to Blame
- Where Has She Gone?
- Tail Lights
- Blessed With You
- Working Overtime
- Six Smiles
- I Won't Bring You Down
- Suddenly on Mars
- Far Away
- Sensitive Guy
Get a CD by Mail!
Just Send $12.00 per CD to:
MacAnanysPlease Include your Return Address
P.O. Box 91375
San Diego, Ca 92169
Make Checks Payable to Wade Maurer
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