One of the pioneers of southern Californian folk-rock is an artist that disappeared soon after recording his one and only album. F.J. McMahon began his career along the west coast beach cities in the 1960s playing anywhere he could to get his music to the people. McMahon recorded his only album, Spirit Of The Golden Juice, but only pressed 500 copies and tried desperately get his music career moving forward. Defeated, he hung up his guitar and joined the Navy where he spent the next 25 years working on electronic systems on Navy aircraft.
His album reflects on his life during the turbulent years of the Nixon Administration and the state of the world during that period in U.S. history. Described as ‘loner folk,’ McMahon’s flawless guitar strums on the album illuminates the presence of greatness with each song. The Spirit Of The Golden Juice will be re-released on Aug. 11th. F.J. McMahon will be playing a one-of-a-kind showcase at The Sanctuary at The Pico-Union Project in LA with special accompanying guests, Quilt. More info below: