John McCabe – “These Years”

John McCabe is a musician/singer/songwriter/artist born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. John then split his youth between Hopkins, MN and San Diego, CA. After stops in Sydney, and Oakland, McCabe and his wife settled in Orange County, California in 2001. His debut EP, “Flower Circle”, was recorded and produced at Janky East Studios in Los Angeles and released in 2017. John also continues to write & perform with Engine Trouble, a band he co-founded with Don Erikson. We have featured four of his tracks, “Every Night”, “Winter”, “Careless Noise”, and “April”. On May 16th, McCabe released his second EP, “These Years”.


The title track starts right off with a wall of sound full of lush melodies and rich textures. The song sets a mood that is both uplifting and a bit melancholy. Classic guitar sounds lead the pack as the drums pop with energy and the bass runs through the perfectly written structure. The verses have McCabe’s unique and personal vocal style delivering lyrical phrases about reflecting on the passage of time and observing the ever changing tapestry of our lives. Lyrics that are completely personal but written in a way that anyone can feel a connection to the message. The songs momentum never lets up as it heads into the amazingly catchy chorus, that is full of classic rock and roll feeling with thick vocal harmonies and powerful chords. The song suddenly strips away all of its layers to leave McCabe alone with an acoustic guitar for a tender moment before heading back into another explosive chorus. This is an anthem about experience and the strange places we all end up sometimes. You can listen to “These Years” on our Prime Cuts Playlists and follow John McCabe on the links below. Please continue to support artists like John and share this music with everyone you know.

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