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We are Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever® from Collegeville, PA who have been writing, performing and releasing catchy, relatable and family friendly original music since the 1990’s!

We are pleased to announce that we have just released our new single “Hometown Hero”.

“Hometown Hero” is a song that honors the memory of our friend, mentor and Hometown Hero – Mark Melvin (and his father Bill Melvin) and ALL other Hometown Heroes such as (but not limited to) police, fire, military and emergency personnel, clergy, teachers, single parents, and many others who have impacted our lives.

You can listen to “Hometown Hero” by streaming it at either of these two locations: (Lyrics and Story of Song are also on this page)

A hard copy, WAV file or MP3 file can be sent out upon a written e-mail request.

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“Hometown Hero” features the talents of:
Don McAvoy (Acoustic 10-String Puerto Rican Cuatro, Electric 10-String Lead Puerto Rican Cuatro, Lead Vocals, Alto Saxophone, Keyboards, Xylophone, Hammered Zither (from late 1800s), selection of Mr. Melvin cassette samples and Chimes )
Marc Arot (Electric Bass Guitar and Harmony Vocals)
Mike McAvoy (Drums (Brushes and Sticks))
John Ginty (Acoustic Bagpipes and Electric Bagpipes)
Ryan Kelly (Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar and Harmony Vocals)
Jim Walsh (Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals)
Bill Melvin (Interview commentary from cassette – circa early 90s)

“Hometown Hero” was recorded at On The Way To Emmaus Studios in Collegeville, PA
Engineer: Ryan Kelly
Mixed By: Ryan Kelly and Don McAvoy in consultation with Marc Arot and Mike McAvoy
Produced By: Don McAvoy
Mastered By: Joe Stout – East Norriton, PA

We appreciate your consideration and we really hope you enjoy the song and can add it to your rotation.

Thanks for supporting original music!


Links to all of our previously released material are below:

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