“mac/glidden” is the primary acoustic musical project of songwriters/performers Andy McCarthy and Grant Glidden. When they aren’t making original music, they are playing weddings, private events, parties, venues and living rooms with the aid of a large repertoire of cover songs (see the “private events” page for more information).

The unique vocal blend and intricate acoustic guitar work of mac/glidden has been pleasing audiences all over the Northeast for many years, and the Glidden-McCarthy songwriting partnership is almost 15 years old! Their original compositions have harnessed a sound both old and new: tight vocal harmonies and string arrangements over progressive pop melodies and chord structures. The Huffington Post called them one of “5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC” in 2014.

Their broad repertoire of classic cover songs, performed as an acoustic duo, have carved them a comfortable niche in the bustling Northeast market of weddings and private events, where many cover bands are otherwise “too expensive,” “too big,” or “too loud.” With fantastic audio equipment, acoustic instruments, and vocal harmony, mac/glidden has the versatility to accommodate a huge range of private events. They’ve played everything from quiet beachfronts, backyards, and exclusive yacht clubs, to thousand-seat music venues and ballrooms, capable of bringing both the “get on your feet” music, as well as quiet, background “mood” music.

If you’d like to contact mac/glidden for any booking inquiries, or otherwise, please fill out the form on our contact page. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

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