McGann, John


  • From Boston; born in Morristown, New Jersey.
  • Founding member of the Beacon Hillbillies, a Boston band (1991-1995).
  • Plays guitar and mandolin.
  • 1982, played with a band called Lost in the Shuffle.
  • 1985, won the mandolin championship in Winfield, Kansas.
  • 1984-1990, played with local bands The Stringbusters and Off Center.
  • 1992, formed a group called Rust Farm (formerly Flywheel) with mandolinist Chris Moore.
  • Also performs with a variety of fiddle bands, traditional Irish and Celtic groups.
  • 2001, performed and recorded with The Wayfaring Strangers, a jazz-bluegrass fusion with Matt Glaser, Andy Statman, Tony Trischka and others.
  • 2012, died at the age of 52.