In 2005, I met Cameron Read McGill at Bonaroo while he was on tour playing guitar with Rachael Yamagata. Immediately after I had met him, I became transfixed by his solo efforts. He had the ear of a producer, hooks of a great songwriter, and lyrics that few could compose. I was in college when I sought out to have Cameron co-produce "The Door, The Gutter, The Grave" and without hesitation he was on board. That EP was completed in 2007 in many ways open doors to larger shows, festivals, etc.
A few years later, I went on tour with Margot & the Nuclear So and So's and shared more great moments with Cameron as he played keys for them. Anyways, each experience further solidified his authenticity as a creator and human-spirit, likely on the quest for something greater than most imagine. Which brings us to tonight. Cameron is onto another beautiful chapter, this time in Moscow and in pursuit of a masters in poetry.
Chicago, I love you...see you tonight at 8.