Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness by Josh Hofer
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / New York, NY / 8/13/14

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / New York, NY / 8/13/14

Why start recording under your own name after all these years?
The whole transition form Jack’s Mannequin to Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness was a combination of things. Shutting Jack’s down was more about trying to unlock some of the history that was attached to Jack’s. Having gotten sick during the making of the first record and having two follow up albums being the part of that recovery, it felt like it was time to begin something new.

Is the ‘in the Wilderness’ part literal or abstract?
When I started writing the record I moved into this little shack without running water in Topanga Canyon. I basically brought my keyboard with me and would spend five days a week, from morning to night, playing the piano.

Your new single “Cecilia and the Satellite” is inspired by your daughter, who was born this in February. Was she a big influence on the album?
Most of the record was written while my wife was pregnant and then a few of the songs came once Cecilia was here. In some of these songs, there’s an essence of anticipation for not just a baby, but also a change in my life. I think there’s a combination of things that happened. The single is a good example of a global expression on the record and saying goodbye to things from the past while getting myself into a place for the future.

Read the full interview here

For the past decade, Andrew has been putting together a survival guide. He’s remained true to his fans and true to himself through song, constantly sharing his journey and life with the world. His army of loyal fans and consistency in releasing great music serve as the permanent ink printed on the pages of his survival guide. Throughout his performance at House Of Blues Orlando all I could think was “He’s still got it.”

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / Orlando FL / 7/29/14

Seems a little silly to vote against Ben Folds, but if brackets are your thing… here’s one for voting your favorite keyboardist. 

East Coast, here are more fall headline dates! Hunter Hunted & Junior Prom will help start the shows, pre-sale 8/20 at 10am local & on sale Friday at 10am local

11/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
11/8 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster
11/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall (Dear Jack Benefit Show)
11/12 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
11/15 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

The Dear Jack Foundation and Andrew McMahon are proud to announce the 5th Annual Dear Jack Benefit.  After four amazing years in Los Angeles, we’re heading east to visit to the Big Apple!
5th Annual Dear Jack Benefit ConcertNovember 11, 2014Music Hall of WilliamsburgBrooklyn, New YorkAndrew McMahon in the Wildernesswith special guests Hunter Hunted and Junior Prom
Pre-sale August 20, 2014Public On-Sale August 22, 2014
Details regarding ticket on sale times and outlets will be released soon!
Below is a note from Dear Jack Foundation Founder Andrew McMahon:

“I’m excited to announce that the Fifth Annual Dear Jack Benefit will take place on November 11th 2014 in Brooklyn, New York at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. This will be the first time I’ve hosted the benefit on the east coast and I know it’s going to be a great night. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, an organization dedicated to the cause of adolescent and young adult cancer.” – Andrew McMahon

The Dear Jack Foundation and Andrew McMahon are proud to announce the 5th Annual Dear Jack Benefit.  After four amazing years in Los Angeles, we’re heading east to visit to the Big Apple!

5th Annual Dear Jack Benefit Concert
November 11, 2014
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, New York
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
with special guests Hunter Hunted and Junior Prom

Pre-sale August 20, 2014
Public On-Sale August 22, 2014

Details regarding ticket on sale times and outlets will be released soon!

Below is a note from Dear Jack Foundation Founder Andrew McMahon:

“I’m excited to announce that the Fifth Annual Dear Jack Benefit will take place on November 11th 2014 in Brooklyn, New York at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. This will be the first time I’ve hosted the benefit on the east coast and I know it’s going to be a great night. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Dear Jack Foundation, an organization dedicated to the cause of adolescent and young adult cancer.” – Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness / Rochester MI / 7/25/14

Dear Jack Foundation Founder Andrew McMahon (formerly of Jack’s Mannequin & Something Corporate) tells you how you can get involved as a DJF team member at this year’s The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Light The Night Walks. Join us as we reach for the half-million mark in cumulative funds raised over the 9 years we’ve participated in LTN! http://pages.lightthenight.org/2014/dearjackfoundation