West Chester native Jason McCue made a lasting impression with his debut performance at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual international music and arts festival, writes Ryan Blethen for the Seattle Times.
The young singer-songwriter grew up watching Bumbershoot performances on YouTube at his childhood home in Chester County. He gained notoriety in the Pacific Northwest after winning Sound Off!, a battle-of-the-bands competition for musicians 21 and younger.
“It still hasn’t set in that I’m playing Bumbershoot,” he said before taking the stage. “It’s a very surreal feeling to know about the greats who have been here before.”
The environmental studies major is unsure whether professional singing is in his future. He’s entering his senior year at Seattle University and plays mostly at house parties and other gigs.
Read more about West Chester’s young musician in the Seattle Times here.