He’s a magician of folk. Or a jester, juggling harmonica licks and crafty guitar rifts. Singer-songwriter Mac Comer has come a long way from his days as Knoxville’s “local hippie dude” who played a mean set of bongos and kicked up a dust storm on the acoustic guitar. For the past ten years, Mac Comer’s lifting Southern twang has packed out crowds in and around the Southeast.
Comer’s staple is found in Knoxville, TN where he began showcasing his talent. In 2005, Comer released his debut album, Something New. Shortly following the release, The Daily Beacon complimented Comer’s score by calling it a “genre-crossing tribute to folksy guitar rock, in the stylings of Jason Mraz, Keller Williams, and Widespread Panic.”
In 2008, Comer released his second album, Trails of My Town. Johnson City’s Tricities.com applauded Comer for “his slashing guitar style that evokes Dave Matthews crossed with Richie Havens…and his raspy voice that seemingly borrows from no one.” Benny Smith, general manager of WUTK 90.3FM “The Rock”, credits Comer’s success to his hard work, passion, and dedication both on the off the stage. Most recently, Comer was voted “Favorite Local Singer/Songwriter” by listeners of Knoxville’s 106.1FM “The River”.
In 2012, Comer released his third album, Hyperbolic Length, when he discovered his more funky side. As a recent transplant to Denver, CO, Comer is ready to showcase his work in an entirely new part of the country.