The Kinks, convinced him to give up the ukulele and take up guitar. Three months later Mac was playing in Marianne’s band and has been playing ever since. With 6 CDs to his credit, Mac has played and toured with Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan, and Danny Gatton who are among his musical influences. While on tour with Johnny, Mac was one of the only musicians Johnny would stand in the wings to watch. Mac toured for 8 years performing at jazz and blues festivals across Europe and the US with boogie woogie phenomenon, Deanna Bogart. One of his biggest joys is playing guitar for and supporting other songwriters on their songs. He resides off Wolf Bay in Foley Alabama with his wife, Good Ol’ Freda Film Producer Kathy McCabe, where he pursues his passions for wildlife photography, birdwatching, operating his ProTools Recording Studio and practicing guitar. This will be his 9th year performing at FBISF.