Cameron McGill 

Teacher, Poet, Songwriter

Author: Cameron McGill

Poetry reading at Chicago’s Tuesday Funk series, 7/2

Hi all. I'm excited to return as a guest to the Tuesday Funk reading series. I'll be reading some pomes from my forthcoming chapbook, Meridians, on Tuesday July 2 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors at 7pm/reading 7:30, 21+. Hope to see you. love. cameron. ...

Chicago show announced, 7/21 at Evanston SPACE

My peoples, hi. I'm excited to let you know that I will be playing a solo show at Evanston SPACE in Evanston, IL on Sunday July 21, opening for friends David Singer & the Sweet Science. Show is all-Ages, doors 6:30/show 7:30. Advance tix available. Hope to see you. love....

Chapbook forthcoming from Willow Springs Books

My peoples, hi. I couldn't be more excited to share news that Willow Springs Books will be publishing my poetry chapbook, Meridians, this coming fall as Volume 11 in their ACME Poetry Series! Had my first phone call with the editors yesterday and am very excited about working with them...

Solo show in NYC

For the first time in a long while, I'm happy to announce a few solo shows!?! I'll be playing a set on the piano at the Underwater Sunshine Fest in NYC on April 5/6 @ The Bowery Electric. My set date and time will be announced in the coming weeks....

New poems forthcoming, Moscow reading, & AWP’19

My peoples, hi. I hope this finds you. Couple items to share your way. I'm excited to have several meridians appear in the forthcoming issues of Beloit Poetry Journal, CutBank, Grist, and The Meadow. Pay 'em a visit, and get yourself a copy! I'll be reading on Friday March 1...

New poem live at Lunch Review

Hi all, I want to share with you a new piece titled "[FACTS] VELOCITIES." Thank you to the editors at Lunch Review for publishing it. This poem is one contribution to advocacy for sensible gun legislation in America. It does not seek to address all types of gun violence (though hopes to advocate for...

March/April issue of American Poetry Review

My peoples, Hello from Moscow! I hope you be well. Very excited to let you know that I have a poem in the new March/April issue of American Poetry Review. It's a piece called "Drunk with Zodiac," and is for a dear friend of mine. Follow the above link to read...

Two poems in the January issue of La Presa

Hello friends, Hope this finds you well and happy in the new year. Starting 2018 with a first. I'm excited to let you know I have two poems, "Mythos" and "Renting a Room in Riomaggiore," in the new issue of La Presa. The journal has printed English versions and accompanying Spanish...

New “poem” on Queen Mob’s Teahouse

My peoples, Hello from Moscow, ID. I hope you are well and keeping on and making your arts. I'm excited to let you know the kind folks at Queen Mob's have published a new "poem" of mine called "Your Return." Good luck. love. cameron....

Hello from Idaho. Hello from 2017.

My peoples, I hope this finds you well. One of my 2017 New Year's resolutions is to do a better job of keeping in touch with you all. Grad school, teaching, and the poems have been keeping me quite busy, but I am figuring out how to be in school again....

Farewell Chicago Shows: May 27 & July 7

My peoples, After seventeen years, eleven part-time jobs, ten apartments, six albums, three vans, two EPs, a stolen blue Honda Civic, and one true love, I’m packing it up and moving west. I’ve accepted a graduate assistantship and scholarship from the University of Idaho’s MFA program in poetry and am moving...

Solo @ Manhattan Inn, Brooklyn Sat. 4/18

Hi folks, Hope you can join me this week for two solo shows: Thursday April 16 @ Gman Tavern (Chicago) as part of the Gapers Block Stars Align series, 7:30pm/21+/$0 & Saturday April 18 @ Manhattan Inn (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) 10pm/21+/$0. Come say hi. love. cameron....

Solo shows: CHI & NYC

ello kiddies, I hope you be good. Am excited for these upcoming solo shows. Got one in Chicago and one in Brooklyn in the next few weeks. Hope you'll join me. Here's the business...

Friday March 27 @ The Burlington Chicago

Hello good peoples, Spring is upon us! We anticipated this and booked a show months ago in hopes of celebrating with you. Join me Friday March 27 @ The Burlington (3425 W. FULLERTON AVE.) Chicago, IL.  The full band & horn section will be in tow. We are joined by the wonderful bands LoveAxe (San Fran) + Terriers....

Chicago Shows: Hideout 8/3 & Double Door 9/18

Hello friends, May this find you well. Excited for a few upcoming Chicago shows. Join me this Sunday Aug. 3 at Hideout as part of the Get Off The Couch songwriter series. 7pm show/21+/$8.  On Sept. 18 the full-band and I will be doing a show @ Double Door w/ friends Daniel and The...

Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award | Chicago & Madison shows

Hello all. Hoping you be well. Few upcoming events to let you know about. Am honored to have been chosen as a semi-finalist for the Guild Literary Complex's Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. I'll be reading my little pome on Wed. July 23 @ Chopin Theater in Chicago, 6:30 doors/ 7pm reading....

Tomorrow night 3/20 @ Hideout Chicago

Good Peoples of Chicago, We're excited to be returning to the Hideout tomorrow night, Thursday 3/20. We'll be joined by Chris Coleslaw + Young Male Spinsters (Finland). Show starts at 9pm, slow jams at 10:45. Advance tix available here. We'll be joined by a horn section for this one: Jonathon Edwards...

Tuesday Funk reading tonight @ Hopleaf Chicago

Hello good peoples, Just a reminder for those who are interested. I'll be reading a few pomes tonight in Chicago @ Hopleaf as part of the Tuesday Funk reading series along with Mare Swallow, Tom Underberg, Chuck Sudo, and Amelia Beamer. Doors at 7/Show at 7:30. 21+, and free. I'll be...

Tuesday Funk reading Feb. 4 @ Hopleaf

Hi peoples, I'm excited to be a part of the forthcoming Tuesday Funk reading series at Hopleaf in Chicago, IL. Join me, Mare Swallow, Tom Underberg, Amelia Beamer, Chuck Sudo, and hosts Andrew Huff & Eden Robins on Tuesday Feb. 4 in the upstairs bar. Doors 7pm/show 7:30pm, 21+. This is...

CHIRP’s First Time live-lit series

Hey folks, Tomorrow night, Jan. 15th, come join me at Martyrs' (3855 N. Lincoln Ave.) in Chicago for CHIRP's First Time live-lit series. I'll be reading an essay on the theme 'First Lesson' along with author Joe Meno, Vocalo host Brian Babylon, Soup & Bread founder Martha Bayne, WGN's Dan...

Poetry East & Split Lip Magazine

Happy new year good peoples, I hope this finds you well. First off, thank you for all the support this past year, especially in the release of Gallows Etiquette. Am excited to let you know that I have a few poems in the newest issues of Poetry East & Split Lip...

Jan. 5 Evanston SPACE w/ Ezra Furman

Hello good peoples, Happy to announce that the boys and I will be joining Ezra Furman @ SPACE in Evanston, IL on Sunday Jan. 5. It's a 7pm show/all-ages. Get your Advance Tix here. Here are links to Ezra's video for a great tune called "My Zero" and one to...

Gallows Etiquette featured in Chicago Sun-Times

Hello peoples. Here's a link to my interview with Mark Guarino of the Chicago Sun-Times. It was posted on Monday; we're talking songs, poems, Gallows Etiquette, and the Schubas Residency. Check it out and come join us for our final residency show on Monday Nov. 25. love. cameron....

‘American Health Insurance’ on BBCRadio 6

'American Health Insurance' from Gallows Etiquette got a spin this morning on the BBC courtesy of Lauren Laverne's BBCRadio 6 Morning Show. They are offering the track as their 'mpfree' for the day c/o Fingertips Music. Get it here. Thanks for listening! love. cameron....

PledgeMusic.com campaign wrapping up

Hello good Peoples! Today, Monday June 24th, marks the final official day of our PledgeMusic.com campaign for the new album Gallows Etiquette. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, there is still time. A special thank you to everyone who has joined us along the way. I...

Good Love on Chicago’s WXRT

Hi peoples, A big thank you to Richard Milne and Chicago's 93XRT for debuting a track off of my forthcoming album Gallows Etiquette. The song 'Good Love' took a spin tonight in your house and your car. Hope you got to listen. For more on the album, which will be...

Measure poetry magazine

Greetings all. Hope you be well. I am honored to have a series of my haiku, as well as lyrics to "That Los Angeles Mouth" (from the forthcoming Gallows Etiquette) published in the newest issue of Measure poetry magazine. Copies of Volume VII, Issue 2 are available from the University of...

Friday March 22 solo @ Evanston SPACE

Hello Peoples, Hoping you'll make plans to join me next Friday 3/22 @SPACE in Evanston, IL. This is an All-Ages show and starts at 7:30pm. Ticket price ($15) includes a download of the show. Get those advance tickets Here. I look forward to seeing you. love. cameron. ...

Solo show announced @ Evanston SPACE studios

Hi everyone. Welcome to you new folks who I met this past weekend at the Elastic Arts show and the Green Mill reading. Hope to see you again soon. I announced a special show today. On March 22 I will be playing solo in-studio @ SPACE in Evanston, IL. It's...

Real Talk Live @ Elastic Arts, Chicago 1/18

Happy New Year friends,
I hope this finds you well. Am excited to be doing a feature of songs at this month's installment of Real Talk Live hosted by Chicago poet, J.W. Basilo on January 18 @ Elastic Arts. Here are the details:

1.18.13 @ <a...

Final Chicago show of the year @ Schubas 12/19

Hello Friends, I hope this finds you well. I'm glad to be back in Chicago after a some enjoyable time spent in Portland, OR. The boys and I have a few upcoming shows in the Midwest and we'd like you to join us. Here's what you need to know...

This Weekend: Rockford, IL & Madison, WI

Greetings people! Hoping this finds you well folks. We had a good run out to NYC this past weekend and had great shows along the way in Akron and Columbus Ohio. Thanks for all the support. We're happy to be back in the midwest with a few big shows this weekend. Hope...

Today, Nov. 6 is election day. Please go vote!

Hello citizens, Just a friendly reminder/urging to make sure you take the time to go vote today. In Chicago, the polls are open till 7pm. As long as you get there before 7pm you will still be allowed to vote! Here is a helpful site to make sure you are all...

August 8 @ The Whistler, Chicago

Hell this summer has been busy, but that is good. Lots of traveling, lots of songs, lots of shows. We couldn't be more excited to be playing our next Chicago show with Judson Claiborne at The Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee) on Wed. August 8th. This is a 21+ FREE show and it...

August 2 & 3 Indiana solo shows

Hello Friends, Had a great weekend of Margot shows these past few days in OH and IN. Happy to let you know that I will be back in Indiana for some solo shows in early August. Hope you can join me.

8.02.12 @ The Bishop, Bloomington, IN w/ The...

Chicago Mixtape

Hello all. We are excited to be featured in this week's Chicago Mixtape. They selected a song called "Counterfeit" which we will be performing this Thursday @ The Hideout in Chicago.

The Chicago Mixtape folks put together a mix each week, focusing on bands who are playing...

Thursday June 28 @ The Hideout, Chicago, IL

hello people. i hope you are enjoying your spring. am currently in Des Moines, IA for a Margot show tonight at Wooly's. they have some kind of a drink here called Rumchata, which yes, is Horchata with Rum!! so there's that problem. making our way to the west coast for a...

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Midwest Shows

Hello everyone. I'm just finishing up the first leg of the Margot tour. We have one more show tonight in Hotlanta at the Masquerade. Then begins the trek home. I have two shows in IL while I am home for the next few weeks. Here are the details, hoping you can...

Cowboy Monkey, Champaign, IL

Cameron @ Cowboy Monkey Champaign, IL 4/26

Peoples! Hoping you are well. Greetings from Ann Arbor, MI. On tour with Margot & the nukes for the month. Having a good time with the openers Sveta Bout & Writer, nice kids. We're looking forward to playing the Blind Pig tonight. In other news, I'm very much looking forward to...