Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon has already disproved the adage that American lives have no second acts by embarking his third successful reinvention with his latest project, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

After forming the pioneering group Something Corporate in high school and releasing two albums, McMahon launched Jack’s Mannequin in 2004. Under the JM moniker, he released three albums which combined have sold nearly two million copies, to date.   

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, which took shape in a rustic Topanga Canyon, CA, shack, debuted at #2 iTunes Alternative Albums chart, #3 on the Independent Album charts and #4 on the Alternative Album charts. The hit single “Cecilia and the Satellite,” written for his newborn daughter, has over 7 million Spotify plays and is Top 5 at Alternative radio, on the road to Top 5 at AAA radio, and climbing the chart at HAC. McMahon has performed at a number of sold-out summer festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Summerfest with upcoming tours in Australia and Asia this fall.  

His songs have been heard on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, So You Think You Can Dance and Smash, for which he earned an Emmy nomination for the song, “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream.” McMahon has been featured in Alternative Press, Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, MTV, FUSE and Forbes Magazine.  His TV appearances include Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH1 Big Morning Buzz and Last Call with Carson Daly.

After being diagnosed with Leukemia at 22 and receiving a successful bone marrow transplant, McMahon took a break from the music business to re-focus his life. His arduous journey can be seen in the documentary “Dear Jack.” As a result of his battle, McMahon founded the Dear Jack Foundation to raise funds for adolescent and young adults diagnosed with cancer for which he has raised over $700,000, to date. Further, over 1,350 registrants have signed up on the Bone Marrow donor list touring his tours resulting in 23 matches.

He lives in San Clemente, CA with his wife and daughter.