McCarthyizm is very proud to sponsor the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation!

From the time the members of the band first experienced music at the Sportsmens Tavern, both as fans and as performers, we knew there was something special about this hidden gem of a venue and the loving vibe that the Hall family brought to it. So when we heard about the Foundation and the great work it was doing, providing lessons and even instruments to underserved members of our community, we didn’t hesitate to sign on as sponsors.

,McCarthyizm has been involved with SAMF by performing at Foundation events too (including the SAMF Festival), and also by organizing a separate event, the annual Steve Earle Tribute Night, whose proceeds are split between the Foundation and Friends of Night People.

In addition, band members Helen Butler-Ceppaglia (fiddle) and Paul Ceppaglia (guitar) have contributed individually, Helen by teaching classes and Paul by assisting the Foundation with website support.

For those unfamiliar with McCarthyizm, we’ve been described as a Celtic rock band, but we also blend elements of country and folk into our sound, along with the rock & roll and Celtic influences, so there is a distinct common thread and a shared heartbeat with Americana music. This unique blend is on full display at our monthly residency, playing at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on the first Thursdays of each month. So come on out and say hi!

For upcoming McCarthyizm shows and dates, see the list below. And please check us out on Facebook and go to our website ( for both gig updates and also news regarding our new CD, which we are currently recording at Sessions Studio.

‘Thank you for supporting local music and the Sportsmens Americana Music Foundation! And keep up the great work SAMF!’

Thurs., Feb 7, Sporstmens Tavern, 7-10 p.m. (1st Thursday of the Month) (Please Note: On Thurs Mar 7 we are off from our 1st Thurs show in lieu of a national act)

Sat. March 9, Flying Bison Brewery, afternoon (exact time TBD)

Fri., March 15, Larkin Square, 4-8 p.m., O’Larkinville St. Patty’s Weekend Kickoff

Sat., March 16, J.P. Fitzgerald’s, 7-10:30 p.m., St. Patty’s Day Party

McCarthyizm is:

Joe McCarthy – vocals, guitar

Dave Mucha – bass

Paul Ceppaglia – electric guitar, mandolin

Helen Butler-Ceppaglia – fiddle

Greg Czech – drums


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