J.W. McClure is an award winning song writer and humorist. ‘Old Antoine’ was a finalist in lyrics only of the 2017 USA Songwriting Competition. ‘Never Blessed’ was a finalist for singer-songwriter in the 17th Great American song Contest. 'The Bear' was a finalist this year in the USA Songwriting Competition (2015) and previously (2013), 'Pig' was a finalist, both in comedy/ novelty; 'Blue Star Mountain Cowboy' and 'Reaper' were both finalists in the 11th and 9th Annual IAMA awards. 'Reaper' received honorable mention in Indie International Song Contest, 'End of the Day' was a finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (Americana/Folk) and 'Need a Lazy Woman' was a finalist in the 2011 U.S.A. Songwriting Competition (Comedy/Novelty). His cat song 'Blue' made the finals of the (7th Annual) International Acoustic Music Awards IAMA and in the 17th Great American Song Contest. Also, his recent release of 'Living Off Of My Friends' was a 2009 finalist the USA songwriting contest. J.W. was also twice a finalist in the early Washington D.C. Songwriter events (for three songs-satire, country, gospel). A continual humorist, delivering his unique jokes between song renditions; J.W. is a former cast member and co-writer of a wacky radio show, a veteran of the '60s coffee houses and a regular opening act for nationally known performers at Washington D.C's infamous Childe Harold and the celebrated Cellar Door. His love of humor and old jazz has influenced his delivery and writing. Ever a writer, he also plays traditional tunes, yodels Jimmie Rodgers and whistles with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. His own songs are recognizable, catchy, with poetic and/or satirical lyrics.