We are pleased to announce that DMCGW has acquired Lead Guitar player SAM PARKER in exchange for two draft picks, a bag of balls, and a player to be named later. Sam will make his debut this Saturday afternoon at the Dawson Street Pub!


DMCGW at World Cafe Live in Philly! - July 29th at 7:30 PM!!

Join DMCGW and Germany Hill as we return to the World Cafe Live! Doors open at 7 PM and Germany Hill opens the show at 7:30 PM! Tickets are $8 in advance (plus applicable service charges) and $10 day of show (plus applicable service charges). http://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1454027#

Food and Drink are available for purchase.

Tickets for Upstairs Live are General Admission and seating is NOT guaranteed. If you would like a guaranteed seat please visit yelpreservations.com or call (215) 222-1400 to make a dinner reservation.

Paid lot parking and street parking are available within two blocks of the venue. Please visit the venue's web site for details http://www.worldcafelive.com/plan-your-visit/


Sunday, August 6th at 7:00 PM – Bel Air, MD Summer Concert Series at the Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park

- 75 Minute Set

- FREE Outdoor Concert (bring your own blankets, chairs, food and drink).

- Plenty of Free Parking.

- 90 minute drive from Philly down I-95 South.

- No pets are permitted

William A. Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park is located at:

39 N. Hickory Ave

Bel Air MD 21014

(410) 638-4506


- In the event of inclement weather the show will be moved to - Bel Air High School - 100 Heighe St, Bel Air, MD 21014


Our thanks to Mark Rogers and WSTW 93.7 FM Hometown Heroes program for playing "Leave Those Clocks Alone" on Sunday night (03-12-17) and for promoting our Dawson Street Pub Show .  Audio can be heard here...



DMCGW live interview and performance on WRDV - 89.3 FM - FM Auditions program hosted by Rock Hoffman on 02-04-17. Audio file is posted....


- Live performances of "The Next Great Big Thing", "Scrapple" &"Happy Friday"
- Interview segments with Don and Marc.
- CD Tracks of "Dance" & "Woe Is Me"
- CD Track of our friends Germany Hill - "Bright Side Of Grey"

Edited by DMCGW from WRDV supplied Audio CD, so please excuse any editing mishaps!

Thanks Rock Hoffman and Al Thompson for all or your support, going back to the days we first started!

Running time: Approx 38 minutes


Thanks everyone for listening and texting in to our appearance Sunday night Oct. 16th on Hometown Heroes - WSTW - 93.7 FM! Our thanks show host Mark Rogers for making us feel welcome and comfortable and for his amazing support of all local music! If you missed the show, please listen our edited post of the podcast HERE


Jim Walsh retires from DMCGW:

What a long, strange - and great - trip it's been...
Our lead guitar player, fellow band member, and life long friend, Jim Walsh has retired from DMCGW to pursue his personal goals and priorities as a husband, father and grandfather. We would like to thank him for over 16 years of being a member of the Great Whatever and for being our adopted brother. Ever since he wandered into one of our shows way back when, then joined our little project, he has been a great performer, a valuable team member and a best friend to all of us. It has been our honor to share BOTH SIDES of the stage with him. Jim is loved and will be missed by us. Some of our favorite photos of him from our time together are posted on our Facebook page.

With love, gratitude and best wishes ALWAYS. Godspeed Grandpappy Jim! - DMCGW


We have our new DMCGW T-Shirts available for sale at this show. Limited supply of L and XL for $10 each!  So be a "Whatever-er" and get one at our shows or please e-mail us at GreatWhatever@aol.com


Our current CD "There's Time Between The Bridge And The Water" is available for purchase.



Our videos for "Happy Friday", "New Shoes","Yuengling" & “Like It Like That” are posted on our Facebook and You Tube Pages!




We are pleased to share with you a NEW SONG that does not appear on any of our CD's! This a ''bootleg'' LIVE recording of "Be Sure My Heart" from our performance at the World Cafe Live Philadelphia on February 13, 2016. Click on link BELOW. ENJOY!



Thanks to the following radio stations for playing tracks from "There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" and from our other CD's: 

WSTW  - 93.7 FM - Wilmington, DE - MarkRogers - "Hometown Heroes"  Program

WRDV - 89.3 FM - Warminster, PA - Rock Hoffman & Al Thompson

WPRB - 103.3 FM - Princeton, NJ - John Weingart  - Music You Can't Hear On The Radio 

WCLH - 90.7 FM - Wilkes Barre, PA  - Cody Colarusso

WDIY - 88.1FM - Bethlehem, PA

WAMD - 970 AM - Aberdeen, MD

WHFC - 91.1 FM - Harford Community College - Bel Air, ND


Thanks Dave Davis and Independent Share for playing "New Shoes"on Independent Share #109



Thanks to the Marquix Global Newtwork for this article!



On Friday, February 19th, Fox 29, played some of the video for our song “Happy Friday” and provided some very nice commentary…Please see the link below


We’d like to thank Karen Hepp and Mike Jerrick for their support and nice words! Also, a quick shout out of gratitude to Dave Wilby and The Dawson Street Pub in Manayunk, Roy Hausman and Josh & Amanda at Cinebard Films for all of their help with the video.


Our thanks to Brian Bingaman of 21st Century Media for this article in The Ticket.  



Our SONG "Happy Friday" Wins Best Rock Song for October 2015!:

"A true weekend warrior's anthem, ‘Happy Friday’ will be the highlight of any week with its jubilant melodies, ripping solos and universal appeal.’



Our VIDEO "Happy Friday"Wins Best Rock Video  for October 2015!

"Don McAvoy and band mates have created the perfect visual complement to their infectious rock anthem ‘Happy Friday’; we especially loved the hilarious last bit from the band”



Our song "Happy Friday" from "There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" is in HEAVY ROTATION on the following internet stations!


Our thanks to The Akademia and:

KXRL Radio Los Angeles, California USA

KEDG Radio Sydney, Australia

KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USA

WLDN Radio London, United Kingdom

WMIC Radio Miami, Florida USA

KVHT Hit XM, Las Vegas, USA

KSPR Radio San Francisco, California USA

KBPR Radio Boston, Massachusetts USA

KPPR Radio Paris, France

KRPR Radio Rome, Italy

KMPR Radio Manila, Philippines

KHTL Los Angeles, California USA

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KHTS Shanghai, China

KHTI Istanbul, Turkey

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A-Pulse Radio- Atlanta, Georgia

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Jam XR Radio Phildelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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Vibe XR Radio Detroit, Michigan USA

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Vibe XR Radio Dubai, United Arab Emirates

AMP Radio- Tampa, Florida USA

AMP Radio- Melbourne, Australia

AMP Radio- Lima, Peru

AMP Radio- Casablanca, Morocco

AMP Radio- Alexandria, Egypt

WSTR Portland Oregon 

WSTX Santiago, Chile

KSTR Taipei, Taiwan

WJST Johannesburg, South Africa

WSTN Lagos, Nigeria

WBTX Chicago, Illinois USA 

WBTS St. Louis, Missouri

WGBT Berlin, Germany

WSBT Stockholm, Sweden

WBBT Brasilia, Brazil

KHZT Denver, Colorado 

KVHT Las Vegas, Nevada

WXHT Singapore, Singapore

KPHT Panama City, Panama

WCHT Kolkata, India

KVLT Dallas, Texas

KVTO Osaka, Japan

KVTB Brisbane, Australia

KVTG Guangzhou, China

KVTC Cairo, Egypt

KRSH Rush XR Stockholm, Sweden

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KRSD Rush XR Copenhagen, Denmark

NILE Radio Network Cairo, Egypt

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NILE Radio Network Cairo, Egypt

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