JJ McGuigan was born and currently lives in Wichita Kansas. He found a passion for music at the age of 13 when, maybe to his parents’ dismay, got a drum set. He later picked up guitar and started writing songs at the age of 20. He attended Newman University where he played for the men’s basketball team and was an assistant coach there while attending Full Sail University. His main focus and passion is writing songs with an emphasis on lyrics with a message. He has just recently wrapped up a 5 song EP featuring vocalist Garrett Crow and is writing another album with guitarist Brian Elwick.
JJ was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 16, along with depression, anxiety, and depersonalization. He battled with victories but says he still has to fight sometimes. He finds that reaching out to others and being open and honest is very important.
“Hearing each others story and learning from one another is very critical I believe Feel free to reach out to me on my contact page and we can share and talk together.”Listen to the full episode