This CD showcases Massimo at his solo acoustic best. 11 songs culled from numerous performances in NYC clubs like The Bitter End. All of his best qualities, the urgency, the powerful voice, the accomplished guitar work, the smart insightful lyrics- it's all finally captured here. One can begin to see the modern rock style he's now known for emerging on this album. Critics have said:
"His insistent emotional vocals are of the caliber of the defining acoustic artists from a generation earlier. Michael's talent is real and his songs are convincingly heartfelt." - The Renegade
"Live In NYC illustrates his clear robust style of playing and hints at influences such as Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor. 'The Journey Is Divine' is brisk and exuberant and Massimo shows fantastic control of his vocal range on the pretty and melodic 'Love Is'." - The Home News and Tribune
"He has the full competent sound of a veteran...a penetrating sense of reality- a hot new brand of folk pop." - The Hudson Current
They're not far from the truth. Raised on the singer/songwriters of the 70's, but fed a steady diet of modern rock, Michael Massimo is truly an artist of the times, combining the best of then and now. His next album, Precious Seconds (also sold here at CD Baby), continues this trend. Now fronting the band that is his namesake, Massimo's emergence as a modern rock artist is complete. To get the latest Massimo news/show info and hear his most recent work, visit the website at www.michaelmassimo.com.