"Flowing and burning images into your mind, this hot record is a triumph in the roots, blues, and americana categorys.
His mind and mission steeled in the mills of Pennsylvania, and his talent forged over decades of dedicated study, practice and performance, Angelo M has exploded on the Americana scene. Laid back like Croce or Taylor, down in the blues with Sumlin and Clapton, and tickling the strings a’la Bruce Cockburn, Angelo’s style is colorful, to say the least. This hot new record opens up with a great slide blues tune, That Train, and the embers left at the end bloom into a couple introspective numbers, before moving on to Any Time – a groovy little love song.
A little bit of Prine and Goodman come out to play (not literally) in Stop Blamin’ Me and Thirty Years. From cracking jokes and making light to getting serious and deep, Angelo M’s songwriting is top notch. And his musicianship? Ah, well, if fingers normally had wings, I might understand, but they don’t and, well… wow! He plays slow and sweet, digs in and makes a guitar hurt, and dances with the fleetness of a hummingbird." -C Bret Campbell
He’s a humble blue collar man from a Pennsylvania steel mill, but there’s nothing understated about the talent of this bluesy virtuoso finger style player and award winning songwriter. With authenticity at the core of Angelo’s writing and performances, his songs (autobiographical at times) are soulfully sung and seasoned with experience and retrospection. Armed with a six string Dobro, mandolin & harp, he’s down and dirty, no holds barred – an authentic link in the roots-Americana chain as a singer, player and songwriter. Whether it’s his intricate finger style on the acoustic guitar, some searing slide work on his Dobro, or the high and lonesome strains of his mandolin, you’ll be sure to enjoy this gifted artist who is just beginning to hit his stride.
Emerging on the music scene after a steel mill bankruptcy that cost him his pension, Angelo M. made the unlikely transition from steelworker to touring artist. He’s an award winning Americana songwriter and virtuoso finger style & slide guitarist with a blues bent in the vein of Chris Smither.
With guitar influences from the likes of Ry Cooder, Chet Atkins, Duane Allman and Leo Kottke, reviews hail Angelo M. a “Brilliant Guitarist” with an “Excellent Voice” and call his performance “Powerful”. Angelo M’s songs have been featured in the PBS Television series, RoadTrip Nation and garnered songwriting honors in the prestigious “Mountain Stage” NewSong and Billboard’s Song contests. “Every Kind of Blues” was selected from thousands as a finalist in Billboard’s 17th World Song Contest and received a Gold/First Place in Blues in the 27th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.