Mike Medved, one of Pittsburgh’s burgeoning folk rock musicians, and his band are very pleased to announce the release of their debut album, Live At Club Café, on May 11, 2013. The band’s release will be available to download on iTunes and physical copies will be sold through the artist’s website, www.mikemedvedmusic.com.
Unlike most debut albums, Live At Club Café is just that – live. Each track on the eight-song release was recorded at the popular Pittsburgh music venue in January of 2013, and remained untouched throughout the course of the disc’s mixing and production. For Medved and his band mates, the unconventionality of their debut album speaks volumes about their candid approach to their music.
“We want people to hear us exactly as we are,” says Medved. “The songs on the album are me, as I am – there is no hiding, no fabrication. Releasing an overly produced four-song EP as our debut wouldn’t really do justice to the music that means so much to me.”
Although his talents off the stage have allowed him to pursue other endeavors in sports and education, Medved has always returned to his music for personal growth and inspiration. It is his commitment to music that allows him to continually explore various genres like blues and Americana and infuse those influences with his folk rock roots, while ultimately developing his own distinctive style. This album is a testament to that.
To celebrate the release of Live At Club Café, The Mike Medved Band will be returning to the stage on Saturday, May 11th at 7 p.m. where the album was originally recorded. The evening will begin with support from fellow local performers, Paul Luc and the North County Gentlemen. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com.
For further information regarding The Mike Medved Band, please visit the band’s website at www.mikemedvedmusic.com or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mikemedvedmusic. Three tracks from the debut album have been made available for streaming at https://soundcloud.com/mikemedvedmusic. A video of “Muscles and Skin” can be viewed here http://youtu.be/2BDvTp5ldfM. Please feel free to contact me to set up an interview with The Mike Medved band or for further information regarding the album or CD release show.