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Steve McCormick “Louisa” Album Release w/ very special guests

June 9 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

$20 ADV/$25 DOS

Steve McCormick is poised to release his seventh studio album to date “Louisa” a record realized entirely during the initial quarantine of the coronavirus pandemic. McCormick utilized his production skills and contacts to work virtually with people around the globe. Tracks were literally “flown in“ from as far away as Greece the keyboards of Arlan Oscar (Joe Bonamassa), from the southern US, the drums of Phil Bass (Monte Montgomery), the Cajun wizardry of Eddie Batos (Nervis Brothers), the northern US, slide guitar by Tom Alane and vocals by Mark Josepha and then across town in Los Angeles, drums by Mario Calire (The Motelsa Wallflowers), bass by Ricky Cortes (John Mayall, Coco Montoya) and flute by Stan Behrens (War)—to name a few.

The Album is filled with McCormickʼs particular brand of protest music, reprising three of his longtime favorite songs, the New Orleans flavored ode to biracialism, “Louisa,” the #metoo ode to respect for women, “My Sister,” and the utopian vision of “Wide Horizon”. Then he pulls songs out of the vault dusting off “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down,” for example, a song about throwing off shackles both literal and figurative. And ending the album, McCormick pens a topical piece with the #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter “No Easy Way Out.” The record, destined for vinyl is short and sweet, four songs a side, but with room for the music to percolate and jam. It is danceable and festival fare, yet with lyrics that have a definite message.

McCormick is one half of the duo Love Me in the Dark, with partner Heather Donavon (Melody Gardot) who released their debut album on Valentines Day Feb 14, 2020, just weeks before the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Whereas the LMITD album highlights McCormickʼs Americana side, his own music tends to be more of a full band sound with Blues and New Orleans influences heavily represented.

Raised in the Midwest, Steve McCormick’s interest in roots music led to a bachelorʼs degree in American Studies from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he wrote his senior thesis on American Music. In the years that followed, McCormick honed his recording skills by working with tube microphone guru Steve McKinstry and his Salmagundi Studios. Shortly thereafter, McCormickʼs songwriting led to a publishing deal with Nashville based Wrensong. McCormick later left the Midwest for Los Angeles, where he now resides and is a studio owner, producer, performer, session player, composer/songwriter and tube microphone builder.

As a producer, McCormick has produced artists such as Mark Joseph, Phil Cody, Michael Sherwood, Amilia K Spicer, Tim O’Gara and Heather Donavon, and is currently working with Kats Konecky and Wholesome.

Steve McCormick is poised to release his seventh studio album to date “Louisa” a record realized entirely during the initial quarantine of the coronavirus pandemic. McCormick utilized his production skills and contacts to work virtually with people around the globe. Tracks were literally “flown in“ from as far away as Greece the keyboards of Arlan Oscar (Joe Bonamassa), from the southern US, the drums of Phil Bass (Monte Montgomery), the Cajun wizardry of Eddie Batos (Nervis Brothers), the northern US, slide guitar by Tom Alane and vocals by Mark Josepha and then across town in Los Angeles, drums by Mario Calire (The Motelsa Wallflowers), bass by Ricky Cortes (John Mayall, Coco Montoya) and flute by Stan Behrens (War)—to name a few.

The Album is filled with McCormickʼs particular brand of protest music, reprising three of his longtime favorite songs, the New Orleans flavored ode to biracialism, “Louisa,” the #metoo ode to respect for women, “My Sister,” and the utopian vision of “Wide Horizon”. Then he pulls songs out of the vault dusting off “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down,” for example, a song about throwing off shackles both literal and figurative. And ending the album, McCormick pens a topical piece with the #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter “No Easy Way Out.” The record, destined for vinyl is short and sweet, four songs a side, but with room for the music to percolate and jam. It is danceable and festival fare, yet with lyrics that have a definite message.

McCormick is one half of the duo Love Me in the Dark, with partner Heather Donavon (Melody Gardot) who released their debut album on Valentines Day Feb 14, 2020, just weeks before the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Whereas the LMITD album highlights McCormickʼs Americana side, his own music tends to be more of a full band sound with Blues and New Orleans influences heavily represented.

Raised in the Midwest, Steve McCormick’s interest in roots music led to a bachelorʼs degree in American Studies from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he wrote his senior thesis on American Music. In the years that followed, McCormick honed his recording skills by working with tube microphone guru Steve McKinstry and his Salmagundi Studios. Shortly thereafter, McCormickʼs songwriting led to a publishing deal with Nashville based Wrensong. McCormick later left the Midwest for Los Angeles, where he now resides and is a studio owner, producer, performer, session player, composer/songwriter and tube microphone builder.

As a producer, McCormick has produced artists such as Mark Joseph, Phil Cody, Michael Sherwood, Amilia K Spicer, Tim O’Gara and Heather Donavon, and is currently working with Kats Konecky and Wholesome.

$20

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