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Creative & Dreams Music Network is proud to release From Steel To Strings, the all original debut album by Pennsylvania Steelworker turned award winning songwriter and master guitarist, Angelo M.
Emerging on the music scene after a steel mill bankruptcy that cost him his pension, Angelo M. (short for Melasecca) made the unlikely transition from steelworker to touring artist. His signature sound mixes Americana, Folk and Blues: calling to mind contemporaries from Keb Mo and Chris Smither, to Mark Knopfler and JJ Cale along with conjuring the Delta pickings of Mississippi John Hurt and Bukka White.
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.
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.
Hailing from Philadelphia, and currently based in Central Pennsylvania, Angelo M. was the youngest of four boys and influenced by music as far back as he can remember. With his older brothers all teenagers before he could walk, Angelo’s house was always filled with music.
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