By Christiana Bartolini | January 29th, 2012
Scranton, Pennsylvania is not only the home of the TV show The Office and Joe Biden, it has also bred Mike Quinn, a musician who has a tasteful and quirky grasp on post-country americana.
Mike Quinn’s album Magico is an onion being peeled, if you will. The stories are intriguing and sometimes humorous. They’ll leave you wondering if the lyrics are some sort of a self-narrative or just a creative mind utilizing a broad imagination.
Mike Quinn’s band consists of Mike Quinn (of course), 2 other guitarists, a bassist and drummer. Together, these five guys make for a classic and timeless group with the capability to encapsulate a genre that many try to emulate but more often than not have a not-so-stellar execution. Mike Quinn & co., on the other hand, have got this style down pat. I saw this band perform a few weeks ago and their live show is fun, energetic and so damn catchy that you’ll probably have a melody or two stuck in your head for hours afterward.
The album emphasizes a unique mix of post-country styles, experimental effects (vocal and instrumental), some americana and rockabilly, and just a tinge of indie rock. This combination creates a style of its own.
If you shufflers are looking for some new music relating to the aforementioned melting pot of genres, I highly suggest getting Mike Quinn’s Magico. Seriously. I struggled to pick a track to premiere for this post because all of the tracks are equally great. You might just find yourself addicted.