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Michael McDermott - Ashes - Pauper Sky

Joining us this year at XPN’s 11th annual Singer Songwriter Weekend on Saturday July 17th will be Michael McDermott, whose new album is a collection of rock and roll – quite simply – at its best. Passionate, committed, great songs, intense playing –it’s all on Michael’s new album, Ashes.

Singer-songwriter and rock ‘n’ roll journeyman Michael McDermott debuted in 1990 with 620 W. Surf, an acclaimed collection of roots-rock. Since then, this impassioned storyteller and fiery performer has weathered the trials and tribulations of the corporate rock industry as well as overcoming his own battles with addiction. Throughout it all however has been Michael’s compelling sense of spirituality, which has been at the lyrical heart and foundation of his music since his first album.

Ashes is McDermott’s best album in a long line of fine records. Songs like “Everything I Got,” “Arm Yourself,” “Hellfire Tonight In The Holyland,” and “Dance With Me,” find Michael in great voice with strong, confident playing from a stellar band or rock 'n' rollers.

Release Date: 6/15/2004

Written by Bruce Warren

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