For the longest time, Michael McAdam has been a sideman, a session player, and a band director for some of roots music’s best voices – from Steve Earle to Mary Chapin Carpenter to Radney Foster and many more. If Rolodexes were still around, his name would be the most worn-out card; always being pulled out for projects. So, after years of playing with others, one solo release from about 15 years ago, McAdam is ready to release his second solo effort, Tremolo.
Written and recorded throughout the past couple of years at Silvertone Recording Service, Mike called up some of his friends to come to help him out, like Jack Irwin, Garry Tallent, and Kim Richey.
This album has ten songs; two covers and eight originals that are about people, places, and things. It’s good. No, it’s really good. It sounds like what Americana is supposed to sound like. Jangly guitars with some tremolo, shiny and shimmering.