Line Level Music has announced the release of And Then…, the new album from singer/songwriter Michael Stanley.
Produced by Michael Stanley and mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk (Eagles, B.B.King, Joe Walsh, The James Gang, The Who and Santana), And Then… contains twelve new Stanley compositions and a cover of Storyville”s Good Day For The Blues.
Backed by members of his road band, The Resonators, And Then… is another outstanding example of Stanley's eclectic musical leanings. “I guess it springs from growing up in the same time frame as rock n' roll and being knocked out by all the different styles that led to that musical melting pot,” said Stanley. “Because of that I rarely sit down to write a certain 'type' of song…whatever happens happens…and although that can be a marketing man's nightmare, it keeps me interested and, hopefully, growing as a writer.”
From the mid-70's to the mid-80's, The Michael Stanley Band rocked arenas all over the midwest, setting still-unmatched concert attendance records at northeastern Ohio's Blossom Music Center and The Coliseum in Cleveland.
With album sales reaching the hundreds of thousands, the band enjoyed a strong and undeniably loyal following in other areas of the country as well, and toured with some greats, including Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Foreigner and The Doobie Brothers.
In his early days of recording his talent attracted the likes of producer Bill Szymczyk and guest musicians Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, and David Sanborn from the beginning. He formed the Michael Stanley Band (aka MSB) in 1975 and pursued a more straightforward rock direction.
To this day, Michael's first two albums are mainstays of any fan of 70's country rock. Songs like Rosewood Bitters, Moving Right Along, Yours for a Song and the ultimate Michael Stanley tune, Let's Get The Show on The Road have survived well. Most favorably compared to Dan Fogelberg's early albums, Michael was and still is extremely capable of writing songs that raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. Just from his uncanny ability to write perfect songs ever since he began would be enough reason to listen to his music but Michael has been able to do what few other artists have in that he hasn't changed his magic method. His new songs are just as vibrant as his classics. The sign of a true artist.
- All Together Now
- Radio Waves
- Sound of a Train
- Shifting Gears
- And Then
- Sweet Spot
- Long Ohio Winter
- Hang On to This Heart
- Don't Say Nothing
- A Good Day For the Blues
- In Your Kiss
- Circadian Rhythm