Burnside Album Details
Michael Shelley, Goodbye Cheater
Michael Shelley is a New York City born singer-songwriter with a wry, witty style. His recording career includes three previous solo albums labels and a collaboration with Francis Macdonald of Teenage Fanclub, "Four Arms To Hold You." On "Goodbye Cheater," Shelley’s fourth solo album, his rich musical influences are again evident. The album zips from acoustic-based songs that echo contemporaries like Aimee Mann and Freedy Johnson to country songs that evoke comparisons to the likes of Robbie Fulks and Steve Earle. Thematically, Shelley delivers his signature classic twists on love gone bad. "Goodbye Cheater" is another step forward from this unique voice, and again Shelley manages to balance point-of-view and craft, while showing reverence for a wide variety of musical tastes and styles. Recorded and mixed by Bryce Goggin (Apples in Stereo, Lemonheads, Phish). Frequent support act for They Might Be Giants, Shonen Knife. Features duet with Diesel Only recording artist Laura Cantrell.