Angelo M

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Emerging on the music scene after a steel mill bankruptcy cost him his pension, Angelo M (short for Melasecca) made the unlikely transition from steelworker to touring artist. He’s an award winning Americana songwriter and virtuoso finger style and slide guitarist with a blues bent in the vein of Chris Smither.

With guitar influences from the likes of Ry Cooder, Chet Atkins, Duane Allman and Leo Kottke, reviews hail Angelo M a “brilliant guitarist” with an “excellent voice” and call his performances “powerful.” Angelo M’s songs have been featured in the PBS Television series, RoadTrip Nation and garnered songwriting honors in the prestigious “Mountain Stage” NewSong and Billboard’s Song contests. “Every Kind of Blues” was selected from thousands as a finalist in Billboard’s 17th World Song Contest and received a Gold/First Place in Blues in the 27th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

He’s a humble blue collar man from a Pennsylvania steel mill, but there’s nothing understated about the talent of this bluesy virtuoso finger style player and award-winning songwriter. With authenticity at the core of Angelo’s writing and performances, his songs (autobiographical at times) are soulfully sung and seasoned with experience and retrospection. Armed with a six string Dobro, mandolin & harp, he’s down and dirty, no holds barred – an authentic link in the roots-Americana chain as a singer, player and songwriter. Whether it’s his intricate finger style on the acoustic guitar, some searing slide work on his Dobro, or the high and lonesome strains of his mandolin, you’ll be sure to enjoy this gifted artist who is just beginning to hit his stride.

Hailing from Philadelphia and currently based in Central Pennsylvania, Angelo M was the youngest of four boys and influenced by music as far back as he can remember. With his older brothers all teenagers before he could walk, Angelo’s house was always filled with music.

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Angelo M’s From Steel To Strings is Hot!

C Bret Campbell, Middle Tennessee Music


“A real crowd pleaser! Angelo M went immediately to our ‘Bring Back for a Return Visit’ list.”

Grady Ormsby,
booking manager, Down East FolkArts Society


“Angelo M made our jaws drop when he sat down and blistered the frets.” “…After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I asked him, “Does Jorma Kaukonen know about you?”

Richard Cuccaro,
Acoustic Live


“This guitar work shines.. the elan of Mississippi John Hurt… the sense of longing shared by wandering singer songwriters since this all began… “

TAXI (US)


“I knew Angelo was good from the CD, but live he floored us. What a tremendous talent!”

Kath Cameron,
HomeGrownRadioNJ (US)


“A gifted musician with incredible dexterity on finger-picking guitar, slide dobro and mandolin… After his powerful performance, many people were asking where and when they could see him again.”

Blues News – Kalamazoo Festival Review by Tim Richards (NZ)


“Thirty Years is actually one of my favorite songs on the RoadTrip Nation soundtrack this year. RoadTrip Nation is not just a TV Show, but a movement with an entire life-on-the-road, forward thinking, grassroots culture behind it…The reason Angelo M’s song Thirty Years is not only in our PBS series, but in the RTN soundtrack as well is because of how well it fits into that culture. When I hear a song that I know I could listen to cruisin’ down I-40 in a big green RV, I know it’s the right song for RTN.”

Blake Hodges,
Music Supervisor Roadtrip Productions
Creators of the PBS TV Series Roadtrip Nation (US)


“Brilliant guitarist…Excellent voice…
Lost, produces goose bumps with a brilliant slide and acoustic guitar,
this song all alone justifies the purchase of the album.”

– Rootstime Review (BE)
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****4 STARS “Very good guitar playing, beautiful voice and great songs! I really enjoy listening to this CD. Angelo M’s guitar playing is very good and he also has a beautiful voice. My favorite cut is “Thirty Years”. Well, he’s got a hit in this one. I am sure that my listeners will love that song. It has great radio appeal!”

– Przemek Draheim, Blues & Gospel Radio Host (PL)


“Whether it’s his ‘delta’ slide guitar workings or his ‘steel worker’ ‘blue collar’ blues, the color or where you got ’em doesn’t matter….Angelo M plays the blues from the heart. Armed with his dobro, Angelo M levels the playing field!”

– Mickey Spillane, 91.9 WNTI (US)


“Thanks for coming into the stuido and playing such an awesome set.
We’ll alwasy be big fans. Thanks so much, Todd and the whole gang at HomeGrownRadioNJ. “

Todd Mills HomeGrownRadioNJ (US)


“Angelo M has a great sense of style. His guitar playing and vocals compliment each other wonderfully! Switching careers and focusing on music at this stage in his life was exactly the right move!”

– Mel Thiel, 91.9 WNTI (US)


“His performances have evolved into multitasking enterprises; he breathes hurricanes through a harmonica, plays the devil out of his guitar, kicks a tambourine propped against his chair and sings when it’s convenient.”

– Mike Caggeso, York Daily Record (US)


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