The Brooklyn native will be releasing his first full length album May 13th, 2104 called WakeUpSideDowntown. The core band includes Matt Feick, drums; Brad Whiteley, piano, organ; Joe Wallace, bass; Michael Kammers, tenor sax; Rosie Lazroe, background vocals; and Regi Ransdell, background vocals.
Delledera’s musical chops date back to studying classical piano since the age of 3. At 13, he picked up the guitar inspired by heavy metal, but soon found what he was looking for as a musician in classic rock, jazz, and jam band artists. He studied jazz, classical guitar, and jazz arranging at Ithaca College. He holds a BA in Music Industry from SUNY Oneonta. After moving to NYC from Syracuse, Delledera studied rock guitar and composition with guitarist Carlos Alomar (John Lennon, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop). Mike has shared the stage with artists Rusted Root, as well as fellow jammers Tea Leaf Green, Ra Ra Riot, and DJ Logic, and many other artists. Previously, Delledera released the EP Gold Honey.
One of the interesting tracks from the album is “Main Street USA”. “That song is about people who don’t have much, but can still find a way to live richly,” Delledera says. “Main Street USA” is an emphatic rock track about the ninety-nine percent bolstered by an impactful rap section by Brooklyn hip-hop artist CX.
I will feature “Main Street USA” on Front Range Radio May 4th. The show can be heard at 9pm eastern on http://www.party934.com