Hometown // Baltimore
Members // Mike McFadden, guitar and vocals
Founded in // 2004
Style // folk rock
Influenced by // Martin Sexton, Jackie Greene, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Josh Ritter, M. Ward
Notable // McFadden, with the support of his parents, decided to skip college and work on his music. Late last year, he released a self-titled full-length album of well-crafted songs and smooth melodies.
Quotable // "I was filling out applications and getting all the pressure from my parents and having to meet a certain GPA and taking the SATs and all of that, and after a while I just realized that's not what I want to do," he said. "I think that once school ended, I basically just dropped the bomb and told my parents, 'I don't want to do this.' They were a little worried, but especially after I put out my first CD, they realized that maybe I was doing the right thing."
Mike McFadden performs tomorrow at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road in Towson. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7; $10 for those younger than 21. Call 410-337-7178 or go to rechertheatre.com. The band: myspace.com/mikemcfaddenmusic.