US folk rock artist MICHAEL RUDOLPH CUMMINGS presents a fourth excerpt taken from his new solo album “You Know How I Get”, to be released this Friday 21st October on Ripple Music. Watch “Cellar Times” exclusively via Shindig! Magazine.
Says Michael Rudolph Cummings about this new track: “Cellar Times came from its namesake, the cellar. Sometimes things should stay in there, sometimes they need to see the light of day. I still have a hard time figuring out which ones are which…” The video was directed and produced by longtime collaborators 51DEEP, consisting of Chris Johnson & John Keefer.
Michael Rudolph Cummings is known for being the vocalist and guitarist of East Coast stoner grunge band Backwoods Payback. His solo material is equally dark but subdued in volume and temperance, recalling the ditch-trilogy era of Neil Young and the slower moments of Townes Van Zandt, while also leaning towards contemporary solo acts such as The White Buffalo.
His new album and Ripple Music debut “You Know How I Get” will be released on October 21st as part of Ripple Music’s “Blood and Strings” acoustic series (which previously introduced solo albums from Scott “Wino” Weinrich and Tony Reed). To support its release, mRc will embark on a US tour with his solo band, the roster of which reads like a who’s who of east coast underground mainstays, literally some of the best players out there including Mel Parsonz of Royal Thunder, Patrick Shannon of All Else Failed and Mike Bardzik of The Boils. ► Watch mRc’s latest videos for “62 Westbound” and “This Is How I Get“
Michael Rudolph Cummings is a lifer. Touring the world as the vocalist/guitarist for the band Backwoods Payback, the drummer of the band Boozewa and the synth player/vocalist of the band All Else Failed, Cummings has been there and done that. All of it. Literally. No matter the band when playing live he has always been known for his intensity and ability to connect to every person in the room. Regardless if it is a festival overseas or a coffee shop in a small town in the USA, he leaves a little piece of himself everywhere he goes. mRc has previously released one full-length, four EPs and a revered cover of Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer”. Michael Rudolph Cummings recently signed to Californian powerhouse Ripple Music, for the release of his new solo album “You Know How I Get”, to be released on October 21st, as part of the label’s “Blood and Strings” acoustic series.
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