The Pier announced earlier this year that singer-songwriter Mike Pinto will be releasing a new full-length record in May. Now, Pinto has released further details about his 5th studio album set to be released on May 14th, ahead of his summer headlining tour…
There is a garnered respect for the acoustic styles and narrative characteristics of Mike Pinto’s music, an attribute showcased in his forthcoming record.
Titled Truthful Lies, the new record features sit-ins by Junior Marvin (Bob Marley), Jesse Wagner and Roger Rivas (of The Aggrolites), Micah Brown, George Laks (Lenny Kravitz), Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, G Love, McRad) scattered among its 17 tracks.
Included in the various sounds created by Pinto and all his guests, is the production of various tracks enriched on two opposite sides of the country.
Many of the previously unreleased tracks were recorded by Dan Malsch , at Soundmine Studios in East Stroudsburg, PA., while other tracks were recorded by Lew Richards at 17th Street Studios in Costa Mesa, CA. Said to be a mix of elements from Pinto’s old style to a transition of other genres, the album is going to include reggae, folk, rock n’ roll, early funk, and more!
After touring around the nation as a solo act, for this upcoming release, Pinto will once again tour with a full band. Mike Pinto’s live band line up will consist of Mike Pinto on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Hatton on Bass, Brian Daggett on Drums, Max O’Leary on Trumpet and Jon Cestero on Tenor Sax.
Headlining dates across the nation on the Truthful Lies Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations and Three Legged Fox, Pinto will be supporting his forthcoming LP of the same name. The tour kicks off on May 16 in Long Beach, CA, before making 48 stops up and down the West and East Coasts.
For more information on upcoming shows, Mike Pinto’s music and much more, follow the links below.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 17 @ Belly Up. Solana Beach, CA
May 18 @ Johnny’s. Lompoc, CA
May 24 @ California Roots Festival. Monterey CA
May 27 @ Mavericks. Santa Rosa, CA
May 30 @ Wild Buffalo. Bellingham, WA
May 31 @ El Corazon. Seattle, WA
Jun 01 @ Hawthorne Theatre. Portland, OR
Jun 02 @ Knitting Factory. Boise, ID
Jun 04 @ Liquid Joe’s. Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 05 @ Knitting Factory. Reno, NV
Jun 06 @ Fat Cat. Modesto, CA
Jun 07 @ Rockin Roots Festival – Stramler Park. Bakersfield, CA
Jun 08 @ The OC Tavern. San Clemente, CA
Jun 13 @ Hard Rock Café. Las Vegas, NV
Jun 14 @ Martini Ranch. Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 15 @ The Legacy Room. Tuba City, AZ
Jun 16 @ KTAOS Solar Center. Taos, NM – w/ Don Carlos
Jun 18 @ Trees. Dallas, TX
Jun 19 @ Jack’s Patio Bar & Grill. San Antonio, TX
Jun 22 @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX
Jun 26 @ Freebird Live. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jun 27 @ The Social. Orlando, FL – w/ Pato Banton
Jun 28 @ The Sports Page. Satellite Beach, FL
Jun 29 @ The Culture Room. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 30 @ The State Theatre. Saint Petersburg, FL
Jul 02 @ Smith’s Olde Bar. Atlanta, GA
Jul 04 @ 2013 @ The Barge. Lake Murray, SC
Jul 05 @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, NC
Jul 07 @ The Boathouse. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jul 09 @ The Studio at Webster Hall. New York, NY
Jul 11 @ The Saint. Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 12 @ Ram’s Head Live. Baltimore, MD.
Jul 13 @ TLA. Philadelphia, PA
Jul 15 @ Johnson’s Country Market. Selbyville, MD
Jul 16 @ Stage AE. Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 17 @ Beachland Tavern. Cleveland, OH
Jul 18 @ The Magic Bag. Ferndale, MI
Jul 20 @ The Demo. St. Louis, MO
Jul 24 @ The Marquis Theter Denver, CO
Jul 25 @ The Barkley Ballroom. Frisco, CO
Jul 26 @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27 @ The Green Room. Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 02 @ The Roxy Theatre. West Hollywood, CA
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Article By: Aaron Solomon
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