Indie Folk (Chicago)
Singer/songwriter Mike Musikanto constructed his latest, greatest recording, Sky of Dresses, in a Milwuakee studio run by a friend, editing and rewriting the songs while listening to playbacks on the long drive to and from the sessions. Given the moving work on Dresses, it’s a process he may want to repeat on future releases. Musikanto’s sound is sparse (acoustic guitar, wounded vocals and harmonica make up the base) but rich and soulful, like the majesty of a simple sunset witnessed at the end of a perfect day.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Mason Jennings. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ "It's one of the best things I have heard all year." (WMLB Radio, Atlanta)
~ "Chicago artist Musikanto’s sophomore effort Sky of Dresses is a strong, subtle foray into a complex mix of harmonious folk, soft rock, and solid songwriting that combine to produce a memorable and unique album with a tinge of country soul at its core." (Verbicide Magazine)
~ "Musikanto will roll in from President-elect Barack Obama's old stomping ground Chicago. Musikanto has a twangy, country-influenced rock style that will be stuck in your head for days." (Vox Magazine)