OF GOOD NATURE:
Charlotte NC alt-rockers, Of Good Nature, have built a strong start to 2018 with the quick attention to their newly released music, along with a steady wave of tour dates. Their fusion-friendly approach and openness to explore a range of styles has lead to a highly accessible sound which has recently spread like wildfire across festivals, cruises, blogs, and radio stations. “Take Me Anywhere” has been featured on Sirius XM’s The Pulse and is currently streamed on a handful of popular Spotify playlists including Reggae Summer Beach (43k subscribers). Three additional singles are set for release this Spring and Summer.
Fresh off their second appearance aboard Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise, as well as the recent headline at Jacksonville Beach’s Salt Life Festival, the band has also opened for top-tier headliners Sublime with Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, George Clinton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gym Class Heroes, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Blues Traveler, Common Kings, Steel Pulse, and many more. They’ve also received recognition for their past studio work, seeing their debut album, Just Add Water, won Indie-Ville’s Reggae Album of the Year and sophomore album Life Worth Livin, debuted at #5 on iTunes Reggae Albums Charts.
One of the hardest working bands in the nation, the group’s seemingly never-ending tour schedule continues with the announcement of the “Take Me Anywhere” tour, celebrating the success of their recording collaborations with Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster the People, The Movement) at White Star Sound in Charlottesville VA.
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Mike Pinto is a true storyteller who captivates fans around the world with his undeniably distinct voice and exceptional songwriting. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pinto has become a prominent fixture in the Southern California music scene after living in San Diego for the past seven years. His gritty East Coast perspective of life, blended with the laid-back California lifestyle, creates a dichotomy that is so uniquely original that when someone asks, «What kind of music is this?» the answer can only be, «It's Pinto.»
Constantly evolving as an artist and songwriter, Pinto's songs are both deeply personal and widely relatable. His lyrics cover a broad spectrum of subjects, from thrilling victories (Lost and Found) to agonizing defeats (Bad Luck); from the appreciation of life (One More Time) to the fear of death (A Thousand Years Ago); from Pinto's struggle with vices in Southern California (Temptation) to a prostitute's struggle with addiction in Atlantic City (Tricky Nicky). With his signature narrative style, Pinto explores life chapter by chapter, all with a light-hearted satire rich with depth.
Pinto's newest album, Truthful Lies, demonstrates his versatility as a songwriter and ability to masterfully blend rock, reggae, folk, ska and funk. Featuring special guests Junior Marvin (Bob Marley); Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, Billy Joel, G Love); George Laks (Lenny Kravitz); and Jesse Wagner and Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites), the album topped the iTunes Reggae and Billboard Reggae charts, debuting at #1 and #2 respectively.