Solo Artist - New Record "Rickenbacker Girls"
Performs and writes with Mooncussers, Ft. Shame
Guitarist : Plays and records with Lydia Loveless
Management and label, US Booking:
Michael J. Media
Fall 2013 Europe
Scandinavia Fall 2013 (support for Lydia Loveless)
Reviews for Rickenbacker Girls
May is clearly well-versed in music history. Beyond Williams and the Byrds, there are traces of the Allman Brothers, Steve Earle and a host of other classic rock and country artists tucked in the crevices of this record. Yet May stands strongly in his own right, a talented story-teller who imbues his music with warmth and authenticity. http://twangville.com/13718/mayers-playlist-for-february-2013-part-1/
From MMuisc Mag
May himself is constantly on the move, jumping from sad-troubadour alt-country to big-riff ’90s rock, flinging lines sharp enough to evoke Ryan Adams and Paul Westerberg.
From Americana Gazette:
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His style and voice remind me of the music coming out of Austin Texas today ala Band of Heathens, Hayes Carl, and Corb Lund. It’s got a real earthy sound and backboneto it. May has the talent and the chops to make a big splash if he can get out and get seen and heard. Rickenbacker Girls is a great start! With a few tours and a few breaks Todd May could easily climb the Americana Charts and sit right along those Texas boys!
From Performer Magazine
“As good as Americana gets”
a voice reminiscent of Steve Earle at his jagged best
If Rickenbacker Girls is any indication, Todd May’s prolific output should include more solo ventures.
Despite flying low on the national and international recognition radar Todd May is more than deserving of a wider audience for his nuanced songwriting which he adeptly manipulates with a broad range of influences into an excellent solo debut. Read more
Tribune, Pittsburgh PA area- 4 out of 4 STAR RATING:
May hits all the right notes on an album whose title track is an ode to the girls he knew in high school at Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio. May serves up these uniformly excellent songs with just the right amount of twang, and soars highest on “Josephine Calling,” “Why Don't You Come Out Lately,” “Build a Better Rocket,” “Still Better Than You Ever Thought It Would Be” and the aforementioned title track. Here's hoping May and “Rickenbacker Girls” get the exposure they deserve. http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/yourmckeesportmore/3520333-74/track-cough-album#axzz2Mr68MO8c
Dust of Daylight
Rickenbacker Girls Puts May the territory of Steve Earle in singer / songwriter mode and Joe Pug. Todd May has delivered the year's best album so far. And it comes guaranteed high up when I should take stock in December. Dust of Daylight http://www.musikkbloggen.no/2013/02/todd-may-rickenbacker-girls/
“May leads his band of gentleman effortlessly with his wicked and gritty vocals.” - Maverick Magazine
“May digs deep into his Kentucky roots, cranking out twangy tunes . . . like Counting Crows if Adam Duritz had balls” - Joel Oliphint, The Other Paper
Americana has rarely sounded this good . . . like a fusion of Beggars Banquet era Stones, Tom Petty, Gram Parsons . . . great stuff." huskermax.com
". . . A bit like Jay Farrar taking a page from the Jeff Tweedy playboook" Otherpaper
Reviews of Todd May w/Mooncussers:
“Top notch American roots rock and a hook big enough to snag Jaws. Lead single “Lowlight” is a great single that reminds me a little of Jackson Browne back when he mattered, and should appeal to who fans who dwell anywhere on the strip that runs from Springsteen to Gaslight Anthem, with all the Mellencamps, Marahs and Mekons in between.” -My Old Kentucky Blog
"Killer EP . . . reminds me of Jason Isbell with its great rock vibe that pairs gruff guitars with a foot tapping melody" - Twangville
Reviews of Todd May w/the Lilybandits:
No Depression: "The Lilybandits play a song the way they would tell you a story. It will draw you in and make you feel at home . . ."
"An absolutely stunning record that transcends any single style, 33 1/3 conjures up everyone from Big Star to the Jayhawks to the Long Ryders or even the Rolling Stones (with Gram Parsons steering the ship . . ." - Dr. Bristol's Prescription
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