With a stage presence shaped by 12 years of touring with alternative bands in the Midwest, a background in liturgical chant, and masterful poetic lyrics punctuated by percussive guitar accents and looping technology, Michael Plishka has been entrancing and amazing audiences with his woven aural mindscapes.
"what I experienced last night was more than I ever expected... your CD DOES NOT do justice to your talents. Although I do like the CD, I was absolutely blown away last night. It's hard to believe that I was speechless, but when I got home, all I could (tell my husband) is "WOW". The way you deliver is amazing. You touch people's souls. You certainly touched my soul in a way I cannot explain -- in a way that it hasn't been touched in a while. You have a gift and I think it's an honor to the world that you are sharing it. You have been more of a spiritual guide than you can imagine. Thank you." -- ZK (A fan's letter after a performance)
Music from the Infinite Horizon-Experience...Michael Plishka
More tunes available at: http://www.michaelplishka.com
Michael Plishka, His Voice, An Acoustic Guitar, H20 Delay/Chorus, Gibson EDP for sampling/looping, and Muses...
Stuck in Purgatory (In Production)
Looper's Delight-International Compilation (2005)
Hermitage - EP (2003)
Spit Sputter, Blow.. (2000)
“From the earliest cave painters to the modern artist sitting in a dark room where the glow of the screen bathes her face; from the ancient musicians playing drums prior to the hunt, to current-day maestros, there is a commonality in all artist expression, a commonality born of the human condition,”(Cd Liner).
This world view shapes the 12 songs on his new album, which include “I Woke Up This Morning,” “Seven Sisters,” “Snowflake on My Tongue,” “When You Love Me,” “And the River Flows…,” “Please Dance With Me,” “Move,” “Bernard’s Waltz,” “Einstein’s Time,” “Dance in the Rain (Love You, Kiss You, Sure Do Miss You),” “Dream of Light (Soar My Soul),” and the title track “Spit, Sputter, Blow.”
Songs are available for streaming at www.michaelplishka.com
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Plishka throws himself completely into his stories, and his lyrics paint mythology and romance. In s...Plishka throws himself completely into his stories, and his lyrics paint mythology and romance. In some places, the frenzied guitar strumming makes a joyful sound. Other songs, like "And the River Flows" and "Einstein's Time," are slow, contemplative and mystic. The experience of listening to "Spit, Sputter, Blow..." has a bit of magic to it. These songs are beautiful.
Live and Mesmerizing
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Powerful, and evocative in a very non-traditional way. I tend to hear Jim Morrison-ish phrasings, th...Powerful, and evocative in a very non-traditional way. I tend to hear Jim Morrison-ish phrasings, though more comprehensible, and in a way that makes you feel the tunes in your gut.
Definitely a Keeper
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Capturing the real essence of the male mind, "Spit, Sputter, Blow…" moves from powerful impassioned,...Capturing the real essence of the male mind, "Spit, Sputter, Blow…" moves from powerful impassioned, to sexy and unwittingly adorable. The strength of the music, the guitar, guides the listener thru the mind of one man's passions, feelings, and pain. The key to this Album is the raw and powerful voice of Michael Plishka, his melodies give the listener a real sense of reality, while keeping those catchy overtones left in your head, you will be walking down the street humming to "Seven Sisters". Definitely a keeper.
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An excellent album! ... you are receiving a great response from the audience. I play some cuts on ev...An excellent album! ... you are receiving a great response from the audience. I play some cuts on every show.
(The) CD…is very unique! The production work is top notch as well as (the) lyrics.
Great CD...Great Music.
Sets are adjusted based upon the venue/crowd demographics. Typically perform 50 minute sets. Can perform for over 2 hours utilizing solely original material. Will also perform covers as circumstances warrant.
Diverse covers with a special twist such as high energy, acoustic versions of "Pride in the Name of Love,"(U2), to "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" (Paul Simon), to Johnny Cash to Social Distortion.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.