Michael Plishka
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Michael Plishka

Lake Villa, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Lake Villa, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Timeless Troubadour"

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.
- Jennifer Layton, Indie-Music.com

"Live and Mesmerizing"

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.

- Scott Conary,Open Eye Café, Carrboro, NC

"Definitely a Keeper"

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.

- Lorrie Duquette, Xtreme-Zone.com, January 2001

"Excellent Album!"

An excellent album! ... you are receiving a great response from the audience. I play some cuts on every show.
- J.L. Bueno,La Otra Musica Program,Cadiz, Spain

"Unique Production"

(The) CD…is very unique! The production work is top notch as well as (the) lyrics.

- Cathy Quinn,WTIP On-Air Coordinator/Folk Programmer, Grand Marais, MN

"Simply Great!"

Great CD...Great Music.

- Joe Kelley,The Upper Room, WVOF 88.5,Fairfield, CT


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



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