Michael Conrad Releases His Debut Album and Tour Schedule


 

Hello Again,

So this is it, feet don’t fail me now! The album is nearing completion and my tour dates for California, Hawaii and New England are set. It’s finally happening. I have worked with some of the most talented people in the LA music scene, from producers to musicians to solo artists. 

After a year of putting these songs together and realizing how perfect they would be connected in a concept album, I finally have something that accurately reflects where I have been and where I am heading. This is the most personal collection of songs I have ever written and I am looking forward to sharing them with you all. 

Mitchell Haeuszer is the producer and audio engineer on my debut album: "Black Fish (Or, the Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean)”. He owns Haus Music in Studio City and we got to know each other very well over the summer (he seems to have a knack for my style and my perfectionism). 

From our time getting to know one another, we have brought in numerous artists to be featured on the album including Ryan and Sean Greenfield, Christian Pereira, John Oltean, Sam Zettel, and Johnny Brown. 

My mother Susan, an avid painter and artist, has her work featured on my album cover. The idea behind "Black Fish” originates from my summers spent in Quonochontaug, RI. “Quonochontaug” originates from the Native Americans meaning “home of the black fish”. 

Symbolically, the album relates to my past and the summers I spent growing up in Quonochontaug. Crafted in a way that tells the story backwards, it starts from my time alone out in Los Angeles and continues through the seasons of the east coast only to finish reflecting on what’s next. 

Check out my tour schedule for the month of September and October to see where I will be performing. Being a do-it-yourself musician has been quite a challenge in the ever changing music scene, however it has taught me a lot about myself. I look forward to playing to my fans and strangers and the adventures that await.

Until next time!

•MC