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Mitch Mallahan

Mitch Mallahan has been playing music since before he was born. His mother sang and played bass in a country band while pregnant with him (really, I swear). Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Mitch was exposed to the classic country that his mom loved, the 70s and 80s rock that his dad spun on vinyl, and the indie driven grunge rock of Seattle.

Like most teenagers, he played football and golf, but, unlike most teenagers, his true passion was writing songs. After playing in several bands, he felt that the best place for him to hone his craft was Nashville. 

After the 37 hour drive, he quickly jumped into the Nashville scene. He started at Tootsies and worked his way around Broadway. He also immersed himself in the songwriting scene, learning everything he could from anyone who would teach him. When it came time to write and record his debut album, he wanted to pay tribute to all of his musical influences while developing his own sound and style by telling his own story. 


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His self title debut album not only features Mitch's writing and singing, but the cover is a painting by his own hand. Playing music and painting have a lot of similarities, but the most important is that the emphasis is on expression, not perfection. When you look at a painting in person, you can see the brushstrokes, the texture of the paint, and depth of colors. A photograph just isn't the same.

The "Mitch Mallahan" record features some great musicians who were given the chance to express themselves through their own instruments. While expertly mixed and mastered, the brushstrokes are still there. Expressing the emotion and feeling the groove were paramount. In today's world of auto tune and elastic time, this album stresses the human element over digital processing. Art, life, and music are messy, embrace the brushstrokes...