Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chicago singer Michael McDermott signs with new label, will release next album in September

Chicago singer-songwriter Michael McDermott has signed with New Jersey-based Rock Ridge Music, which will release his next album, "Hit Me Back," on Sept. 25.

The album was produced by CJ Eiriksson, who engineered albums for U2 and Matchbox 20, as well as McDermott's 2007 album, "Noise From Words."

“Working with this team of folks at Rock Ridge has me feeling like a new day has dawned," McDermott said. "There's such a great energy and enthusiasm from the folks who have heard "Hit Me Back" that has me feeling empowered with a wonderous anticipation for the year to come.”

Rock Ridge Music President Jason Spiewak is excited about the signing of McDermott.

“Michael McDermott has made a brilliant new record, one we’re very proud to be releasing," Spiewak said. "Michael has been a friend of the RRM family for a long time.”

McDermott,, will preview the album during a show June 20 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20, available at