December 15th, 2023 9pm Stage 1
Mike Montrey Band
Fans hear it so often it’s almost become cliché, their favorite artists paying lip service to the idea that their music, like life itself, is a journey rather than a specific destination. Singer/songwriter Mike Montrey, whose dynamic fusion of Americana, neo-soul and rock and roll has been lighting up New Jersey, and far beyond for over a decade, didn’t specifically set out to chronicle this experience when he was creating songs for Mike Montrey Band’s latest album. Yet over the course of seven tracks, from the longing, heart-searing first lead single, “I Can’t Wait Any Longer”, through the reflective, acoustic-driven “Searching for the Sun”, he and his veteran crew perfectly embody the reality that, some two decades after starting this journey, Montrey is still in the process of Searching for My Soul.