Mike Muscarella

is creating homegrown music and podcasts about reinvention.

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The Inside Skinny
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Every little bit helps!   Thank you for your generosity!!!

The Smugtown Hustle
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This is for those who are interested in my podcast, "The Smugtown Hustle" and want to receive bonus content!   With most months podcasts, I will include interviews from other creatives who have reinvented themselves.  This bonus content will be available for you, my fellow Hustlers!  And, of course, my sincere thanks for supporting this work!

The Record Producer!
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I am working on new music with The Smugtown Hustle.  For those investing at this level, you will receive a signed copy of each release on CD prior to the release date!   Additionally, you will receive mention on the digital liner notes as a Patreon Producer.




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Hi. We haven't met. I'm Mike and I'm so thankful you are interested in supporting our music! I have been creating music as a career since 2005 and entirely independently.  From song-sketching to final mixes, everything happens at my project studio.  For the last ten years, I produced music with the band Violet Mary, a progressive rock quintet that embraced the aesthetic of Rush and the passion of early '90s Seattle.  The band produced 5 independent records and garnered two "Best Of" nominations from Rochester City Newspaper, the regional art magazine for western New York. 

So, why am I asking for your patronage now?  At 41 years old, I'm beginning again and stepping out on my own.  It's a daunting venture reimagining yourself half way through your life, but that seems to be way of things for many in America.  Why should the music world be any different?  This new venture is about embracing the authentic and communal act of making music and then seeing that music provide tangible benefit for those who experience it.  To that end, I am writing a new record with The Smugtown Hustlers, a soulful rhythm section that has become like family to me.  I will also be starting a podcast to document the process of reinvention.  This podcast will hopefully have a broader appeal and create a conversation among those who find themselves at a point of transition.  And, if nothing more, it will prove to myself that I'm not alone on this journey!

I look forward to beginning this process with you!  Thank you for your support!
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