Carbon Fiber vs. Wood Acoustic Guitars

I am a little over 70 years old, a child of the 60’s, and up until recently an unabashed fan of solid wood dreadnaught guitars. I have owned (or presently own) a Martin D18, a Martin HD28, an Alverez MD60, a Takamine F350-M, and an Art &…

Howlin' Kitty Music's secret weapon

So who is Ty Crawford? Simply put, he is Howlin' Kitty Music's secret weapon. Without his talent as a graphic designer, website developer, photographer, animator, and cinematographer, Howlin' Kitty Music would be a feeble, pathetic shadow of…

Cigar Box Joy

Cigar Box Joy! Larry Cuddy, a cigar box guitar maker from Washington PA, and friend of Howlin' Kitty Music, creates hand made cigar box guitars that are absolutely superb in their craftsmanship and wonderfully playable. Each one is an original…

Rev. Frankie Revell Clatter Coffee Shop

Howlin' Kitty recording artist Rev. Frankie Revell displayed his unique "mountain blues" style in a Saturday night performance at the Clatter Coffee Shop in Frostburg, MD. Check out his homemade banjo!

Playmakers putting Pittsburgh on the musical map

Some record labels are foregoing physical media entirely. A new local roots-music label, Howlin Kitty Music (howlinkittymusic.com), began in earnest when Mike McCauley retired. “What makes us a little more special is that we're only…

New ‘Open Mic’ in Carnegie draws performers and audience

Performers in all genres and talent levels are laying down the sound in monthly “open mic” sessions at the Church of Atonement in Carnegie. The Artists of Atonement Open Mic, as the group is officially known, held the first of its monthly…

IN Community Magazine

After a 26-year hiatus from song writing, Mike McCauley never thought he would create his own music label. McCauley fell in love with roots music growing up in West Virginia. He remembers listening to adults playing the banjo and singing. McCauley…

Right Wing Redneck Blues Video

Mike McCauley's Right Wing Redneck Blues Lyric Video