Howlin' Kitty Artist Inspires College Scholarship

Playing music is a passion for many, but only a few make it a career. For many other musicians, they know all about the power of music to move people, build connections and break down barriers, but they also know they shouldn’t quit their…

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