Stairway To Paradise (2015)
by Mike Viola
Pax Americana Record Company - PAX-AM 058 - 28/04/2015

Mike Viola’s voice has a pleasingly worn quality to it, and his music is easy to sink into — it welcomes you in like the cracked leather of your favorite armchair or a dog-eared copy of your favorite book. Viola fronted the Candy Butchers in the late ’90s and early ’00s, but since then, he’s spent a lot of time as a supporting player, producing music for a number of big-name artists and playing guitar in Ryan Adams’ band the Shining. Now, Adams is returning the favor: Viola’s upcoming Stairway To Paradise 7″ was produced and recorded by Adams himself at his Pax-Am studios. The two make a good team, and the title track is proof: a dusty, faintly psychedelic amble through ’70s-style rock with enough earwormy vocal harmonies to last for days. 

[from Stereogum]


1Stairway To Paradise (written by Mike Viola & Ryan Adams)
2Roxxy Girl (written by Mike Viola)
3Doctor Feel Blue (written by Mike Viola & Ryan Adams)
4Clink Glasses, Salud (written by Mike Viola)


Performance statistics

TitleTimes playedDebutLast played
Stairway To ParadiseNever played live
Roxxy GirlNever played live
Doctor Feel BlueNever played live
Clink Glasses, SaludNever played live


Companies, etc.



Limited edition of 150 copies.