If you are familiar with the Lancaster, Pa. music scene, there’s a chance you may have heard of up-and-coming musician Justin Angelo. Angelo blends folk and blues guitar with brilliantly crafted lyrics that poetically illustrate his deep sense of passion, emotion and consciousness. Every performance is a unique occasion. Some nights, you may find him playing solo, with nothing but his ring-covered fingers intricately strumming away at his acoustic guitar as his soulful voice echoes through the room. Other nights, you may find him jamming alongside other musicians and exploring new opportunities at various open mics, If you ever get a chance to visit Marietta, Pa., you can find Angelo at Shanks Tavern the first Tuesday of each month, where he hosts an acoustic open mic in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Catch Angelo alone with his guitar, and he may even serenade you with an alluring improvisation on the spot. You never know what to expect, but one thing is certain, Angelo never fails to put his heart and soul into every performance.
-Jessica Boyer, Millersville University (April 30th, 2015)