Oconomowoc singer-songwriter Keith Pulvermacher's music doesn't fit into a single genre, except perhaps "Midwestern." It's fitting, then, that the Wisconsin native's latest album, 45 Story, is a reflection on his life here, his family, and what it means to give back.
The album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., and features a variety of musicians, including mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush. While the final product is a polished tribute to Midwestern sensibilities, the recording process was fraught with challenges and the impetus for the album was the illness of a loved one.
"[The album] really has been spurred on by the diagnosis of my dad having cancer and really looking internally at my own life and trying to see what I can do to make a difference in the world with the music," Pulvermacher explains.
His album, 45 Story, features the song Always Be Here For You, which is at the center of his fundraising campaign to benefit the MACC Fund.