Lock 24 Restaurant

February 16, 2012 - 8:50pm
The Baldwinsville-based band prepares to release its debut album, Fortress, on Feb. 21.

Shortly before performing his song "I Can Set You Free" for a NewsHouse camera crew, Mike McKay asked if he could take off his shoes.

“I never play with shoes on,” he said. “My fans would know something is weird if I did.”

Barefoot and smiling, McKay and bandmates Dan Deming and Justin Costello launched into song.