Mike continues his musical journey with his fourth CD release, Texas Soul, and a powerful set of songs it is. The title track is a thumping, soulful tribute to the Masters of Texas songwriting, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson. A Song For The Cowboy is a Country waltz telling of how the cowboy spirit lives on, despite the tries at civilizing us all.
The music on this CD covers a lot of ground and genres. A Little Too Late is a strong, slow burning Blues with lots of guitar to match the lyrics. She Loved To Dance is a tribute to Mike’s grandmother, a woman who survived the Depression, the loss of 3 husbands and all the hazards along the way, to emerge from the fire even stronger and give him his love for music. The Ballad Of Brushy Bill Roberts, a demo he recorded back in 2005 that has received innumerable song plays and over 1,200 video plays in the last year, finally makes it’s way to CD with a new studio cut.
These are a powerfully moving and lyrically compelling set of songs, and Mike’s most striking work yet. Don’t miss out on Texas Soul.
Mike began his odyssey as a professional musician in 1976 at only 16 years old. A Texas born singer/songwriter, Mike has a strong background as a lead guitarist in Blues (Little Walter Price, Bluez Deluxe), Southern Rock (Southern Sin) and various forms of Country and Country Rock (Jeff Hord and the Texas Fullhouse Band, Bootleg Country, Hatfield and McCoy, DJ Daniels Band...)Performing with or opening for many top billed acts such as BB King, Albert Collins, SRV, Johnny Rodriguez, Gene Watson, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks.......
Always a writer, Mike had his first song recorded in 1984,Whiskey and Tears, and has been an ASCAP writer and publisher since 2001. Mike has 4 CD's out, "Good For Something", "A Mile Of Bad Track", "Pieces Of Me" and "Texas Soul". He is a member of Echota Records, NSAI and also a nominee for Songwriter Of The Year in 2017 and 2018 for the Josie Music Awards.