Mike's new album, Pieces Of Me, is a little different...Instead of an all electric country rock album like Good For Something or an all acoustic country/folk album like A Mile Of Bad Track, Pieces Of Me is a combination of both. It is also more a blend of all of his styles. From Country to Southern Rock, and everything in between, you get a more true sampling of Mike's musical style.
From the opening track, Greed Is The Devil’s Handshake, the mood gets set. A smoking Southern Rocker driven by guitar, slide and honky tonk piano, it’s a story of life advice by a sly, wise old man.
The CD runs the gamut of all my musical styles: Southern Rock (Greed Is The Devil’s Handshake, Tail Lights, Wrong Again, I’m Your Huckleberry) Acoustic Ballads (The Light, Old Enough To Know Better) Straight up Country (Have It All, Barroom Hell, I Just Can’t Get Over You) and a smoky 12/8 Blues (I Gave Until It Hurt).
The final song, I’m Your Huckleberry, is a little different for me. I make a point to stay out of politics when it comes to my music, but this one I couldn’t resist. This one comes from a conversation I overheard between several veterans talking about their reasons for going to war and how they feel about what’s happened to the country they love and fought for. I think it’s a side worth telling.
I was going to go the usual route and name the CD after one of the songs, Greed or Huckleberry, but my wife suggested the title and I went for it. Because that’s what they are...every song that I write are little Pieces Of Me.