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.