- A pianist plays "Travel On" 23 September 2020
- Rhyming praise from Tom Semioli 24 January 2020
- An old "Buddy" 19 November 2019
- Manu Lanvin… 20 October 2019
- Birthday at Cafe Bohemia 27 August 2019
- Know Your Bass Player! 19 August 2019
- Test driving my new Model "Z" 10 May 2019
- Channeling Jimi on Greenwich Street 7 May 2019
- My new Hartke Kickback 12 5 May 2019
- Muddy came to me in a dream 29 April 2019
A pianist plays "Travel On"23 September 2020
My friend NYC pianist singer-songwriter Sylvie Yannello contacted me regarding a song I'd shared with her, "Travel On"— a melancholy minor key composition I'd written about the sudden death of my cousin's son.
Sylvie recorded the song with a New Orleans Allen Toussaint feel; somehow it was both melancholy and uplifting and I loved it. I will soon be recording the vocal track which I very rarely do. I prefer to have others sing my songs.
I am honored that Sylvie has made "Travel On" available for all who want to play it. She has scored her version and offers the sheet music on sylvieYannello.com.
Rhyming praise from Tom Semioli24 January 2020
Thanks, Tom, for this beat-poem-styled shout out.
Nattily attired, urban squire, not perspired, far from retired, sans the muck and mire, preachin' to the choir, puttin' out the fire, will not raise your ire, his need ain't dire… workin' the blooze boogie pocket croonin' and groovin'… dig Mike:
"It All Went Down The Drain"
An old "Buddy"19 November 2019
Ran into my old Buddy['s] Tracey Cole in front of The Garden in the middle of my latest photo shoot with Ned Matura.
Manu Lanvin…20 October 2019
Super hang with "mon frere" euro Blues Rock royalty Manu Lanvin. What are these boys cooking up? Stay tuned!!!
Birthday at Cafe Bohemia27 August 2019
Another great birthday with Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam! Thanks Dan for the videos, and Ed for this pic of Christine singing bluesy birthday wishes.
Know Your Bass Player!19 August 2019
I'm honored to have been added alongside all the amazing bass players on Tom Semioli's Know Your Bass Player website. KYBP is a highly respected and widely read blog about bass players around the world. Tom's insights and bio descriptions of the players are incredibly interesting; prepare yourself for hours of fun reads! Check it out!
Test driving my new Model "Z" semi-hollow body electric guitar10 May 2019
Super tone by way of the ceramic pick-ups (usually not my preference). This guitar also has a high degree of stage mobility!
Channeling Jimi on Greenwich Street7 May 2019
My new Hartke Kickback 125 May 2019
Super portable 25 lbs and a monster at 500 watts. I was gonna spend more for the 15 but Larry said, "No man this is you— suits your playing style." Thanks, Boss of the Bass Amp.
Muddy came to me in a dream29 April 2019
Muddy came to me in a dream— "Stay with it Mike, you almost got it."