Unlike previous “projects,” the goal was to put together a band that would be in it for the long haul.
It was really guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski and Mike together searching the nooks and crannies of this land for players to complete this outfit. Scott can rip guitar to no end, and he belts out with the kind of voice that at once sounds like your best friend and like the deep backwoods soul and grit of a true American hobo hero, too cool to talk in normal small-talk.
Mike’s band also includes percussion/n’goni/programmer Craig Myers, as well as organ & synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.
Mike jumps up and down a lot with this band. Maybe too much, but: a lot. There is a lot of smiling. And frowning, but more the latter.
Photo by James Joiner