I have always loved music, and grew up with all the “Classic Rock n Roll” bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. I found myself listening to songs and hearing a different song than what was playing, and began to write down the ideas that were floating through my head. I realized I was “writing songs” with lyrics born of my own spirit, emotions, experiences, and beliefs, set to musical concepts influenced by all I had listened to over the years. It is these stories based on experiences in my life that I want to share. Storytelling through music is my passion.
I’ve composed over 80 original songs, recorded a self-produced CD called “TruthRock”, two singles “United Through It All” and “We Can Do It America” and recently spent the summer with a Producer and host of session musicians recording original Americana music, “Cardboard Castle”. Cardboard Castle is a dream-come-true for me, and the beginning of a new adventure involving all the music that has enriched me all of my life. It is my hope to share this with you.
Should’a Would’a Could’a
Release: November 2018
Mike continues his musical journey as a masterful Americana singer, songwriter and most importantly storyteller.
Why, Why, Why
Release: September 2017
Mike continues his musical journey as a masterful Americana singer, songwriter and most importantly storyteller. Why, Why, Why picks up where Cardboard Castle left off. The songs are stories — love stories, war stories, patriotic ballads, silly random songs.
Release: September 2016
Cardboard Castle is the product of a lot of factors working in my life these days. I discovered a music genre called “Americana”. The Americana Music Association defines this as “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. That helped give definition to what I was creating, and I went with that. Telling stories in pure musical artforms.