Misisipi Mike & friends spin out a trove of classic songs by giants including Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and many many more. Kyle Patrick O’Brien on fiddle and vocals, Mike Anderson on bass, Ken Owen on drums.
Mike Wolf, once a punk rocker out of Pass Christian, Mississippi, figured some years ago that the most radical thing he could do would be to turn country singer. He hosts the show on the last Sunday of the month in our “Canyon Moonlight” series. Â The rest of the month he’s one of the busiest gigging musicians in town, a crack songwriter and a terrific graphic artist (witness the 14 show posters he did for our surf-a-billy swingtime concert series and the hundreds of others he’s done for friends and colleagues).
With luck, tonight we’ll get Mike to sing a few of his hits… like “Daddy Drank His Vodka (Like His Hero George Jones)” — one of his earliest tunes, featured along with two other Mike originals in the Canadian tv drama “Heartland” on the box right now.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site