Misisipi Mike all by his lonesome
which way west? Sunday concert series
Sunday, June 5th, 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets)
Mike Wolf moved out west from Pass Christian, Mississippi, a punk rock kid filled with frustration, lived the life, hit the bottom, and climbed back up again, with a lot of help from his friends… and he’s been writin’ terrific country tunes, and quite a bit more, all along the way. He’s the go-to guitarist for about a zillion bands, and the leader of many of ’em… but here’s a chance for him to sit on the stage by himself with his guitar and a microphone, and maybe a few friends in the audience down front singing back-up, dusting off a couple dozen tunes from his deep catalog…
As Mike would have it, he’ll be “singing original songs of whimsy and weary, for waltzing and whistling, from his many groups (Misisipi Rider, the Mission Three, the Midnight Gamblers, The Bootcuts, and Grand Lodge) and some other songs never played outside of a small circle of friends. You might laugh, he might cry, a toddler might run on stage and a dog might howl. And that is a lot of goodness for a summer afternoon.”
Check out his music at his website. The HBO series “Big Love” used his track “The Voice of Johnny Cash” in the fifth episode of their just concluded final season, and “Calling the Shots” was just featured in the FX series “Justified”. The boy’s been places and goin’ places both…
By the bye, these “which way west?” shows boast no cover charge, but your donations at the shows form the base of what we pay the performers, and we do always pay the performers, as they richly deserve it! So do bring a few bucks and exercise your generous nature! Better for your health than a dozen sitting up exercises! Oh, and don’t forget to breathe! Every breath is a penny in the bank of health, as we’re reminded by portly Robert Morley in “Beat the Devil”…
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.
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