Just wrapped up a Video Jam with Bluesman Mike Dugan & members of The Blues Mission & Craig Thatcher Band at Restless Soul Records What a Blast!!
Check out the videos posted on the site here soon - thanks!
Looking forward to working with South Jersey's favorite guitar player & super nice guy - Nashville man Danny Eyer - on some videos performing Originals from the Restless Soul Catalog & coming up next a great friend from the distant past Marlene Howell will join me on a few songs performed Duet - Looking forward to it! Stay Tuned!!
Writing some new material for a stripped down Acoustic Album - stay tuned for details in the New Year!
"Tomorrow's Yesterday" Radio Airplay Takes Off! - thanks Brian Klausing & Acoustic Rainbow...
Question: What does Judy Collins (As in Suite: Judy Blue Eyes), Stephen Stills & Mike have in common?? Besides living on the same planet?
Answer: They have all been released on the same Volume 38 Acoustic Rainbow Radio Promo CD (Poetman Records) with a total of 18 fantastic artists from around the country!
Judy is promoting her latest release "Paradise" by putting out a duet with none other then old flame Stephen Stills & Mikes song "Twenty too Late", a tribute to Stills & the Folk-Rock migration from Greenwich Village NY to the Sunset Strip LA circa '65 - has been selected as one of the accompanying songs on the promo to over 1300 radio stations around the world.
Also included on this release is Vince Gill doing a beautiful duet featuring an artist named Trisha Gagnon-Judy And Stephen perform a classic song "Last thing on My Mind" written by the late great Tom Paxton -Poetman records Producer Bryan Klausing has been very supportive of Mike's music for many years dating back to 2001 when he selected Mike's song "Edge of Dawn" for inclusion on Vol. 10 which wound up securing Mike a contract with the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corp) for the same song. Mike's title track "Out of the Darkness" also was included on Volume 36 with Don McLean (American Pie).
The latest Acoustic Rainbow Radio Airplay Report shows feedback from DJ's around the US & several foreign countries spinning "Out of the Darkness" on their shows, also confirmed by the lastest ASCAP survey. Previous Acoustic Rainbow releases have featured new tracks from Roger McGuinn, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Cowan, Ani DiFranko and more! What is truly amazing is how incredibly good the other unknown or less known artists are on the Rainbow. It is an honor to be included in such company.
RestlessSoul Records just had the pleasure of recording two songs for Bob Campanell (Founder of The Shakes) submitted to NFL Films for the show "Hard Knocks" featuring the NY Jets. Jessy C and me sang harmonies on The Challenger!
Quotes from A&R Industry Leader Taxi who are forwarding Mikes music to Film & TV producers:
"Mike – I'm forwarding this material along, this stuff is great and as good as any new Americana artist I've heard in a long ass time"
— Taxi Screener ID #256
"The vocals & melodies have a nice country, folk-rock style comparable to The Byrds, Eagles etc. Love the arrangement, guitar chops and great lyrics!"
— Taxi Screener ID #245
Cool News! The CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corp.) has offered a contract for Licensing a 20 second clip of Mikes song Edge of Dawn for a documentary they are doing on Revision Quest CBC Radio One.
Pleasure working with Shorefire Studios in Longbranch NJ—great studio used by Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi- with Engineers Joe DeMaio and Dennis Drake. Dennis has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry while at Polygram records including Eric Clapton and James Brown & is credited for Mastering the only Blind Faith Album - great to have him on board!
Very pleased to announce that Foley Entertainment has selected 4 songs from "Out of the Darkness" they wish to shop to the Music Industry for me. Dr. Eugene Foley is highly respected in the Music Business, as well as being very well connected having worked with some of the industries biggest acts so I'm thrilled to have him in my corner! The songs selected were Love the Good..., Marie Jean, Stuck Out in the Rains & Sunset River. Thanks Eugene!
Special Thanks to Mike Volpe, Pepper Paul & Norm Donahue at WVLT Cruisin' 92.1 FM for spinning tracks off "Another World" & the great feedback!!
"Blues Matters" publication from the UK distributes Mikes Review to over 30,000 subscribers Internationally thanks to Muzikman Hannaleck! Check out Vol 21 Sept. 2004 Issue-- Mikes Review right next to Gary Moore!!
"Soul Survivor", Track #4 on "Another World", just placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Great American Songwriting Contest!
Mike Marino & his RestlessSoul is selected by WXPN 88.5 FM Philadelphia as the Philly Local Pick! "In Between" is being played on the Middays with Helen Leicht Show.
Poetman Records selects Last of the Heartland Track "Edge of Dawn" for release on the Acoustic Rainbow to be sent to over 1200 Radio Stations worldwide!