Monthly Archives: April 2014

CLASSIC CONCERT: Mott the Hoople and The New York Dolls @ Felt Forum / New York, NY / August 3, 1973

In 1973, you had only one option if you wanted to listen to pre-recorded music in your car—an 8-Track tape player. The fidelity was lacking to say the least, never mind the problems caused by the need for the music to be divided into four separate stereo bands of equal length. Timing issues sometimes split […]

Television @ Exit/In / Nashville, TN / March 31, 2014

This past November, I travelled to Athens, GA to see Television, a band I once thought I would never get to see live. Well, lightning struck twice. I got to see them play again here in Music City after their appearance at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville. Just three days prior to the Nashville […]

R.I.P.: Jesse Winchester

It is being reported on Facebook by his friend Janis Ian that the great singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester has died. Here is a photo of him that I shot at Nashville’s Belcourt Theater on April 3, 2003.   At the brand new Tennessee Waltz You were literally waltzing on air At the brand new, oh, Tennessee […]

Music City Mike—Live at Jake’s Barber Shop: The Great Lost Album

  Not many people know that the real reason I moved to Nashville in 1998 was to pursue a recording career. Singing and guitar playing have always been my greatest talents. Just ask my wife how great I sound in the shower. So back in 2004, I arranged to record a set of my favorite […]