Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Record!

Hey Good Friends!

I'm so excited to let you know that I've been working with producer Casey Smith and KnottBrite Studio on our upcoming third record! We're cutting this new record over the next few months, and I can't wait for you to hear it! The recording is going to feature Casey Smith, Ryan Inselman, and my bandmates, Curt Hutchens, Pat Wheeler, Dan Carlsen and John Fitzgerald.

I've been so fortunate to get to know so many of you over the last couple of years, and I just wanted to say thank you for supporting me and grass root indie artists! Keep rockin'!

Michael Ray

Casey Smith in the studio!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Songwriter's Showcase & Scoops for Troops!

Here's a quick pic from the Silver Stars Songwriters Showcase that was held at Neisen's Bar & Grill in Savage, MN on April 23rd! It was a preview show for the upcoming Scoops for Troops Ice Cream Social and Tribute to the Troops, which happens on Sunday, May 3rd, at the Blackhawk Middle School in Eagan, Mn.

(Photo by Tim Houlihan: Curt Hutchens, Michael Ray Pfeifer, Dan Carlsen, Pat Wheeler, and D. Ion on drums).

It's gonna be a great afternoon of music from 1-5pm, featuring Geoff Elvee, Tim Houlihan, Carey Keavy, Buzzrique, Jimmy C, Bill Woodson & Sunny VanBrocklin, Rhinestone Diplomats, The Cellar Kings and Infinities! We'll be playing close to 3pm. So come on out and support this great cause!

I'm also very proud to have my song "Daddy's Coming Home" featured on the Silver Stars "Songs of the 21st Century Veteran's Experience Vol. 4 CD, which will be available on May 3rd! You can listen to it here!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Springtime with The Nasty Notes!

Friends,

Well, Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner! And we're excited about it all!

I've been super busy over the last few months working with my good friend Casey Smith, from KnottBrite Studios in Minneapolis, on demos for a new record we hope to have out sometime this year! Let me tell you, folks, it's gonna be smokin'! More news on that soon!

And we couldn't be more excited, with a full line-up of gigs over the next few months. Some new dates have come on board that we're excited about, including the Scoops for Troops event on May 3rd in Eagan, MN. And the big news is we'll be playing a tight set at the wonderful MARKETFEST in White Bear Lake, on July 23rd!

Check out all of the dates below, and we would love to see you at a show!

Peace! --Michael Ray

Upcoming dates:

--Friday, April 17th, 2015, The Tavern, Northfield, MN. 8pm. (Michael will be on the air at KYMN 1080 AM Radio with Jessica Johnson Paxton and her program All Wheel Drive, at 5:30pm).

--Thursday, April 23rd, Neisens Bar & Grill, Savage, MN. 8pm. We're performing for the Scoops for Troops 'preview' show, along with Tim Houlihan, Geoff Elvee, Buzzirque, Stoned Acoustic!

--Sunday, May 3rd, Scoop For Troops - Ice Cream Social & Tribute to the Troops! Eagan, MN. 1-5pm.

--Friday, May, 29th, Wild Tymes and The Palace Stage, St. Paul, MN 8pm.

--Friday, July, 10th, The Contented Cow (patio), Northfield, MN. 8pm.

--Thursday, July 23rd, MARKETFEST, in White Bear Lake, MN. 7pm.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hello Hello!

Hi y'all! We've been having a great time playing this year! Recently we shared the stage with the great Vernon Dixon band at Palmer's Bar (2/20/15). Man, that was a blast! See photos from that show taken by the wonderful Cori Miller, in our Photo Gallery!

This past Saturday we played at The Contented Cow in Northfield, Mn. Another stellar night, cut loose, wild and free! We can't wait to get back there again!

We're going to be at The Tavern (Northfield) on Friday, April 17th, and then we're playing the Scoops for Troops Ice Cream Social & Tribute to the Troops, on Sunday, May 3rd in Eagan, MN. This is a great event and we're glad to be part of it! Click here for more info on Scoops for Troops.

We'd love to see you at an upcoming show!

Take care, and talk with you soon!

Michael Ray

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thanks for a GREAT YEAR!!

It's been an incredible year for myself and The Nasty Notes. We can't thank you enough for your support. It means the world to us!

We are looking forward to more cool things in the new year, including more shows, new songs, and with a little luck, a brand new record! So please stay in touch, and stay tuned for a fun 2015!

Our friend Cori Miller from Cori Miller Photography took some beautiful photos at some of our recent shows.

Click here or look in our Photo Gallery, for more photo highlights from our Aster Cafe and Amsterdam Bar & Hall shows!

Peace,

Michael Ray

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Update!

Dear Friends,

Just a quick note. We've got a very special night of music coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 17th, at The Aster Cafe. We'll be celebrating the holidays at one our favorite places to play! It's gonna be a super fun night of music, because we'll be sharing the stage with our special guest Bobbi Miller! Bobbi has meant the world to me and our band, and we hope you can share the night with us, as we send her off to the warmth of Arizona.

We'll be playing two sets, starting at 9pm! More info here. Reservations are encouraged, to make sure you get a good seat! Call the Aster at 612-379-3138.

Here's our Facebook invite page.

We hope you can make it out, to help us make it a night to remember!

We're also super excited to be playing on Saturday, Dec. 27th at The Nicollet, in Minneapolis. M It's an early show! And we're sharing the stage with Dan Israel! Dan is a big inspiration to me! Click here for more info on this event. We play at 8pm. Dan plays at 9pm. And check out Dan's website here!

Happy Holidays! We hope to see you soon!

--Michael

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Great Night!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Wild Tymes last Friday, to see The Nasty Notes play. We had a great time! And we hope to see you again soon!

Photo by Paul Tinjum!