Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Record on the Way!

Hi Everybody!

I've spent the last year making a brand new record with my producer Casey Smith, at KnottBrite Studios in Minneapolis, Mn. The new album is called BLIND FAITH. I couldn't be more happy with it, as we come to the final stages of getting it ready. I'm really pleased with everything and am super excited for it's forthcoming release!

So, here's a preview of one of the songs from the new record. It's called Stones Throw Away. Plus, the good people at Rift Magazine recently featured this song on Valentines Day! Check their feature out here! I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, January 9, 2017


Hi Everybody! We've got our Birthday Show coming up at The Contented Cow in Northfield, Mn, on Friday, Jan. 27th. We'll be celebrating many of the band's members birthdays happening round this time, including Curt Hutchens, Pat Wheeler, and myself.

And it's a FULL BAND SHOW! We are so excited to welcome Bryan Mulrooney into the band as our drummer. We've played with Bryan before, and he's definitely gonna add a new dimension to our band!

We're playing two sets from 9pm to 11pm! The New Insect Overlords start the night off at 7:30pm!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tis' the Season!

Hello Everybody!

We've had some fun times over the past few weeks, making music and meeting lots of new friends. Our sincere thanks to Wilkinson James for sharing an eventful and great night with us at The Contented Cow back in October. And what a blast we had playing with Art Vandalay, Curt Hutchens, and Joe Fahey & The Bottom 40 at the Acadia two weeks ago. Our thanks to Ted Lowell at the Acadia for a super night!

So, I just wanted to check-in and let you know about a couple of intimate, acoustic shows we have coming up. On Friday, Dec. 23rd, we're honored to be asked by Aaron Tinjum to be part of the Winter in the Heartland show at the Acadia Pub. We'll be rolling out a trio version of the Nasty Notes, featuring myself, Pat Wheeler and Dan Carlson. We're gonna strip it down and let it fly! Plus, we'll be playing new songs from our upcoming record, Blind Faith! Check out the full Heartland line-up here.

It's been a few years, but we're excited to be back at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior, Mn, on Thursday, January 5th. We'd love to see all of our West-side friends! This place is so fun to play, plus great food and atmosphere!

Hoping to see you soon! Here's to a wonderful holiday season, and a great 2017!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Song Preview!

Hi Friends! Here's a new song from my upcoming record, which is going to called BLIND FAITH! Hope you like it!

Hottest Day of Summer!

Thanks to everyone for your support of our show at MARKETFEST last week! It was a hot one, but it was a great time! Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Naked Songwriter

I was pretty honored to be asked to be part of the Naked Songwriter series, created by the Diverse Emerging Music Organization. A few months ago, Curt Hutchens and I performed a few songs for the series, at Orfield Laboratories in Minneapolis (the same studio where Bob Dylan recorded "Blood On The Tracks")!

The video just got released. If you have a chance, check it out. I hope you enjoy it!

Peace, Michael.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Merry Go Round

Hi, all!

As you might know, I've got a brand new record coming out later this year, called Blind Faith. I'm really proud of it, and excited for you to hear it! To give you a little taste, here's a song called Merry Go Round, which features Casey Smith on guitar, bass and keys; Pat Wheeler on rhythm guitar, and John Fitzgerald on drums.

We made a little video slide show featuring a bunch of photos I took recently out west. Enjoy the song and the photos!