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!


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.