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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Hey Everybody! We've got a big gig coming up on Thursday, July 21st! We'll be playing at MARKETFEST in White Bear Lake, MN, from 6 to 9 pm. Free, family fun! We'll be playing some new tracks from our upcoming record "Blind Faith."

Check out the info here!

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Latest!

Hi Friends!

Just a quick note to check-in and let you know we've been busy working with Casey Smith at KnottBrite Studios in Minneapolis, recording new songs for a variety of upcoming projects and albums. I've got a whole bunch of news songs that I'm really proud of and can't wait for you to hear!

I, along with Curt Hutchens, had the great opportunity to partake in the Naked Songwriter series, presented DEMOMN.org (Diverse Emerging Music Organization), at Orfield Labs (former home of Sound 80 Studio). This is the same studio where Bob Dylan recorded Blood on the Tracks. Look for a video of our performance this Spring!

We're also planning some fun shows this summer, as well as being super excited to be returning to Marketfest in White Bear Lake, MN. We'll be playing there from 6pm to 9pm, on Thursday, July 21st!

Below are some photos from some of these sessions.

Take care, and hope to see you soon!


Curt and Michael

Michael, Ryan Inselman, and Casey Smith

Dan Carlsen

Pat Wheeler

Curt Hutchens

Friday, April 1, 2016

"Dirty Dog" - Live in Studio!

Hi Everybody!

My bandmates and I went into the studio a couple of months ago, with the help of Casey Smith and KnottBrite Studio, and did a live take of my song Dirty Dog. Kudos to Curt Hutchens, Pat Wheeler, Dan Carlsen, and John Fitzgerald, for kickin' out the jams!

Check out this rockin' video, with some cute pics of my dog!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Michael Ray Pfeifer and The Nasty Notes will be playing at the Diverse Emerging Music Organization's intimate performance room, on Friday, January 29th from 7pm to 10pm. BIRTHDAY SHOW! Michael and Curt Hutchens and Pat Wheeler all have birthdays close to this date, so help us celebrate! Michael & the band will be playing favorites from "The Higher You Climb," plus new songs from the forthcoming record, "Juggernaut."

Starting our evening will be the talented Wendy Smith! Wendy is a wonderful vocalist, musician and songwriter. She draws on a history of roots, blues, country, rock and R&B. Wendy also leads her band, Wendy Smith and The Zillionaires.

$10 suggested donation, (or pay what you like). Space is limited. We'll have soda, water, snacks and cake! And please, you're more than welcome to BYOB! Join us for songs, stories, and shenanigans!

DEMO Center for Music
3530 E. 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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