At the barn with Kate
I’ve been booked for my first house concert. As the name suggests, this is a concert in somebody’s house, a very intimate and congenial setting. It’s on May 17th at a house in Clearwater, Florida. I’m hoping for an audience of 20-30 people and will be playing a 1 hour set with Amanda Gerttula on fiddle. My friend and amazing singer/songwriter Mark Doran will start the evening off with his own set.
Let me know if you want more details of this special event.
I’ve been busy in the studio since arriving in Florida at the end of March. I’ve posted 3 new songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/miggimiddleton
Stick Around With Me was recorded at Colin Ward’s studio with Doug Willcox on piano and organ and Colin on lead and bass. Big thanks guys.
Maybe and I Ain’t Lyin’ were recorded at the Hideaway Cafe & Studio with John Kelly doing his usual excellent job of engineering as well as playing lead, bass and percussion. TJ Weger played pedal steel on I Ain’t Lyin’ and Stringmaster on Maybe with Amanda Gerttula on fiddle on both songs. I really am truly blessed to have such wonderful musicians around me willing to play on my songs!
These songs are all completely different in style and definitely worth a listen!
I have 3 new songs now recorded and available for listening to on http://www.reverbnation.com/miggimiddleton
Dangerous Manoevre – a “spooky” kind of song written around Halloween. Great fiddle playing on this by Amanda Gerttula – Link: http://www.reverbnation.com/miggimiddleton/song/19718131-dangerous-manoevre
The All Of You – A great sounding rockabilly song. Lyrics by J Kolb who wrote the lyrics for Even When I Can’t. Link: http://www.reverbnation.com/miggimiddleton/song/19718142-the-all-of-you
I’m On My Own Again – a bluesy feel to this one. Link: http://www.reverbnation.com/miggimiddleton/song/19757953-on-my-own-again
Posted vids from my CD release party. You can now watch all 10 songs being performed at the Hideaway, plus the bonus track – Dangerous Manoevre!
I’m going back to the Hideaway on Thursday to record a new song ‘Dangerous Manoevre In The Dark’. Really excited about this one. Played it at my CD release party as the ‘ bonus track’! Had only just written it then and had limited rehearsal time but it went well.
Preparing for a set at the Dunedin Brewery on Wednesday with Christi Clore, a local keyboard player.
Played a 45 min set at a street party in St. Pete on Saturday. Went down well. Lots of audience feedback!
I’m playing in a music competition at the Dunedin Brewery on 23rd October at about 8.45pm. The winners each week go into a “sing-off” final in November and the winner overall gets some studio time and a paid gig at the Brewery. I’ll give it my best so be there to support me if you can.
I will be playing live on Russell Ward’s Country Music show on ExpressFM radio www.expressFM.com on Sunday 22nd September from 12 noon (that’s 7am onwards for my friends in Florida, an early morning I know so I hope you’re not put off your breakfast!). Listen in as I will be playing some songs from my new CD entitled Freshly Cut Sandwiches.