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Gigs and Fests in August & Sept '09

Plenty of gigs & festivals below - all around NoCal in the coming weeks, and also a trip to Texas on Labor Day Weekend for the Kerrville Folk Festival! This coming Friday Aug 14th is a Santa Clara concert at…

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"Scarecrow" win's Song Of The Year"

Good news, my new song "Scarecrow" won "Song Of The Year" last night for the East Bay chapter of the West Coast Songwriters Association. The WCS competition is a bit different than it used to be. In the Olden days…

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Homes and Gigs. And Mike is actually writing this!

Hi everybody June was a month of couches, floors, and singing by rivers, and July has been much the same. I've let some of my payroll people go, but I do hope to have Allison and/or others back in…

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Kidney Stones Hurt!

Hey, did I mention I passed a Kidney Stone in June? Sure did, at the very end of a family gathering in the Delta. That's the bad news. The good news is I peed it out and it cannot hurt…

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TV Time in Texas!

Michael is visiting Texas to meet with the stars and the producers of the TV show "Texas Country Roads." The show is going national, changing it's name to "On the Road with Bob Phillips" and Mike will be featured in…

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Michael proves tough to beat

Michael has entered and won several West Coast Singer Songwriter competitions around the Bay Area. He has qualified to enter the Annual Songwriter Showcase at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage where he will compete for the title of "best song of…

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Get the hell out of Niles!

People in Niles seem to roll up the sidewalks after 10 PM (no offence, he loves the sleeply little town) so Mike's been hitting the night music scene in other parts of the bay area. Mission Coffee House in Santa…

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A few Obama Mudpuddle Jam Pictures Posted

The Obama Mudpuddle Shop Jam was a Blast! Go see the pictures at the bottom of my picture page here if you want. Thanks so much for everyone who showed up. Nothing more empowering than watching this election from the…