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New song: Florida
by mike ~ July 31, 2013
This song explores frustration with a lack of meaningful progress despite one’s best efforts. But it manages an almost-optimistic feel to it somehow through all of that. It’s also the ninth track on my new solo album, Blue Skies Black.
Why is it called “Florida”? The music for it was written at my great aunt and uncle’s house in Florida, many years ago.
Drums on this song performed by Melanie Krahmer from Sirsy; all other parts performed and written by me.
New song: Everything’s Fine
by mike ~ May 1, 2013
“Everything’s Fine” is a simple song trying to remind myself that today is just as important as the future. It’s the sixth track on my new solo album, Blue Skies Black. I had some fun with the slide guitars on this one.
Drums on this song performed by the one and only John Brodeur; all other parts performed and written by yours truly.
If you like the tune, please consider buying the song/album and please tell your friends about it!
Now available: “Solo Acoustic on CRUMBS Cafe”
by mike ~ December 16, 2012
Need some new music? Check out these two solo acoustic tracks from my interview with CRUMBS Cafe (www.crumbs.net)!
“So Long” is a brand new song, never before released, while “Without You” is a stripped-down arrangement of the final track from Blue Skies Black.
Tell a friend?
New song: Sometimes
by mike ~ December 9, 2012
I posted another song up on SoundCloud – “Sometimes”. It’s the eighth track on my newest solo album, Blue Skies Black. It’s an introspective song. Drums on this one performed by the awesome Chris Fisher. If you like the tune, please consider buying the song/album and please tell your friends about it!
Blue Skies Black reviewed by Paragon Magazine
by mike ~ November 27, 2012
A great new review of Blue Skies Black is up on Paragon Music Magazine!
“Blue Skies Black is different from Mike’s previous solo offerings, as it’s the first to incorporate electric guitars as well as many other layers of instruments not previously heard on his acoustic solo albums. The album leads off the with the title track, which I also feel is the strongest track on here. “Status Quo” is the track that follows and every time I hear it I can’t help but think of Joe Elliot from Def Leppard’s vocal performance on “Two Steps Behind,” especially with the similar song endings and all. I also hear a little bit of Green Day on the extremely infectious song “Everything’s Fine.” Be careful with this track, it’ll be stuck in your head for days.”
Show at The Cheese Traveler Grand Opening!
by mike ~ November 14, 2012
Come on out this Sunday afternoon (11/18) and support the grand opening of The Cheese Traveler, a brand new local business, and hear some free live music including yours truly!
I hit the stage at 4pm doing a solo acoustic set of tunes from Blue Skies Black as well as some Velmas and older solo material. Cheese and music – you can’t go wrong!
FB Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/496074100424188/
Hear Mike on WCPR Radio!
by mike ~ November 13, 2012
Good news! My music has been added to rotation on WCPR Radio (http://wcpr881.yolasite.com). Thanks to them for their support of independent music!
Blue Skies Black Review from Middle Tennessee Music
by mike ~ October 4, 2012
I just read a great new review of Blue Skies Black, thanks to Jedi Bret at Middle Tennessee Music! I’m floored by the kind words, so huge thanks to Bret for taking the time to listen to my music and write this! http://www.midtnmusic.com/blue-skies-black-mike-grosshandler/
Here’s an excerpt to wet your whistle:
“Grosshandler’s musicianship is excellent, and with some of the arrangements, it would have to be. I can hear the influence of great bands and writers of several decades. Everything from Paul and George from The Beatles to some of the great harmonies of bands like Yes, grungy guitars and layers reminiscent of STP, and maybe a little Green Day. I’m thinking the track “Drops” is my favorite, I love the simplicity of the intro, and the clean feel of the strings.”
by mike ~ September 13, 2012
Just got word that a few new radio stations are spinning tracks off Blue Skies Black! Give them a listen and support those who support independent music! Thanks to Justin Sane at RSM Promotions for helping get my music to these folks!
Rok Out Radio
C.N.E.U. Rock Radio
Blue Skies Black review
by mike ~ September 7, 2012
Love it when someone really gets it. Check out a great “4 1/2″ star review of Blue Skies Black!
“Grosshandler’s song writing is masterful and introspective, letting the wall crash down and giving one a look inside the feelings and thoughts of an artist who is seeking out the answers to his own path.
Mike Grosshandler has hit a home run with this release and leaves you wanting to hear more. A concept that every artist should strive for and aim towards, he has completely nailed it.”