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Tangled Up With You

by mike ~ February 19, 2018

Check out the latest tune I did with Jeanné Giddens – “Tangled Up With You”. She’s on vocals and the rest is me, including all instruments, recording, mixing, and producing.  It’s a little bit blues, pop rock, and country.


Airplay – RugeRRadiO on WGFR!

by mike ~ February 6, 2014

Good news! My song “Blue Skies Black” has been picked up by RugeR RadiO! The show airs on SUNY Adirondack’s WGFR 92.7FM plus they are streaming 24/7 at for your listening convenience, so tune in to hear some great original music, including other local greats like Joe Nacco and Frank Palangi.  Thanks to RugeRRadiO for the support!

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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 (!

“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.

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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!

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Hear Mike on WCPR Radio!

by mike ~ November 13, 2012

Good news!  My music has been added to rotation on WCPR Radio (  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!

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.”

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