Crowdfunding: Final Thoughts

Crowdfunding: Final Thoughts

    Final tally. Guys, this was amazing. I did not know what would happen, or whether you’d even be into the crowdfunding thing, and it exceeded every expectation. There are a couple of house concerts we still need to schedule, and I’m always open to book more, especially now that I know you want them. Hit me up. If you missed the crowdfunding deadline, I’ve decided to keep making and selling some of the hotter items: BUY MERCHANDISE (Lyric prints, signed lithographs, T-shirts, subscription to Tallboy magazine, etc.) BUY MUSIC  (The largest selection of my work on ANY platform, includes deluxe editions, unreleased live tracks, podcasts, singles, and more) or STREAM ON SPOTIFY (check out playlists, too) STREAM ON APPLE MUSIC (if you can figure it out, that is…) I’ve loved hanging with you, getting you the new stuff and preparing the next stuff from a much stronger place. So. Happy tears, for real. This has been gratifying, validating, and inspiring. Thank you for that. Here’s to a great 2018....
Last Chance to Join the Mike Errico Crowdfunding Campaign

Last Chance to Join the Mike Errico Crowdfunding Campaign

Folks: The CDs, T-Shirts, and lithographs are out. Tallboy magazine is on Issue #2. Many of the house concerts have been played, and the Omens are in the mail. This has been the most gratifying year of my career. Your support of Minor Fits has been overwhelming, and I’ll never forget it. But bars must eventually announce last call, vampires must return to their crypts, and campaigns must come to an end, so: THE MIKE ERRICO CROWDFUNDING PAGE WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 1 This means that it’s time to take your last looks. No matter what you buy, I hope you’ll pick up your free downloads of the new album; the new recording of “Daylight”; the full-blown cover of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”; the deluxe edition of Pictures of the Big Vacation; and the Minor Fits demos. It’s been gratifying to be able to give all this stuff to you. Especially since you helped me make it. So. That’s it! Take a look around. One more T-shirt? Lyric prints look cooler than you thought? Now’s the time. Thanks again. Let’s have a great 2018. Cheers,...
#holidayomens

#holidayomens

Hey: If you found this page, good on you. Chances are you’re here because you are going/went to the 2017 Mike Errico Holiday Show and might have some footage of the day/evening to share. Nice work! I had an idea… I’d like to see if we can compile ALL of our footage, and create something cool out of it. So, here’s what to do: – Have fun at the show – Take whatever photos, video, etc. Pre-game. Post-game — you call it. – Take the footage and GO HERE. (It’s a simple Dropbox folder, FYI.) – Upload what you got (I also left a couple gifts for you to take…examples of the kind of thing we can end up with – shh) – Let’s see what happens! CREDIT: You can title the content you upload in the filename so I’ll know who to thank at the end of whatever gets made. You’ll be able to see what happens at #holidayomens Could this go wrong? Everything, potentially, can go wrong. Can it go right? Not to sound like a yogi or anything, but it can’t go right unless it actually GOES. Real talk, people. SO, AGAIN: THAT URL IS HERE. Take shots. Upload. Let’s see what happens! Thanks for playing...
Exclusive Premiere: Mike Errico, “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC cover)

Exclusive Premiere: Mike Errico, “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC cover)

Ultimate Classic Rock (how cool a name is that?) has an exclusive premiere of my cover of “You Shook Me All Night Long,” which will be available everywhere on August 22nd. (Psst: It’s available on the CD version of Minor Fits and also as a download on the PledgeMusic campaign.) If you know me, you know I’ve played this for years, but it’s never gotten a real strong recorded version until now. Although he doesn’t usually work in the same hard-rock vein mined by AC/DC, Errico tells Ultimate Classic Rock that his long-standing love for the song is real — and his clever approach to playing it has its roots in his years as a young musician making ends meet by performing covers at a dive bar on Bleecker Street in New York City. “I didn’t want to be a human jukebox,” explains Errico. “To me, if you want to hear a song done ‘right,’ go to the original and listen to it. But I was so confused about how to start out in music that I decided maybe I could tolerate doing covers if I twisted up a bunch of songs I liked and injected my own personality into the gig.” The result, he says now, was “maybe the worst, most confusing, set in the world” — one that spanned reinvented versions of everything from Stevie Wonder‘s “Sir Duke” to musical numbers, Sinatra songs, and Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train.” “Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing,” he admits. “I just knew I wanted to play.” Read More: Hear AC/DC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ Covered as a Waltz...
Exclusive Download: “Trusted,” Mike Errico

Exclusive Download: “Trusted,” Mike Errico

There are ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT in the Mike Errico PledgeMusic campaign, and If you’ve joined, you get everything first. If not, HERE’S YOUR SHOT. “Trusted,” Heavy Americana from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits LISTEN HERE WHEN YOU JOIN THE CAMPAIGN – AND THANK YOU! “Trusted” started as a friendly challenge from the Acoustic Guitar Project, an online platform in which a single guitar travels from musician to musician, and each person gets a week to write and record an original song only using a tiny handheld recorder they provide. “It was fun to do, but the original had a folky, ‘train’ beat. [Producer] Jamie Siegel heard it and suggested pushing the rock foundation he heard in it. I went back to the drawing board several times, following his recommendations, and after a couple of revisions, we landed in that big, “Heavy Americana” zone that I wanted for Minor Fits. Lyrically, the song is an exploration of trust, as well as why we have so much difficulty with it. “What we think of ourselves is what we project outwardly, and if that lens is smeared, that’s when we get into trouble. But there’s a great unburdening in seeing things for what they are, and that’s what I was hoping to do—you know, without screaming and breaking things, which is usually my first reaction,” he says, laughing. “I’ve left a trail of songs that’ll back me up on that.” Over eight albums, Errico has remained inspired by the challenge of making art while making a living. “Over the years, I learned to be versatile, and to gain as many...
Listen: “Here’s to the End of the World,” by Mike Errico

Listen: “Here’s to the End of the World,” by Mike Errico

“Here’s to the End of the World” A pop-rock drinking song for the apocalypse from Mike Errico’s forthcoming album, Minor Fits Best option: Hear it/download it (and everything else!) when you pre-order at Pledge Music Second best option: Download it at Bandcamp Third best option (provided you also click FOLLOW on my profile): stream it at Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud Popdose Premiere/Interview: “Here’s to the End of the World” Popdose Premiere: Mike Errico, “Here’s to the End of the World” “It captures all that I appreciate in Errico’s music. The entrancing and oft solemn quality of his earlier work mixed with the electric guitar fueled passion of his later output…coupled with clever wordplay that can be both incisive and biting.” – Twangville “His lyrics are dripping with truth and passion. The song goes down smooth. If you’re a fan of that electric guitar Americana style, you’ll like this one.” – Ear to the Ground “A supremely gifted performing songwriter” – Performing Songwriter “’Here’s to the End of the World’ is a barroom-style pop-rock drinking song toasting the apocalypse,” explains Errico. “I thought we might need one. It owes debts to The Pogues, Beatles, and my own ample time spent drinking and singing at bars.” Although the song may feel like a response to the present political climate, it was written well over a decade ago. “I never released it, but it stayed with me for years, as if it were waiting for the properly apocalyptic moment. I thought it might be weird to go back to retrieve a song, but I was inspired by Radiohead, who put out the...
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