Mike Errico: 11/19 Highline Ballroom with Raul Midon

Mike Errico: 11/19 Highline Ballroom with Raul Midon

I’m honored to have written with, and to be playing with, Raul. Should be a lot of fun. Check out “Next Time,” cowritten by Mike Errico and Raul Midon, from Wander Away, at iTunes or Bandcamp. Highline Ballroom, with Raul Midon Saturday, November 19th Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St. New York City, NY 212.414.5994 Concert starts @ 8PM Doors open @ 6PM $25.00 Buy tickets online: CLICK HERE Mike Errico Holiday Show Announced Wednesday, December 21st, 7:30p Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street New York City, NY 212.477.4155 21 and over/$15.00 Buy tickets online: CLICK HERE Recent Headlines The Mike Errico Podcast, Ep 8: “Wander Away” Producer Ken Rich; “You Shook Me” Live (Free Download) “You Could Be Anywhere” featured on MTV’s “Teen Mom” (w/free song download) “Pop-Up Video” returns to VH1, with new theme by Mike Errico The New Yorker illustrates Mike in Goings On About Town section New live videos of songs and stories featuring Michael Emerson, Ari Hest, Tom Shillue, Marcus Milius and more As always, the official site updates regularly with any news/changes: http://www.errico.com. More Tune in for free music, last minute shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
The Mike Errico Podcast, Episode 8: Ken Rich/You Shook Me

The Mike Errico Podcast, Episode 8: Ken Rich/You Shook Me

“Wander Away” producer Ken Rich talks record making, Russian prostitutes, happy marriages, and bad props in one of my all-time favorite films, “Contact.” Also: A spontaneous “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Justin Trawick, Andy Zipf, Sierra Noble, Adam Levy, Matt Simons, Jesse Ruben, John Schmitt, and Christine Hoberg (City Winery, NYC, 10/17/11). Download it for free on iTunes or...
Gear Porn: The Best (and Worst) Guitar Pedals Ever

Gear Porn: The Best (and Worst) Guitar Pedals Ever

Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Matt Beck is the man I have to thank for some amazing moments on “Wander Away.” [Check out my conversation with him on Episode Three of The Mike Errico Podcast]. Beck’s signature guitar tones are culled from years of audio experimentation. “I have somewhere in the realm of 500 guitar pedals. I took over one of my wife’s bookcases with them,” he explains with an unapologetic smile. “Some are very esoteric.” But which pedals are must-haves? And which ones suck? Beck broke down his library of stomp boxes into easy-to-swallow categories: the ones you need, the ones to avoid, the ones that need a lo-o-o-ong break — and the ones to watch. PEDALS YOU NEED 1) Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer: #1, top of the line. I have a bunch, some of which are modified by Robert Keeley, who takes out the insides and replaces the capacitors and resistors and … I don’t really understand it, but it sounds fuller. I also use an original TS-808, which is the original Tube Screamer with the much heralded Germanium chip. The original 808 was green, and has the small square button in the middle, but the originals have a hyphen between the “TS” and the “808,” so that’s how you know what you’re looking at. Just a little tidbit. Even if you don’t use it a lot, this pedal is one that you can’t really live without. Classic Recorded Example: Stevie Ray Vaughan — who I think used the TS-9’s — something like “Couldn’t Stand the Weather.” They work great with single coils, and of course, Stevie Ray was a single...

Video: “Free” (Live)

Recorded at the Living Room, NYC 06/30/11 They sent me here to rest To get the weight off of my chest While they work 9 to 5 Cheat on husbands and wives And tell me I’m the one who’s depressed And I’m left to define what’s insane To the same folks who jailed Galileo And explained him away They, who are we, who are wondering which one of us is free I went places you just don’t go I saw things you can’t tell them you know And when they’re standing stark naked sometimes it’s just wiser To compliment the cut of their clothes And know they define what’s insane Based upon what makes them look good at the end of the day They, who are we, who are wondering which one of us is free But I’m the one chained to the bed That’s just proof I got into their heads And I witnessed their colorless landscapes Saw the lovers who were too bored to stay And walked the gray roads of their memories That just stop at the end of the page They’re a little too sad to hate They’re just children who ran Out of paint I’m up for review in a month And I’ll watch them drink water from crystalline glasses They’ll sit and stare like smoke damaged chairs Round a smoldering pile of ashes And I’ll try to define what’s insane To the same folks who’ve consistently killed those with something to say They, who are we, who are wondering which one of us is...

“Johnsburg, Illinois” (Tom Waits cover)

Shot on a rainy day over the Manhattan Bridge, NYC. iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wander-away/id430341408 Video shot by Mike Errico Produced by James Manzi Mike Errico: Guitar, vocals Jeff Hill: Bass “Johnsburg, Illinois” written by Tom Waits, used with permission. Originally appears on Tom Waits’ “Swordfishtrombones” (1983) Produced by Ken Rich and Mike Errico Recorded and Mixed by Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording, Brooklyn, NY Assistant Engineer Tomek Miernowski Mastered by Joe Lambert at JLM Sound, Brooklyn,...
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