New Track: “Someday (Live)” / New Book: “Music, Lyrics, And Life”

New Track: “Someday (Live)” / New Book: “Music, Lyrics, And Life”

NOW LIVE ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES Someday (Live) Recorded at the 2019 Mike Errico Holiday Show Rockwood Music Hall, NYC You good? I hope so. Here’s a very special live version of “Someday,” with Gabriella De La Cruz on background vocals and Matt Beck on electric guitar. This song seems to get more relevant every year, and I feel grateful to be able to play it for you. Can I ask a favor? Small favor, not “Could you drive me to the airport?”-level favor. Simply this: Tell a friend about the song. Sounds like not a big deal, but it’s the single greatest thing you can do to bring others on board. Speaking of:  READ AN EXCERPT FROM “MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE”   Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter Release Date: November 1, 2021 Publisher: Backbeat Books You’ve already pushed pre-sales to #1 on Amazon in both the Songwriting and Music Composition charts. THANK YOU. Another favor? I know, I know. But it’s the same favor: Tell a friend. They can read the excerpt, and pre-order there, or at the links below. (I buy from Books Are Magic, personally, but they all work.) PREORDER LINKS AMAZON | BOOKSHOP | BARNES & NOBLE | TARGET | BOOKS ARE MAGIC   ADVANCE PRAISE FOR “MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE”: “Others may have written Bibles on songwriting. This is the Talmud.” — Eric Bazilian, writer, “One of Us” (Joan Osborne); founding member of the Hooters; collaborator, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi, LeeAnn Rimes “Mike Errico changed my life. He has an unwavering belief in his students’ ability to succeed in whatever they set their minds to. This belief...
Preorders: New track: “Someday (Live)” / New book: “Music, Lyrics, and Life”

Preorders: New track: “Someday (Live)” / New book: “Music, Lyrics, and Life”

Someday (Live) Recorded at the 2019 Mike Errico Holiday Show Rockwood Music Hall, NYC Release Date for streaming: July 20, 2021 I’ve always loved playing “Someday” live, and this version is special. Former student Gabriella DeLa Cruz sang backgrounds, and I asked guitarist Matt Beck to go noir, “like it’s in a David Lynch film or something.” It was a highlight of a beautiful night, and as we open back up, it’s a reminder of the return of live music. PRESAVE NOW so that you, and the algorithms, know when it’s released. (Or download it on Bandcamp) Mixed and mastered: Jamie Siegel Cover design: Kristen Schleifer Photo: Jeanette Moses ALSO: “THE SONGWRITING CLASS YOU ALWAYS WISH YOU’D TAKEN, TAUGHT BY THE PROFESSOR YOU ALWAYS WISH YOU’D HAD.” Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter Release Date: November 1, 2021 Publisher: Backbeat Books PREORDER: AMAZON | BOOKSHOP | BARNES & NOBLE | TARGET | BOOKS ARE...
“Between the Lines (Live)” — Pre-Save on Spotify and Apple Music

“Between the Lines (Live)” — Pre-Save on Spotify and Apple Music

“Between the Lines” will go live on all streaming services March 16th, and pre-saving it NOW will help the algorithms notice it and recommend it to others. PRE-SAVE “BETWEEN THE LINES (LIVE)” HERE I’d really appreciate the click, because I have a soft spot for this one. I love whoever it is, in his car, daydreaming, asking the big questions. Or maybe it’s The Big Question. I think we’re all doing a bit more of that than ever, lately. This version was recorded before the pandemic, at the 2019-2020 Holiday Show. I was lucky to share the stage that night with bassist Nick Jost and guitarist Nick Cianci, who is a former student of mine, and a brilliant player. ”Between the Lines” has never been recorded in the studio, but I hope to change that this year. I’ve been working on…well…something else. Something kinda big. But that’s for another email. Until then, pre-save, share this with friends, and enjoy. I hope this finds you safe and well. -M Between the Lines May 21st Wind in the trees on my way to work I’m late again High up in the leaves Versions of me I may not ever be For being who I am Am I doing this right Am I doing this right They’re just paintings on the road But I really want to know What’s between the lines A good look around Coffee in faces lost in what they found Like truth just pulled up slow And once in a while They jerk the wheel and hit the evening news That’s one way to go Chorus Easy come...
Shots of the Mike Errico Holiday Show 2019

Shots of the Mike Errico Holiday Show 2019

What a night. Thanks to Nick Jost (bass), Nick Cianci (guitar), Gabriella DeLa Cruz, and Kate Yeager (vocals) for being as amazing as they are. You are not going to believe what’s coming in 2020—I don’t even believe it. Happy holidays!   Holiday Show, Rockwood 2,...
#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...
A Mike Errico Holiday Show Memory

A Mike Errico Holiday Show Memory

Holiday Show memory: That time Michael Emerson came up on stage and creeped the bejeezus out of us w a dramatic read of an encounter in an empty motel parking lot. You never know what will happen at the Holiday Show, but I know it’s getting to be last call for tickets. The Mike Errico Holiday Show – 12/15, 8p Rock Stage TWO (196 Allen St., NYC). Tickets are here http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1578031, and in the TOUR section of the site. . . . . #mikeerrico #minorfits #holidayshow#lowticketalert #singersongwriter#singer#songwriter #guitar #acousticguitar#livemusic #acousticmusic#rock #americana#storytelling #folk #folkgood#singersongwriter #nycmusic #nyc#newmusic#holiday #holidayomens@newyorkermag @clivedavisinst @yale @michaelemerson.fanpage@michael_emerson_lover...