“Shine” releases May 31st

“Shine” releases May 31st

The fifth and final track of the Familiar Blue sessions is about radical optimism and features a ukulele I pulled out of a neighbor’s garbage. I think that’s a relevant detail. Don’t throw out your ukuleles, people. There’s no telling what’s inside them.  PRESAVE IT HERE   Produced by Brett Castro Recorded and arranged by Brett Castro and Mike Errico Mixed by Daniel Nieman Mastered by Randy Merrill, Sterling Sound Vocal, guitars: Mike Errico Drums: Matt Bent Bass: Brett Castro, Bobby Wooten Keys: Brett Castro Photo: Mike Errico Graphic design: Skye Hilton   The pale blue air Of no one there What do you care who finds you if you die tonight From high school halls To graveyard walls ‘Til Jesus calls and lays it on the dotted line   Let me see you shine Let me see you shine   The chance you take The bones you break The choice you make won’t answer to the reason why Chase it down To higher ground Repeat the sound and if you wake before you die   Let me see you shine Let me see you shine Let me see you shine your light It’s all right, you can open up your eyes And cry a little bit Learn to fly a little bit...
“Familiar Blue,” Out Now

“Familiar Blue,” Out Now

I hear that change is nothing new I hear it’s good for you To clear your head and make some room There wasn’t any other way No brighter day No magic words to make you stay   It’s only what I tell myself Staring at my empty shelf Erasing days I guess I never knew Fade into familiar blue   I’m trying to tie up all the ragged ends Split the stuff, split the friends The lawyers and the dividends I’ll keep the way the summer evening shines On highway signs Past laundry dancing on the lines   It’s only what I tell myself Staring at my empty shelf Erasing days I guess I never knew Fade into familiar blue   If you ever come this way again You’ve got a friend A sunlit bed and time to spend If you ever want to save What never went away   It’s only what I tell myself Staring at my empty shelf Erasing days I guess I never knew Fade into familiar blue...
The Mike Errico Holiday Show: Dec. 9th, NYC

The Mike Errico Holiday Show: Dec. 9th, NYC

Since before the turn of the century, the Mike Errico Holiday Show has been a yearly ritual, and this year, it returns to its roots: the historic Bitter End in New York City. The night features friends old and new playing songs old and new, and culminates with the ceremonial distribution of HOLIDAY OMENS—oddly fascinating “gifts” given to each audience member that provide clues, riddles, warnings and/or promises about their lives in the coming year. Not to be missed! BUY TIX HERE...
“You’re No Santa”

“You’re No Santa”

BUY: https://mikeerrico.bandcamp.com/track/youre-no-santa   You’re No Santa © Mike Errico (Sky Blue Coupe De Ville Music, ASCAP) Darkened windows Neon signs turned inward to the bar Last call for alcohol this Christmas Who knows who we are In all the science A silver lining through the microscope A light that goes out in the tunnel Provides a kind of hope The names are nameless The work is solemn and unsung The sign that’s hanging on the doorframe Is not for everyone Open for business The Christmas gift on no one’s Christmas list Take the mask off Two weeks and soon you won’t be missed You’re no Santa You’re no Santa Claus Karaoke We got Bob Seger on the mic The coughing suits him Somehow it makes it feel all right To be broken To be one thing I never learned to fix To forget is to forgive Two weeks we’ll all be in a ditch...