Michael McNevin: Home
Welcome to the Michael McNevin page for touring, recordings, and other things at Mudpuddle Music, ink. 2014 is busy! Show info below, and, a lot of concert updates also end up at the Facebook Page (esp the short notice ones) - visit www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic and be 'friends' -- some activity just don't make it in here!
2014 is off and running.
House and Yard Concerts R Us.
Wanna add a concert to your own town, or your own house? Always looking, always booking. 'House Concerts' are simple - get a few friends & family together, have a concert in your living room. It's the in thing.
Songwriter Workshops for all levels.
If you'd like to dip your toe in the writing pool, we are still doing the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday 7pm Songwriter Group nights at The Mudpuddle Shop and the Woodshed in Los Gatos, respectively. 7pm. $10-20 sliding donation. All levels, beginners to advanced. Newcomers, one-timers, regulars are always welcome, no RSVP required, just show up.
There is a slow but steady effort on to stream shows from The Mudpuddle Shop, which involves a fundraiser benefit concert for the cameras, lights, mics, technology it will take to do that.
Get Muddy ~ Michael
Mudpuddle Shop Membership Drive. The shop is entering it's 8th year of concerts & music making, hard to believe. It's hosted 100+ listening concerts of nationally touring acts, and many local bay area talent as well. And, 300+ Song Circles, Workshops, Jams, and special events. We get together there a lot, we have a ball, but it's not a Bill Graham operation, more like a community living room. Two years ago we did a Mudpuddle Membership Drive which helped keep my out of pocket losses down and the doors open, 50 or so people kicked in a little bit and it added up. Here is your invitation to support an ongoing artistic oasis for musicians and the Niles community.Stop by the shop in person, or drop something in the mail, and that's about it. $5 per month, $10 per month? That's a $60 or $120 check to cover a year. Do more, do less, do something in between, whatever you'd like. Perks and Premiums TBD. Donations go toward rent, utils, supplies, and occasional chairs and instruments we wear out :-)
Check payable to: "Mudpuddle Music".
Mail to: 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536.
Kickstarter Campaign in 2014 and/or a Benefit Concert to launch Mudpuddle Shop streaming technology. The Mudpuddle Shop will is rolling into 2014 with a new head of steam, fueled by things called The Innerweb. Elbow grease, PR, good music, and a packed house usually makes up for rent & utils & living wages, but not in a place the size of a shoebox. The puddle has it's challenges. There are some advantages - it's small and easy to sell out, the overhead isn't huge. Watch for a "Kickstarter" campaign, or something like it, to help the Mudpuddle Shop launch streaming technology. The possibility is now here where bandwidth and hardware affordably allow a small venue like The Mudpuddle to stream concerts to a larger concert audience at home in their living rooms. Bodes well for a 15'x15' concert hall that seats 30 bodies and a dog.
Ongoing Monthly Stuff At The Mudpuddle, The Woodshed, Etc:
Ongoing Monthly 2nd Thursday Songwriter Group at The Mudpuddle Shop, 7pm:"Works In Progress" $12-15 sliding. Share tunes and ideas, write new songs or revive old ones. This is mainly a "peer to peer" Mudpuddle Shop gathering for song sharing and feedback, but we also try monthly song challenges, techniques, prompts, 'workshop' content. Open to anyone, and all levels. Members of West Coast Songwriters Association do get a discount. Early arrivals can mingle some. 7pm we start swapping songs. Commuters arrive/leave as needed. Bring a few extra lyrics sheets if possible. CD of song is also ok if you don't want to perform yourself. BYO. (510) 794 9935 email@example.com
Ongoing Outside of Niles:Monthly 4th Thursday Songwriting Group at The Woodshed in Los Gatos, $20 donation.Woodshed is located inside Keith Holland Guitars store, lots going on! 16905 Roberts Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032 408.395.0767 www.woodshed.org
For RSVPs, Workshops, Lessons, Questions, Directions: The Mudpuddle Shop 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 (510) 794-9935 firstname.lastname@example.org www.michaelmcnevin.com www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic