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Welcome to the Michael McNevin page for touring, recordings, songwriting, aka Mudpuddle Music. Mudpuddle Music covers the touring and recording and songwriting side of life - scroll down a few paragraphs for a list of upcoming shows in 2016.
Get Muddy ~ Michael.
Tues Aug 9th 7-9pm. Fremont CA. The Mupuddle Shop. 2nd Tuesday Songwriter Group 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA NO Rsvp required, just show up. Songwriters bring a half-written song, listen to other works in progress, generate new ideas for new songs.
Wed Aug 10th, 7-10pm. Wine & Song w/ Brad Colerick, Michael McNevin and others. McNevin does a feature set. Several xtraordinary singer-songwriters descend upon the Arroyo Seco Golf Clubhouse every Wednesday in South Pasadena, CA. If you get there early enough, at 5pm Brad and the musicians and any of the music lovers do 9 holes on the course (it's all 3-par blue collar stuff, hilarious, only takes about an hour, just bring a putter and a wedge, or borrow stuff). Great food and bar, the room is set up for concert listening. 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA. (323) 769-3500.
Thurs Aug 11th. San Diego, CA Folkey Monkey Concert Series with Joe Rathburn.7pm (Doors 6:30 pm), Tickets: $15 Walkups are welcome, or buy Adv Tix. 4780 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120http://www.folkeymonkey.com/ Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1106811699375489/Joe Rathburn and Michael McNevin on stage for whole show, trading both original songs and songs of a favorite artist (It was Pink Floyd last time, it's Creedence Clearwater this time!). WaAdvance Tickets at this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4ELAWDF5ZK55U
(tentative) Fri Aug 12th - Gig TBA in either San Diego or LA Areas? Hit me up!!
Sat Aug 13th - Pasadena, CA. Levitt Pavillion. 7pm. Opening for Dean Torrence of "Jan & Dean" and Beachboys fame! Lead singer and writer of Little Old Lady From Pasadena & Surf City!www.levittpavilionpasadena.org (NOTE: the Levitt Pavillion site calendar says 8pm, but McNevin & The Spokes DO take the stage at 7pm! Get there early for a good patch of grass, bring a blanket and picnic and your favorite lawn chairs.
Sun Aug 14th, 3pm - Pasaden, CA. Old Oak Cellars. A concert series hosted by Brad Colerick featuring Michael McNevin and the Honeysuckle Possums. Tickets are $22 advance/$25 door. Light snacks are provided along with complimentary wine tasting! Bring something to share/enjoy with your wine. $5 from each bottle sold goes to MusiCares. Great stage, lights, wonderful cafe ambiance inside (a listening room directly next door to a massage parlor… You might think you're lost, but step inside door "D" in the warehouse next door to it. Do dress warmly, as the wines like it cold! 2620 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena CA 91107 Here's the FB Event page to share and join and invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712346789015413
Wed Aug 17. Fremont, CA. Flight Wine Bar & Cafe. McNevin & Friends every 3rd WednesdayFeatured guest(s) TBALos Horribles also make appearances. 1596 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA (A couple doors down from Mission Pizza) Suggested $5-15 in the basket, give what you can. (510) 661-9961. www.flightwinebarcafe.com
Sat Aug 20th Roseville, CA The Acoustic DenMcNevin & McClellan in concert. 10271 Fairway Dr, # 120 Roseville, CA (916) 412-8739 $10-20 sliding donation, give what you canAcoustic Den Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/theacousticdencafe
Sun Aug 21st. Berkeley, CA. The Back Room. Songwriter Cobill With old friend Jim Funk (of the Sun Kings). Hosted by old pal Hurricane Sam Rudin http://backroommusic.com
(Tentative, but likely!! - going anyway to camp no matter what, it's awesome) Sept 1st - 4th. Tuolumne, CA. Strawberry Music Festival McNevin does a set or two on the lake stage. www.strawberrymusic.com
Tues Sept 13th 7-9pm. Fremont CA. The Mupuddle Shop. 2nd Tuesday Songwriter Group 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. NO Rsvp required, just show up. Songwriters bring a half-written song, listen to other works in progress, generate new ideas for new songs.
Sept 16-18. Coloma, CA. American River Music Festival. www.americanrivermusic.org. Fri Afternoon Michael McNevin & Keith Greeninger swap songs for three sets at the three main camps, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. Also camping and swapping all weekend at Pam & Charlie's camp (RV Slot #1, the first one you see on the left), Friends welcome to the campfire hang. Lots of shade, right on the river. http://www.americanrivermusic.org/festival.php
Tues Oct 11th 7-9pm. Fremont CA. The Mupuddle Shop2nd Tuesday Songwriter Group 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA NO Rsvp required, just show up. Songwriters bring a half-written song, listen to other works in progress, generate new ideas for new songs.
(Tentative) Oct 13-16. FARwest Conference in the Seattle area.
Oct 24-30 Stanley, ID. Private Songwriter Retreat. No more room.
Sat Nov 5th. Carpinteria, CA. Palm Loft Gallery. McNevin Feature set plus Open Mic hosted by artist/songwriter writer pal Arturo Tello. 410 Palm Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (loft # A-1.) www.palmloft.com/art-events.html
Nov 10-13. Harbor Springs, MI. At The Birchwood Inn. "Lamb's Songwriter Retreat" Lead by John Lamb, McNevin & others teach an intimate songwriting camp at the tip-top of Michigan. Staff: Michael Smith, Ronny Cox, Sally Barris, Whit Hill, Rachel Garlin, Michael McNevin. www.springfed.org
Good news, facts, and reflections.
I have some booking help in the personage of Ximena Dussan. She's based in South Pasadena, works closely with songwriting buddy Brad Colerick at "Deepmix". As an indie artist, it's great to have a little help - thank you agent X. If you're reading this and have an inkling to book me somewhere, contact me or contact Ximena - (310) 663-0947 Ximena at deepmix dot com, or info at michaelmcnevin dot com.
2015 was a blast. Played a boatload of music festivals - Kerrville, Strawberry, Redwood Ramble, High Sierra, American River Music Fest to name a few. One of the most enjoyable festival seasons ever. Also got to tour Denmark and Sweden - an amazing trip, unforgettable places, and beautiful people - the DK and SE songwriters there really went above and beyond to make the trip wonderful and fruitful. Also made it back to Texas a few times, the stomping grounds of so many good music times over the last 25 years. Gigged California a bunch of course too, tip to tail.
It's a joy to get on the road, but it takes concerts to get on it. I've been playing a lot locally with side players in "The Spokes", but also, an easy and fun way to survive and thrive are the house concerts. They happen all over the US and abroad, and can be added to the gig list at any time by you or someone you know with a decent sized living room, garage, yard, barn, or clubhouse. Want to host one? Write me or Ximena to spark one up.
In between tours I host occasional Mudpuddle Shop concerts, song swaps, jams, workshops, and poker games. For 10 years now, some pretty magical stuff been going on inside this shoebox of a place. The Mudpuddle Shop is a small 15x15 shack in the front yard of a Victorian house on Niles Blvd. It seats 30 bodies and a dog. The shop events don't always get listed on this site. To best keep up on shop shenanigans, visit my personal Facebook page and "Friend" me. Then watch for the Mudpuddle Shop events as they show up on the FB wall. Here's my Facebook Page address. www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic