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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.
Hoping your holiday season has been a good one, and your 2017 brings lots more music and mud.
Peace, ~ Michael
South Pasadena, CA
Wine & Song Series at Arroyo Seco Golf Course.
McNevin & Friends songwriter extravaganza.
A multi-artist bill in South Pasadena, at the long running Wine & Song Series. It's usually run by songwriter pal and host Brad Colerick. But Brad is out of town, so yours truly is stepping in to host and play along side a great line-up of friends including Kim Michalowski, Severin Brownen, Corrina Carter, Jaynee Thorne, Renee Azzari, Nathan Conn, and possible other cameos. Wine & Song is at Arroyo Seco Golf Course's intimate 60 seat event room, with stage, sound, and low light ambiance. Showtime is 7pm. $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. Come early for golf under the lights with Michael. 5pm on the first tee. Takes about 75 minutes. Bring a wedge and a putter. Be forewarned - Michael will hustle you for your lunch money.
RSVP and Spread the word about NYE at this event page link:
Good news, facts, and reflections.
2016 was a blast. Hit 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 and write songs in Idaho, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. 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 takes concerts to make a living. "The Spokes" are mostly a local concoction of players sitting in on gigs here and there. For solo concert tours, and local shows, house concerts are often the bread and butter. 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 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