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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.
Sat June 25
Sun June 26 6-8:30pm. Covina CA. The Barn McNevin is on at 7pm. Bob Morley opens at 6pm, Tim Fleming sits in on pedal steel and Corrina Carter does a few cameos too.
Fri July 1st. Quincy, CA. High Sierra Music Festival (Thur 6/30 to Sun 7/3) McNevin & McClellan play Friday 4pm on Family Village Stage Plus other wanderings and jams throughout weekend.
Wed July 6th. Las Vegas, NV. Singing National Anthem for The Area 51's Baseball Team (a NY Met's Minor League team).
(Tentative) Thur July 7th. Southern Utah, Venue/Town TBA Parowan or Cedar City?
(Tentative) Fri July 8th. Southern Utah, Venue/Town TBA Parowan or Cedar City?
Sat July 9th. Cedar City, UT. House Concert at Clair's place. Open to public, contact Michael for now, more info to come.
(Tentative) Sun July 10th. Southern Utah, Vegas, or LA? Venue/Town TBA
Tues July 12th 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.
July 14-17. Camp Navarro, CA. The Redwood Ramble Music Festival (In the Redwoods near Mendocino, just jamming and camping. Festival was Sold Out a while ago, but you can try!).
Wed July 20th 7-10pm. Fremont, CA. Flight Wine Bar & CafeMcNevin & Friends every 3rd Wednesday. Featured guest(s) TBA, Los 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
Fri July 22nd. Moss Beach, CA. Cypress Meadows Acoustic Concert Series (just north of Half Moon Bay) Michael McNevin does two sets. Nice spread, a beautiful indoor/outdoor center. Delicious pre-show food starts at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. I think there's a short opener? Flexible donation, give what you can to the basket. 343 Cypress Ave. Moss Beach, CA 94038RSVP, or just show up: 650-728-8045 or firstname.lastname@example.org A link describing Cypress Meadows: www.cypressmeadows.net
Sat July 23. Two Private Concerts in Fremont and Hayward.
(Tentative - Late July 28th to Mid Aug 15th - possible Oregon Dates?)
(Tentative - Niles Plaza or Nursery Or Stone Garden Shows) Sun July 24th, and/or Sun July 31st and/or Sat Aug 6, and/or Sun Aug 7. Fremont CA LEAF Benefits McNevin & The Spokes plus others. 2pm-8pm in the Stone Garden, Corner of Mowry and Mission Blvd, behind the veterinary clinic. Other locales for LEAF events might include the historic Niles Nursery and the Niles Town Plaza.
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. South Pasadena, CA. Wine & Song w/ Brad Colerick and others. McNevin does a feature set … details TBD
(Tentative - ?? to fill in dates between the the Aug 10 and Aug 14, maybe move the July Vegas & Utah gigs to Aug 11-12-13?)
Sun Aug 14th. South Pasadena, CA. Winery Series …. details TBD
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
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) 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. Camping and swapping at Pam & Charlie's camp, friends welcome to the campfire hang - Camp Lotus at RV slot #1 near entrance. Lots of shade, right on the river.
(Tentative) Sept 23-25. SF, CA West Coast Songwriters Annual Conference.
(Tentative) Sept 28 - Oct 9. Find Possible Gigs in Upstate NY/ New England / North East?
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.
(Tentative) Oct 20-22 Gigs in NY or North East? Oregon? Texas?
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