" A lot of people question whether or not you can come "clean" from Chicago, but Mr. Mike Felten came all the way to Grand Rapids, Michigan to favor us Michiganders to some big city flavor and some small town honesty"
“..there are so many stories and history in his work that I think I should say that each one is like a mini Ken Burns documentary film”
"Mike is a real spiritual descendant of Woody Guthrie"
"HOCKEY GAMES IN FRENCH" is still in the top ten songs of the early 21st century.
“Awesome songwriter, look out Mr. Prine..”
“Incredibly talented artist who led a workaday existence.. used that experience to craft songs that are rooted in the way most of us live our lives..”
“Felten specializes in crossing up expectations”
“I've reached 1..2..3.. and it's quittin' time. Besides Landfill just came on the changer and left me with the same question, as always: I didn't know 'Kris' had learned to sing this well.”
“Mike was great last time he was here--great, visual songs about industrial Chicago and real life, wrapped up with lots of story.”
“Says more about where we're all at than all the magazine articles crossing my desk...a fine writer”
“Woody Would've Been Proud”
“The Real Deal”
“A Sadder, Funnier John Prine”