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Mike Birch / Blog

Radio play!

Big thanks to Italian DJ Raffaella Piccirillo for picking me to be the featured artist on her show today! You can listen to the episode at: http://www.spreaker.com/show/radio_italia_dj , click on the 'Brucia di invidia, solo grandi successi!' link for May 27 to listen - my song are in the last half of the show. She got my location wrong (Centerville, Virginia?) but if anyone speaks Italian, you can let me know what else she said about me - some of it is in English, but hard to interpret her accent!

Radio featured artist!

I'll be featured as the artist of the day on Radio Italia DJ this Wednesday, May 27 from 9-10am eastern time. To listen to the live show click on http://www.spreaker.com/show/radio_italia_dj (click on "live" where there is "Brucia di invidia, solo grandi successi!") The episode can be downloaded after the broadcast, but will not be archived.

Songwriter Circle

Once a month I facilitate an informal songwriter group in Amherst, NH. It's open to songwriters at all levels. More info? Just ask!

Happy Holidays!

Just 2 weeks until Christmas! Need a few gifts for those hard-to-buy-for relatives? The first 5 people who contact me can get a copy of both of my CDs for $10 total, including postage! Don't wait!

Keeping Busy!

Looking for an acoustic band seeking another player/singer. Searching for a saxophone player to lay down a simple part in my song Boston Beckoning - if you know anyone who can help, let me know! Writing, recording and mixing new songs for my next album (2015 release: Lost Songs & Empty Pages).

Songwriter Cicrle!

Currently facilitating a songwriter circle that meets once a month in Amherst, NH - a friendly, non-competitive group of folks, a great way to get some early feedback on your songs (full songs, instrumentals or lyrics-only).

Summer's ending!

But that means autumn's approaching! Now going into my 6th month of hosting the open mics at Back to the Boathouse in Dracut, and getting some great players at every one. At this past week's event, John Eric 'The Snake' Gulliksen, the original bass player for Orpheus, came and did some songs, a real treat to have this icon of the original rock and roll "Sounds of Boston" appear! September 10 will be the next open mic. On Sunday September 7 I'll be playing a short set of songs at the Reading Fall Street Faire - a fun-filled event for the whole family with lots of musical guests, vendors and more.

3 show nights in a row!

You've heard of 'house concerts', well I'm doing 3 'campfire concerts' this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights! Savoy Mountain State Forest campsite #28! Everyone's invited - bring your own marshmallows!

I need your votes!

In the new Lyrical Challenge, that is! http://www.thelyricalchallenge.com/vote-for-songs.html The Lyrical Challenge is a website where lyricists submit their lyrics, which are then voted on by the public. The winning lyrics are posted for musicians to make them into songs. I won the last one, and need some more votes for this one - where there may actually be a prize! No need to download an app or register or anthing, so please go to the site and vote for my entry.

Saturday, June 14! :)

The sun is trying its best to shine through the clouds! "Good Day Sunshine" "Here Comes The Sun" "Sun King" Might we hear any of these songs tonight at the All You Need IS Love benefit at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse/UUCM in Marblehead? Come and find out!