photos by Chuck Isdale (L) and Rob Gaczol (R)
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LANDFILL RECORDS #2307
MIKE FELTEN AKA “LUNCHBUCKET”
1.Where’d You Get That Dress w/Randy Murray 2. Buildings They Tore Down 3. American Cars 4. Two Over Easy 5. Bob & Mary’s Triple Inn (Give Me A Shot of Whiskey) 6. That Boy is Trouble 7. I Voted For Frank 8. Goin’ To NY 9. Brand New Song 10. Made In Chicago w/Randy Murray
11. Workingman’s Paradise
*all songs Mike Felten - BMI
Mike Felten – Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica
Norm Murray – Bass
Randy Murray – Trumpet
Victor Sanders – Engineer/Spiritual Guidance/Mastering/Mixing
Tali Farchi- Cover Art
A Landfill Records/Mike Felten Production www.landfillrecords.com
IN MEMORY OF:Fast Earl & Suzy Snowflake, Bob & Myrt, Judy and Big Frank. Rick Barkle, Dale Jacobson, Pete Frecchio, Smiley Lewis, Cliff Peronto, Ma Sim and Lloyd Martin. THANKS to All my friends @ The Chicago History Museum, Scott Sim/S&T Auto for keeping me on the road, John and Virginia Leeper for saving my butt more than once, Paul “M.O.T.O” Caporino and J.V., Royce Deans, Dahlita Tracy, Rob Gaczol, Bill Glahn, John & Brian at the Music Store, Razor & Di, Tailor Shop Boys, all the venue owners that let me on their stages. And, always, Gail. Much obliged for all your kindnesses.
"MIKE FELTEN IS THE REAL DEAL"
Mike has been playing since the 1960's. That's right. A veteran of rock, country and blues bands. Mike sat in Muddy Waters bedroom, had Buddy Guy show him around the blues clubs where Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Mighty Joe Young among others were hanging out. The 1970's found Mike playing folk gigs at places like the Fifth Peg and Orphans in Chicago, alongside guys like Steve Goodman & John Prine
Don't know if we are ready for reform or the new year but here is the latest gigs.
Saturday 3/2 I'll be at Fuller's Pub in Chicago - 3203 W. Irving Park from 9 until they kick us out. First time playing here. but not the first time hanging out. A real Chicago bar and a real fun place.
Friday 3/8 - I hope the snow melts as I make the journey to Copper Rock on College Avenue in Wisconsin 9pm.
Saturday 3/9 I'll be back at my favorite hookah bar, Swing State up in Lake Villa, IL. One of two sessions that will be recorded live for a forthcoming release. Early show, 7pm, hour long set. No alcohol. Sip your coffee or tea and get home early.
Friday 3/15 I'm back up in beautiful Winona, Minnesota at the Acoustic Cafe 8pm. Third time here, so far small, but enthusiastic audiences.
Saturday 3/16 I'll be back at the Buzz Cafe in Oak Park, Il. Going from six-ish until about 8:30. Early crowd, great food. BYOB.
Monday 3/18 the Acoustic Explosion happens at Sylvies 1902 W. Irving in Chicago. A great line-up of 4-5 acoustic acts. Cheap beer. Seats available. I'll do my 40 minutes.
Saturday 3/23 I'll be back at the Grace Street Tap on Grace and Western. Third time around. Had a great time the first two.
Don't wait until April. Have a good time now.
Looking forward to the rest of 2013. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. Thanks for showing up and as Otis Gibbs says, "giving a damn". Enjoyed performing for you all and all your friendship this past year.
Check out www.mikefelten.com for further information on any of the gigs.
Any questions or bookings e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out 2 Big Boned Gals on Facebook. My two fans have taken over my fan page.
As always, much obliged.
More About Mike Felten The 1980's saw Mike in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan living on a farm and playing with country rock cover bands until guys like Pete Seeger and Utah Phillips discovered Mike's folkier/political side. He played the 75th Anniversary of the I.W.W. and places like the Hiawatha Folk Festival, Rhinelander Festival and Pike Lake. Returning to Chicago in the 1990's , Mike found work playing heavy metal bass in a band called Lobotomy. Played some roots rock with the Redones and, coming full circle, settled into a weekly blues gig with Bellyful of Soul where guys like Pinetop Perkins, Roosevelt 'Booba' Barnes, Pete Myers, or Dancin' Perkins were likely to sit in. MIke has contributed to the television show 'Cupid" and the motion pictures,"Love Jones" Dualmania" and "High Fidelity" as an set advisor and an extra. He just finished another acting turn in a video for the band "Hotel Lights" featuring members of Ben Folds and the Archers of Loaf. Finally in 2002, Mike, tired of 'playing rhythm guitar behind Jesus' booked some time at Acme Studio and recorded 'Landfill' with Devin Davis engineering. After a couple of surgeries and some rehab on a bad knee, Mike went in the studio again. With BILL GLAHN producing, Mike laid down the basic tracks at LOU WHITNEY's (SKELETONS,MORELLS) studio in Springfield, MO. He took the rough tracks up to Third Ear Studio in Minneapolis where TOM HERBERS (LOW,JAYHAWKS)engineered sessions with JOHN ELLER and DAVE BOQUIST of SON VOLT adding multi-instruments.The result was "Tossin' It Away". Mike has continued his never ending tour from sold out shows in New York City to raucous country clubs in Dallas playing for neo-punks , evangelical Christians and everyone who would listen for a moment or two. Mike is happy to play in your living room, concert hall, saloon, coffee shop or the back of your flat bed truck. Folkways artist, Bob Everhart tells us that “Woody would’ve been proud” of what Mike is doing. Hope you’ll agree and check him out real soon.
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