He’s been playing guitar since the age of 15, did his time in a high school band, played parody songs with a comedy troupe, done the solo thing, the band thing, the solo thing again. His first solo record, Resolution, was released in February 2005. If you live in Washington, D.C., you’ve had multiple opportunities to see him perform, with the band Oddbox or on his own. But now you’ll get a chance to see him perform live in Vegas, opening up for K.C. & The Sunshine Band as part of the closing night party.
I asked Mike about what we can expect from his performance. Much of the material from his album is designed for a rock band, whereas he will be playing solo acoustic guitar on Wednesday night. So, he has ended up only selecting one song from the Resolution album, a few older pieces and will actually be debuting some new material. He’s picked from his upbeat songs, in keeping with the party atmosphere. Full disclosure: I’ve known Mike for years and I will be there cheering him on; I hope you’ll join me.