Refreshing, innovative and honest. These are the words that I often use when describing the crew that comprises Mike Golden & Friends. It’s been just over a year since Mike released “Groceries” which has some amazing tunes on it that have brought a national spotlight from both fans, industry and folks on the commercial side (There have been multiple inquiries for licensing MG&F songs, so keep your ears wide open online, in-game and on television), but that time hasn’t been due to writer’s block or a question of what they’ll do next. Instead it’s been spent working hard developing new vibes, new hooks and lyrics that will stick in your head.
I’ve seen the process that MG&F goes through, I’ve witnessed the growth and connection that they’ve made with fans. There is a truthfulness, a gritty determination and emotion that pours out of this band that is increasingly rare these days. You can’t fake that or produce it in a studio. When people hear it, they immediately make a lasting connection with an artist, and that’s been the case with MG&F time and again. Bottom line, MG&F fans are passionate fans for a reason.
Mike, and the team he has assembled and been loyal to over time, mean what they say and play. Rather than being the aloof artist type, they WANT you in their world and this new album is a wide open invite. With each new release, the sound grows and continues to delight and surprise. It’s pretty tough to listen to any MG&F song and not smile ear to ear and it’s nearly impossible to be at a MG&F show and not start jumping around and singing along.
That something extra comes from the inside out as Mike Golden considers his band his fellow creators and family. Truth be told, I believe a more accurate description of this group of musicians and the extended family of contributors that Mike tends to invite into his performances might be better called a “movement” rather than a “band.”
I highly recommend spending some time checking out the new sneak peak tune that they’ve just released, and grabbing a copy of both of the catalog albums as well. Groceries can be downloaded on Bandcamp at http://mikegoldenandfriends.bandcamp.com/album/groceries and is well worth the $10 as many of these songs will get onto a few of your playlists. You can take a listen to the new song by hitting “play” below to get your juices flowing for the upcoming release. Enjoy!
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