Mike McGuire - Bright Lights Of Vegas
  • Americana / Country / Folk
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    AMERICA NORTH: USA:Kentucky (KY)
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  • Bright Lights Of Vegas
  • Roses For The Moon
  • Back To Bakersfield
  • I'd Like To Be The Man(My Dog Thinks I Am)
  • Starkville
  • I Don't Go Around(Feeling Sorry For Myself)
  • Secrets Of The Canyon(Acoustic)
  • Museum Of Memories
  • Springtime In The Highlands
  • california mudslide
  • Secrets Of The Canyon(Electric)
  • Too Early For Snow
  • Crazy Lone Star Blues
  • My Old Kentucky Home {Longfield Avenue}
  • The Streets Are Quiet On Christmas Day
Contact: mcguire.m@outlook.com


1.Back To Bakersfield
2.Secrets Of The Canyon(acoustic)
3.Road I Travel
4.Museum Of Memories
5.Springtime In The Highlands
6.I Don't Go Around(Feeling Sorry For Myself)
7.California Mudslide
8.I Count The Days
9.Too Early For Snow
10.Secrets Of The Canyon(Electric)

Mike McGuire:Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mike Schroeder:Mandolin
Phil Stirgwolt:Guitar,Harmonica,Bass
Rico Thomas:Bass

All songs written by Michael R. McGuire,Okolona Music BMI
Recorded in Louisville KY.. engineered,mixed and mastered
by Phil Stirgwolt

Mike McGuire travels a land of heavy weather, echoing church bells, sad tales and long memories. But he never lets go of the one thing that binds us together: Faith, in ourselves, in our future paths, in our country. Nick DeRiso SOMETHING ELSE/No Depression

Brett Campbell Mid/tn music

There is a strong spirit writing these songs. They move hearts and touch souls. This is the kind of music that made me pick up a guitar and struggle with three chords and my own thoughts and feelings. I’ll be playing this one for a while, and gleaning all I can from it. Whether you are a picker or just a music lover, I strongly suggest you check out Mike McGuire.

Mike McGuire writes from the heart; a heart worn by the weariness of the world, but inspired by faith in humanity and in a better day. The Kentucky-based singer/songwriter has a folk flair, infused with blues and Appalachian influences. Comparisons to artists such as Bob Dylan,JJ Cale,Sam Bush and John Prine would be accurate but don’t let the labels fool you; there is something "fresh and alive" in McGuire’s earthy voice and songwriting presence.

Southern Attraction

1:Tennessee Tom
2:Stay In Your Lane
4:Crazy Lone Star Blues
5:Every Saint Has A Past{Every Sinner Has A Future}
6:I Still Miss Someone
7:Thunder Over Clarksville

Mike McGuire:Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Bob Ramsey:Piano,Hammond B3
Mike Schroeder:Mandolin,Violin
Phil Stirgwolt:Guitar,Harmonica,Background Vocals
Rico Thomas:Bass
Paul Woods:drums

All songs written by Michael R. McGuire,Okolona Music
Publishing{BMI}Except,"I Still Miss Someone",Johnny Cash,Roy Cash JR UNICHAPPELL MUSIC,INC. [ASCAP

Recorded at TNT Productions,Louisville KY

Mike McGuire touches on universal truths through personal narration on Southern Attraction. The stripped down arrangements keep McGuire in an elemental range, with the focus on adeptly crafted lyrics. Don’t overlook the music, however, there’s a "quiet brilliance" in McGuire’s creations. Southern Attraction has universal appeal

McGuire kicks off"Southern Attraction" with the folk/blues of “Tennessee Tom” a vibrant story song about a man with a penchant for children’s songs on the surface, but ultimately about striving for joy. McGuire’s voice is elemental and pure with a rough hewn edge that is very appealing. “Stay In Your Lane” is about maintaining your course and having faith that things will work out for the best. It’s delivered in a compact little folk/pop arrangement with some tremendous honky-tonk piano in the break. “Lucy” is a melancholy observation on a young woman with no roots and no center. The fluid melody here wraps around you like a warm blanket, and McGuire brings the angst of the situation to life in a brilliantly understated arrangement.

“Crazy Lone Star Blues” is a stripped down Texas blues, rooted in red dirt.The quietly snappy arrangement moves the story along with a quirky life that’s fueled by sadness and abandon. McGuire brings this all to life over three-and-a-half minutes of brilliant songwriting and performance.

McGuire’s songwriting takes on a European flair with “Every Saint Has A Past (Every Sinner Has A Future)”. The elements of faith and hope rise from melancholy in a wonderfully complex and layered arrangement that uses the color of Violin and a Hammond B-3 to flesh out the sound. McGuire simplifies for the melancholy reminiscence of The Johnny Cash tune “I Still Miss Someone”.Mandolin and guitar are the instruments here, shaking out the sadness of being alone.

Artist: Mike McGuire
Album: Southern Attraction
Review by: Wildy Haskell

"Leaving New Orleans" was featured in a German news documentary {WDR Radio} on the 5 year anniversary of Katrina.

Contact: mcguire.m@outlook.com


Roses For The Moon
Beyond The Ark
Kentucky Morning
Southern Attraction
Mile Markers(Kentucky Songs}

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    Mike McGuire
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    Lucinda Williams, John Prine,Nick Drake,Randy Newman,JJ Cale,Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Cotten,Stephen Foster,Guy Clark,Townes Van Zandt,Bob Dylan,The Band,Johnny Cash,Neil Young,Tom Petty,The Byrds
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