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Mighty Mike Schermer
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, November 24th
Afternoon Blues Series
4:00 PM, Doors Open 3:00 PM, $15 day of show, Day Of Tickets Available After 2pm at Moe's Or By Phone At 831 479-1854

Thanksgiving in Santa Cruz comes a few days early this year when Mighty Mike Schermer and his all-star band bring their rockin’, swingin’ Texi-Cali sounds back to Moe’s Alley as part of the Sunday Afternoon Blues Series Sunday November 24, 2013 at 4 PM. Schermer will make his annual pilgrimage from Austin, TX back to the Bay Area to visit family and friends and play a few select shows in support of this year’s Finedog Records release Be Somebody, which has topped blues and roots radio charts and received 4 star reviews all over the place. A former Bay Area club and festival staple, Mighty Mike returns home to the venue he helped put on the map and the delight of his many fans!
 
In 2009 Schermer, a Bay Area resident of 25 years, packed up his trusty Fender Telecaster and moved to Austin TX, joining the touring band of swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia Ball. In between recording her Grammy nominated Alligator CD Roadside Attractions and touring the world over 150 dates per year he somehow managed to write and record an all-killer-no-filler album of funky, soulful, bluesy R&B originals. Recorded in Texas and California with special guests from both coasts, Be Somebody is an eclectic mix of styles all held together by Mighty Mike’s powerful yet tasteful guitar, solid vocals and most of all his great songwriting…steeped in tradition yet refreshingly original at the same time.
 
“Schermer has a wonderfully unforced and natural singing style that is just right in soul, blues, and roots contexts…he dials in a guitar tone that’s punchy and appealing; his often surprising playing is conversational, highly melodic, and always fitted to the song. His well-crafted songs invariably set their melodic hooks deep; the arrangements clearly receive loving attention. All these elements come together in a natural, easy, and uncontrived manner. Be Somebody offers a dozen compelling reasons to get acquainted with Mighty Mike Schermer, someone of taste and talent.”  Tom Hyslop, Blues Review
 
Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years, and he is quickly doing the same in Austin. He has not only carved out a solid solo career…with 4 critically acclaimed albums and numerous festival performances…but he has also been the “go to guy” sideman for such great artists as Bonnie Raitt, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Howard Tate, Angela Strehli, Maria Muldaur and many more.
 
He will be joined by a band of Bay Area luminaries including drummer Paul Revelli (Chuck Prophet, Joe Louis Walker) and bassist Steve Ehrmann (John Lee Hooker, Roy Rogers). Santa Cruz legends Dale Ockerman (Doobie Bros., White Album Ensemble) and Tammi Brown will join the party on keyboards and vocals respectively.  
 

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