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Mighty Mike Schermer Band

Mighty Mike Schermer Band - First Set - 1999 - Fine Dog

"Mighty Mike Schermer's joyful spirit and love of the blues shines through in every note he plays. He's one of the most extraordinary guitarists of the new generation." - Paul Liberatore Marin Independent Journal

"Schermer, widely known for his work with the likes of Maria Muldaur and Charlie Musslewhite, demonstrates through this album that he's quite accomplished at writing and singing his own songs...a solo act of depth and
vitality...immense talent...classic playing...infused with the high energy of young and creative hands." - John Aiello The Electric Review

"...one of the most underrated guitarists playing the west coast these days, but probably not for long." - Mac McDonald, Monterey Herald

"...on any given night Mike Schermer can hold his own against any electric blues guitarist in the world. His CD First Set is a mind-blowing compendium of his prowess and a damned-impressive intro to a young man who just can't miss. Five Stars!" - Joseph Jordan, Southland Blues

"I've been telling everyone about this CD and playing it just about every week on my radio show...I receive many, many, CDs as a DJ and for talent consideration at the Festival. Most sound the same, and when I'm playing them at work I don't even get out of my chair to see which disc I have on. Well, this one really does make me get out of my chair--and dance! Really a stand-out." - Connie "Crash" Humiston, Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival Blues DJ KKFI 90.1 FM

"When I heard The Mighty Mike Schermer Band live for the first time I immediately wanted my money back...for all the other blues bands I had heard that year!" - Terry Buck KUNI Radio, Cedar Falls IA

"A wonderful guitarist" - Dorothy Hill, Jazz Now/Blues and Boogie

Blues guitar master Mighty Mike Schermer and his band have been a fixture in the Bay Area live music scene for over twenty years, and have performed alongside Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Muldaur, Howard Tate and dozens more. Mike has many fans around the world, and has won many awards from various music magazines and websites. This is a very good guitar-driven electric blues and often New Orleans inspired R&B and soul album or "Bluesicana" as some people are labelling Mike's kind of music. There are five good original songs composed by Mike Schermer or with bassist Steve Ehrmann plus six blues standards. Terrific guitar playing with help from the brilliant Keyboardist, Jim Pugh on seven tracks. Buy the Mighty Mike Schermer Band's "Live Set" album and support great roots blues and real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 102 Mb]


1 Lonesome Whistle Blues - King 4:19
2 Annabelle - Schermer 4:58
3 I Want A Little Girl - Mencher, Moll 4:19
4 No Harm Done - Schermer, Ehrmann 3:49
5 Mopina - Schermer 3:24
6 Keep Talkin' - McDuff 3:15
7 Kiss and Make Up - Lupine 2:38
8 Need Somebody - Schermer, Ehrmann 3:38
9 Amy - Schermer 3:47
10 Cool Struttin - Clark 4:36
11 Evil Ways - Oden 4:26


Mike Schermer - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Ehrmann - Bass
Jim Pugh - Keyboards on Tracks 1,3,5,6,9,10,11
Austin Delone - Keyboards on Tracks 2,8
Danny Beconcini - Keyboards on Tracks 4,7
June Core - Drums
Terry Hanck - Tenor Saxophone on Tracks 2,9,10
Mark Whitney - Baritone Saxophone on Tracks 6,9
Andy Santana - Harmonica on Track 11
Angela Strehli - Vocal on Track 7

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