Mike Stevens: Breathe In The World Breathe Out Mus
Label: Stony Plain
Acclaimed virtuoso musician, songwriter, composer, author and humanitarian Mike Stevens' primary instrument is the harmonica, and in his hands it becomes a genre-bending, rule-less musical paintbrush, as Roy Acuff, star of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, acknowledged, "I've never heard anyone play harmonica like you. For more than 35 years, Mike has been doing solo live looping harmonica and exploring his own unique vocal harmonica technique. His talent is as unorthodox as his career path. A pioneering performer, composer, educator, keynote speaker, and author, Mike continues to expand the paradigms of harmonica, balancing tradition with cutting-edge innovation. Mike plays his harp, takes lead vocals on four tracks and shares the spotlight with several notable guests including vocalists Polly Harris, Cory James Mitchell, guitarists Kevin Breit, Jeff Getty & Jesse Wells, drummer Art Hratchian and bassist Jeff Bird. From bluegrass to West African music, country to blues, fiddle tunes to soundscapes and experimental music, for Mike it's simply about breathing in the world and breathing out music.