“CD Release Party!”
Celebrating the release of ‘Fact and Fiction’, his 4th album of original songs, Merrimack Valley songwriter Mike Birch will be playing acoustic stripped-down versions of songs from the new album, songs from his previous albums, cover songs from some of his main music influences and some as-yet-unpublished songs, too.
“It’s Rock and Roll!” That’s what Mike answers whenever someone asks what type of music his latest album is. “Did anyone ever ask what genre a Beatles album is? A Todd Rundgren album?” Just like the music from his early influences, Mike’s music includes everything from piano ballads to harmony-laden acoustic guitar tunes to heavy guitar hard rockers.
As a child of the 60’s and 70s, starting with the Beatle’s first Ed Sullivan Show appearance, through the Woodstock generation and early (pre-disco) 70’s rock like Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and David Bowie, all have had an effect on his songs. Listeners have made comparisons to the songs of Neil Young (a fellow ex-pat Canadian), Tom Petty, and America.
’40 Years of Life, Love, Happiness and all of those things’, Mike’s first album of original songs, was released in 2011; his second album, ‘Peace Freedom Sanity Serenity’ came out in late 2013. The third album ‘Empty Pages and Lost Songs’ was released in December, 2015. The songs on all the albums are all written by Mike and with the exception of an occasional drum part, all the vocals and instruments are performed by Mike as well.
$5 suggested donation at the door to support The Hearing Room.
CDs will be available for $10 each (cash only).