Don't Mind The Rain - new CD by Mike Garner

By Mike Garner

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Don't Mind The Rain - New CD By Mike Garner

Project 2020-01-14 13:24:42 +1300

"Don't Mind The Rain"

I'm excited about my new CD, "Don't Mind The Rain", which is in the final stages of production. The songs are a mix of blues styles, mostly originals. In the last few years I have visited Japan numerous times and enjoyed both meeting and playing with many fine blues musicians. So there are some interesting collaborations on this CD.

I am thrilled to have Lee Kanehira joining me on piano for three songs. Regularly in Chicago and winner of the Chicago Blues Festival’s inaugural blues piano prize in 2018, Lee occasionally tours with Chicago blues band, the Cash Box Kings. Shun Kikuta, "The Blues Shogun", is a talented blues guitarist who played with the The Aces, had Junior Wells play on his first CD, and for many years played guitar in Koko Taylor’s Blues Machine. It is an honour to have Shun play with me on three songs for this album. Completing the international input, Paul Garner co-wrote one of the songs ("She Likes To Dance") as well as playing guitar on this and several other tracks.

Recording took place over 12 months at The Boatshed and Colour Field studios in Tauranga, and at Studio UEN in Tokyo. 

Track List

  1. Destination Blues
  2. They’ll Never Know
  3. Don’t Mind The Rain
  4. Let Me Lay It On You
  5. Do Something Right
  6. You Can Always Run But You Can Never Hide
  7. Doggone My Good Luck Soul
  8. First Girl I Loved
  9. She Likes To Dance
  10. Blow Wind Blow
  11. You Didn’t Have To Say That
  12. Sugar Blues
  13. The Cool Boogie Woogie

more about Mike Garner

Mike Garner is a leading New Zealand blues singer and songwriter with nearly 40 years’ experience. He has performed extensively in festivals in both Australia and in New Zealand as well as touring the UK, Europe, Nepal, Japan and the Pacific. Mike plays acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, harmonica and occasionally mandolin and other stringed instruments too!

"Part of the fun of going to New Zealand for me is getting to hear Mike Garner.  He's one of my favorites."
Doug MacLeod

some samples of reviews of earlier albums:

"Why A Woman Gets The Blues" shows that Mike Garner is a very talented musician. It is a collection of songs, all played with aplomb, regardless of whether delivered solo (guitar/harp) or with the band. The UK's loss has definitely been NZ's gain!
Gordon Baxter,
Blues in Britain, December 2011

This is simply an excellent album. Besides a highly original cover of the Stones' world famous number "Honky Tonk Women" there are a variety of styles and songs to listen to, almost all equally fascinating. Another great cover is Howling Wolf's "You Gonna Wreck My Life" with Mike playing brilliantly on resonator guitar. This is an inviting album that will surely make you look forward to hearing more work by the man. Mike Garner is a fascinating artist that you absolutely must discover.
Rootstime - Belgium 

 

 

 

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    Jill Leighton
    2020-01-27 19:00:12 +1300
    Doug Snelling
    2020-01-26 15:41:16 +1300

    "Looking forward to some real blues!"

    Kim Scanlen
    2020-01-25 13:10:31 +1300

    "Cant wait to hear it Mike! "

    Tim Vercoe
    2020-01-19 18:48:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-19 15:47:33 +1300

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    Don't Mind The Rain - New CD By Mike Garner

    Project 2020-01-14 13:24:42 +1300

    "Don't Mind The Rain"

    I'm excited about my new CD, "Don't Mind The Rain", which is in the final stages of production. The songs are a mix of blues styles, mostly originals. In the last few years I have visited Japan numerous times and enjoyed both meeting and playing with many fine blues musicians. So there are some interesting collaborations on this CD.

    I am thrilled to have Lee Kanehira joining me on piano for three songs. Regularly in Chicago and winner of the Chicago Blues Festival’s inaugural blues piano prize in 2018, Lee occasionally tours with Chicago blues band, the Cash Box Kings. Shun Kikuta, "The Blues Shogun", is a talented blues guitarist who played with the The Aces, had Junior Wells play on his first CD, and for many years played guitar in Koko Taylor’s Blues Machine. It is an honour to have Shun play with me on three songs for this album. Completing the international input, Paul Garner co-wrote one of the songs ("She Likes To Dance") as well as playing guitar on this and several other tracks.

    Recording took place over 12 months at The Boatshed and Colour Field studios in Tauranga, and at Studio UEN in Tokyo. 

    Track List

    1. Destination Blues
    2. They’ll Never Know
    3. Don’t Mind The Rain
    4. Let Me Lay It On You
    5. Do Something Right
    6. You Can Always Run But You Can Never Hide
    7. Doggone My Good Luck Soul
    8. First Girl I Loved
    9. She Likes To Dance
    10. Blow Wind Blow
    11. You Didn’t Have To Say That
    12. Sugar Blues
    13. The Cool Boogie Woogie

    more about Mike Garner

    Mike Garner is a leading New Zealand blues singer and songwriter with nearly 40 years’ experience. He has performed extensively in festivals in both Australia and in New Zealand as well as touring the UK, Europe, Nepal, Japan and the Pacific. Mike plays acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, harmonica and occasionally mandolin and other stringed instruments too!

    "Part of the fun of going to New Zealand for me is getting to hear Mike Garner.  He's one of my favorites."
    Doug MacLeod

    some samples of reviews of earlier albums:

    "Why A Woman Gets The Blues" shows that Mike Garner is a very talented musician. It is a collection of songs, all played with aplomb, regardless of whether delivered solo (guitar/harp) or with the band. The UK's loss has definitely been NZ's gain!
    Gordon Baxter,
    Blues in Britain, December 2011

    This is simply an excellent album. Besides a highly original cover of the Stones' world famous number "Honky Tonk Women" there are a variety of styles and songs to listen to, almost all equally fascinating. Another great cover is Howling Wolf's "You Gonna Wreck My Life" with Mike playing brilliantly on resonator guitar. This is an inviting album that will surely make you look forward to hearing more work by the man. Mike Garner is a fascinating artist that you absolutely must discover.
    Rootstime - Belgium 

     

     

     

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      Jill Leighton
      2020-01-27 19:00:12 +1300
      Doug Snelling
      2020-01-26 15:41:16 +1300

      "Looking forward to some real blues!"

      Kim Scanlen
      2020-01-25 13:10:31 +1300

      "Cant wait to hear it Mike! "

      Tim Vercoe
      2020-01-19 18:48:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-19 15:47:33 +1300

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