Mike Aiken
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Mike Aiken - Almost Christmas

Feel the warmth of the holidays ring through in Mike Aiken's "Almost Christmas" video. The beautiful scenery and warm hearted song make you feel the longing ...
Nov 16, 2012
Mike Aiken commented on Jim Moulton's blog post '7th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friend's Festival Line Up For Americana/Roots Festival'
"Hey Jim! Appreciate you picking this up. It's a great festival with a great cause with great music and workshops. Thanks man! Coming? Mike Aiken & Friends"
Aug 17, 2012
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Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest Announces Lineup

Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest is excited to announce the lineup for this year's festival.  This 6th annual Americana/roots festival will take place in Smithfield, Virginia from September 30th to October 1st.Artists for the songwriters in-the-round concert on 9/1:Mike AikenSteve WilliamsSherrie Austin Outdoor performers for 10/1:Ray Wylie Hubbard BandMike Aiken BandPatty Reese BandCaleb Hawley TrioThe MuckrakesSherrie AustinWin WinslowAmericana Lovebirds Educational…See More
Jul 27, 2011
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Jul 14, 2011
NoDepression left a comment for Mike Aiken
"Hey Mike welcome to the No Depression community! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Please feel free to comment on blog posts…"
Jul 14, 2011
Mike Aiken is now a member of No Depression Americana and Roots Music
Jul 13, 2011

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About Mike

Mike grew up outside of Buffalo in rural Western New York. While doing extensive touring in the US and Europe and sailing his boat across the Atlantic to distant ports, Mike has never stopped developing his entertaining style. The songs he writes and the experiences he shares are rich with the stories of life, love and wanderlust.

 

Over the past several years Mike has independently developed an international audience and has maintained a respectable touring schedule in the US and Europe. His musical style has broad appeal as it seamlessly reaches into various styles of popular music. By mixing Country, Rock, Calypso, and Folk music Mike engages his audience and creates a “back porch” experience that has developed into a broad based, loyal following. He receives correspondence from all over the world seeking information and asking about live engagements in those venues. 

He composes more than 90% of his music and his has been featured in numerous songwriting workshops and seminars.  He is an active endorsee for Takamine stringed instruments, Adamas Strings, Ovation Guitars and Mandolins, and Levi’s Jeans. 

 

Often likened to songwriters like Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney for his signature breezy sound and to John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot for his thoughtful lyrics he delivers a show that is unique and all his own.

 

Between performances Mike is writing new songs, recording, and working on his philanthropic projects that include the Aiken & Friends Music Fest and the Breezeway Blowout Concert. In it’s sixth year, the Aiken & Friends Fest benefits youth music education through an Americana/Roots festival, or ‘celebration of songwriters,’ that includes songwriting and guitar workshops, an in-the-round concert and full outdoor festival. Mike’s Breezeway Blowout, also a music fest of sorts, benefits youth education on the water through experience on tall-ships.

Probably his single biggest interest outside of music is Mike’s love of sailing. He considers himself truly one of the lucky ones, living the life he sings about with his wife and musical partner Amy. He’s as adept at tying nautical knots as he is painting musical memories and images of the places and people he’s met along his journey. Mike and Amy offer a sailing SONGINAR that combines tales of their high seas adventures with songs about those trips.

 

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Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest Announces Lineup

Smithfield Music's Aiken and Friends Fest is excited to announce the lineup for this year's festival.  This 6th annual Americana/roots festival will take place in Smithfield, Virginia from September 30th to October 1st.



Artists for the songwriters in-the-round concert on 9/1:

Mike Aiken

Steve Williams

Sherrie Austin

 

Outdoor performers for 10/1:

Ray Wylie Hubbard Band

Mike Aiken Band

Patty Reese Band

Caleb Hawley…

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Posted on July 27, 2011 at 2:30pm

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