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With David Lange (accordion)
and Rene Worst (bass)
An instrumental gem of lush, jazzy, melody-driven compositions from Grammy-winning Mike.
"Mike Dowling, one of our classiest guitar players, has teamed up with his perfect foil, accordionist David Lange, and together they have created a collection that is romantic without pretension, elegant without formality and just plain wonderful. Dowling is also here revealed as a gifted composer of exotic Americana, hip, down-home songs with an otherworldly air. I absolutely love this record. Ry Cooder should cover these songs." -- Ben Sidran
Includes: Blues Nouveau, La Laguna, Jeanette, Big Island, Not Worried Now, Insomnia, Frenchette, Riff Rider, Little Island, Samba Simpatico, La Habana Vieja, Dig, Old Dog
The Blues Ain't News
With guest artists John Miller (guitar), Orville Johnson (mandolin), Grant Dermody (harmonica), and Cary Black (bass). "The Blues Ain't News is spectacular. The picking is impeccable, and not just the guitar -- each of the backup musicians stays right in the pocket, they bring everything into focus and sound wonderful without distracting. And the vocals, wow, very rich, warm and soulful, as good as I've heard. This is a very great acoustic album; the sound rivals the best stuff that I play on my show."
--- Chris Powers, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin.
Includes: Nobody's Loving' Me, The Blues Ain't News To Me, Troubles Ain't Nothing But the Blues, Blue Harvest Blues, Miss the Mississippi and You, Tomorrow Night, Blue Railroad Train, Number Nine Train, Drop Down Mama, It Hurts Me Too, Good Woman's Love, Sermonette
A stunning collection of solo guitar instrumentals and vocals, Blue Fandango captures the extraordinary range of Mike's talent, from his hauntingly beautiful rendition of "Maria Elena" to the Reverend Gary Davis' raucous "Trying to Get to Heaven".
Includes: Blue Fandango, Keep on Trying, I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music, Street Corner Rag, Tryin' To Get To Heaven, Midnight Hour Blues, Carinhoso, Marie Elena, I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You), Things is 'Bout Comin' My Way, Steamboat Bill, Stompin' It, Hard Times.
Two of a Kind
An instrumental gem of guitar duets recorded with fingerstylist Pat Donohue.
Includes: Drive Time, K.C. Man Blues, Novocaine, Last Train Whistle, Guitar Blues, My Honey's Lovin' Arms, Creepin', Wild Rose, Fishin' in the Wind, Two of a Kind, World of Hurt, Blues City, Java Buzz, Siboney, Gee Whiz.
Mike's solo instrumental CD, Bottomlands, contains all original or originally arranged compositions played primarily on resonator guitars.
Includes: Wild 'Bout It, Rocky Road, Johnson City Rag, Swamp Dog Blues, Backslidin', Bottomlands, Shufflin', Jan's Song, Nitpickin', Bottleneck March, Amazing Grace, Rosalie, Hard Times.
Swamp Dog Blues
“How can a guy who is so in control, who plays with such a beautiful sound, display such excitement and fire? He plays the living daylights out of the guitar.Good job, Mike.” – Tim O’Brien from the liner notes. Swamp Dog Blues is Mike on solo guitar and vocals recorded direct to DAT in the studio.
Includes: Swamp Dog Blues; See See Rider; You Don’t Have To Know The Words; Frogtime Stagger; Ragged and Dirty; Mean Old Frisco; Johnson City Rag; Evenin'; Quiet Whiskey; Nitpickin'; Rosalie; Key To The Highway; Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me; Backslidin’
Recorded in Nashville in 1991, Beats Workin’ features a band that includes Vassar Clements and Paul Anastasio on fiddle, Mark Schatz on bass, and Bob Hoban on piano.
Includes: Police Dog Blues; The Train That Carried My Girl FromTown; Beats Workin’; D. W. Washburn ; Ace In the Hole; Jan’s Song; Louis Collins; Lonely At the Bottom; Jitterbug Waltz; Bottleneck March; Nothin’ Could Be Better; Jump, Children