If you like folksy country music, you will like Big Country Mike Mattera. Songs like "Doo-Doo On You" remind tourists not to feed the sea-gulls. "Pills Pills" if what you eat don't kill you, the cost of your pills will....and the latest after the hit TV series "Deal or No Deal" - I want it all..." A product of the 60's and 70's folk era., Mike grew up playing music from the Everly Brothers, Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, John Prine, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin and many more....Played throughout the Northeast at colleges, resort towns, and county fairs, under the name Michael Shoemaker...of "Shoemaker & Holly". Music greatly influenced by surroundings, and many songs depict events with a humorous edge. Other songs explore the path of growing up, life's expectations, experienced failures and success with love, friendships, health and faith.

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Cape May County residents (Mike Mattera, David Check & Evelyn Minecci)
recently received the honor of being named FINALIST by the Song of the Year. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1's Save the Music Foundation.

Song of the Year is excited to recognize Mattera, Check and Minecci for their exceptional songwriting ability for the song DEAL OR NO DEAL.
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