I have been playing guitar and writing songs since the early '70s. I have played, written and recorded in a wide variety of genres, including Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Punk, New Wave, Country, Bluegrass, and Folk, but I have always had a Blues band on the side. In the '90s I finally settled on doing what I love best, Blues and Roots oriented music.
I have my own home studio where I have been recording and writing with my band King Cake.
(http://www.kingcakeband.com)
We've just released our third CD "House of Joy".

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Just released the third King Cake CD "House of Joy"!

Bio

I have been playing guitar and writing songs since the late '60s. I have played, written and recorded in a wide variety of genres, including Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Punk, New Wave, Country, Bluegrass, and Folk, but I have always had a Blues band on the side. In the '90s I finally settled on doing what I love best, Blues and Roots oriented music.
I've always been fascinated by music of all kinds, and grew up in a very music-rich environment. My aunt and uncle were accomplished classical musicians and my parents were avid folk music fans. The first concert I went to with my parents was Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in '63. On Friday nights my uncle would get out his guitar and the whole family would sing folk songs around the table after supper. We were also avid Beatles fans at our house. On Saturday nights in the summer I would ride my bike up top the top of the hill on our farm and tune in to the Grand Ol' Opry on my 9volt transistor radio.
I was turned on to Blues by my Dad when I played him the album "Are You Experienced?"and said, "Dad, this is what I want to do".
My Dad said, "Well if you want to play like that, you've got to learn the Blues first." Then he took me down to "Barkers" our local discount store and bought me a Muddy Waters album. I've been hooked ever since.
Indigenous music has always held a certain fascination for me because the songs are about everyday life. As a songwriter that's what I do best, tell stories about my own experiences in life in a way that I hope is accessible.
I currently live in rural northeast Connecticut with my wife, daughter, a dog, some cats and a few chickens.

My Band King Cake plays Blues and Roots music with bite and a sense of humor. King Cake was formed in mid 2004 to help me record some original songs. The chemistry was so good that we decided to become an official band. Our repertoire consists of mostly Louisiana style Blues, classic Honky Tonk, Swamp Rock and catchy Originals with the odd Hendrix tune thrown in for good measure.
We've just released our third CD "House of Joy".

Influences

Tony Joe White, John Hiatt,Johnny Cash, Sonny Landreth, Otis Rush, Skip James, Son House, Muddy Waters, Duane Allman, John Coltrane, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, the Cure, Sleepy LaBeef, Fred Eaglesmith, John Prine

  • Member Since: 2004
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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This Artist has 3 Albums

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ScottGanser7099686
over 30 days ago to Michael Bloomer

The most kosher song ever invented!!



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Simple Song
over 30 days ago to Michael Bloomer

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your review of my plain instrumental "Let's Say we're sorry". It was meant to be a very basic background type of song say for a commercial or a movie. For something with lyrics, solo etc you may want to check out one of my other numbers 'Wise Woman".

I loved your "c'mon baby" song. The rhythm section is smoking and the accordion was fantastic.

Regards,

Simple Song



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Bobby and Leslie
over 30 days ago to Michael Bloomer

Interesting review of our tune, SATISFIED MIND. Fortunately, you are in the minority in terms of the mix as this song has made a nupmber of top tens, But we will llsten again just to make sure about the guitar. Thanks for giving us your opinion.

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Michael Bloomer
over 30 days ago

It is a very good song which I am sure is why it has been well received. The vocal is right on top of the mix where it should be. It could be a much better mix though if the low end were cleaned up and the piano solo was louder. I have been a recording/mastering engineer for more than 25 years and I know I can be on the critical side when it comes to recordings. I did not mean to offend in any way, only to point out where where I saw room for improvement... Don't know what you have for plugins but multiband compression could help the acoustic guitar. It's clashing with the bass in the 200-300hz range. a few dB of gain reduction in this area and roll off below 60 Hz would really clean things up...

Bobby and Leslie
over 30 days ago

Cool. Great obsservations. You didn't offend anyone. Like I said, we are going to listen again to see if we need to make changes. I wish you the best.,



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