For which I am very grateful to Michael Foster @ Ambientvisions.com for this latest review of my 4th album “Heading West”….
“….Mike’s latest album is called “Heading West” and was recently released on the Real Music label out of California. As you might suspect by the title this album chronicles Mike’s travels through the American west. Through some beautiful compositions Mike will leave you marveling at how well he has managed to capture what he experienced on this journey in his music.
Although Mike is a multi-instrumentalist and can do justice to a variety of instruments on his recordings he really shines when he picks up his guitar and begins to play his emotions into life. The music on Heading West is a peaceful journey and one that evokes the many landscapes that Mike must have encountered during his time in the west. With titles like Old Wooden House, Badlands, Prairie Dreams or I Can See For Miles you can understand some of what Mike was trying to translate into music as he wrote this album.
Oftentimes Mike’s music reminded me of another wonderful guitarist who has made a name for himself playing in the jazz field, Pat Metheny. There are times that Mike’s music on Heading West flirts with a soft jazz vibe but as you listen it simply becomes a part of the overall sonic canvas that he is painting for you and each new layer brings out more of the depth that he is trying to communicate to the listener”. Read more… http://www.ambientvisions.com/07182013.htm