This is the first original from my long-planned, never developed album.
This song was written by my partner and best bud, Russ Esken.
We debuted it this summer at the Blind Tiger Pub.
It will be the first recorded track from our forthcoming album and hope to have it available for download by the end of the year (more to come on that soon).
But here is the first look: Ordinary
I have received some requests outside of my wonderful friends and family for news about future shows and media on Facebook so I have made a page to follow for such information.
You can find it at here or by searching Mike Whittemore Music. I’m already at nearly 100 “likes” so feel free to click it yourself and make me feel special.
As always, thank you for the support! Next show is Remlik’s deck this Friday with very special guest, Russ Esken! The Weather looks as good as it gets for Binghamton so come on down for some fine dining, drinks and tunes.
A couple weeks ago, one of my greatest friends and former bandmate, Rob Warren, asked me to open for him at his album release party.
Rob, a musician in the Cape Cod area, tapped some amazing local talent to make “Feelin’ Good.” It’s a toe-tapping, get-stuck-in-your-head great album. Check out his website to find out how to get a copy.
Below is some clips from my section of the night including “Home” by Phillip Phillips, “What Would You Say?” by the Dave Matthews Band, “Royals” by Lorde, and “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO.
Meanwhile, my summer calendar is filling up. Assuming the weather improves it’s going to be a great one!
There is a lot of exciting things happening this year. My summer show calendar is already filling up for the summer–but most notably, I’ll be getting married in early fall!
Some 2014 dates have been posted, with a few coming up in the winter months (so far). I’ll be at the Mad Moose BBQ Friday, February 28th, followed by the Blind Tiger Saturday, March 15th.
Here are some highlights from 2013 that I found starting with my “Queen Bee” and best man, Russ Esken rocking “Royals” by Lorde New Year’s Eve with Les Fowler shredding on a half-working guitar, followed by a little CCR clip at Uncle Tony’s from the summer.
After a month off, I’m happy to announce a few dates to close out 2013!
First, this Friday I’ll be returning to Abel’s Pub on the West Side of Binghamton at 9 p.m.
Friday, December 27th cure your post-Christmas hangover at the Blind Tiger Pub… I’ll be there 8-11 p.m.
And, I’m truly excited to announce a scaled down Blue Shadow reunion for New Year’s Eve in Scranton.
Some of my best friends and extremely talented musicians, Les Fowler and Russ Esken, will join me for a set at Poor Richard’s Pub. The pub, made famous by The Office is going to be a great time and has a great crowd from what I hear. We’ll be playing from 7:30 to 9:30 and will be followed by a DJ to dance (and bowl) into the new year!
Friday marked the end of summer as I played my last outdoor show of the season. It was a great crowd thanks to the weather and of course, Remlik’s amazing Restaurant Week Menu!
We also had a lot of fun celebrating the birthday of a great singer, Mocca, who joined me for a handful of songs toward the end of the night. Also on stage was one of my first bandmates from high school, Nic Hatfield, who dusted of his old lefty acoustic for the first time in years.
Here are some clips from Friday:
Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy the deck! I have taken a bit of a break since Labor Day but the calendar is starting to fill out again. I’ll be at the Blind Tiger this Saturday and Abel’s Pub Friday, October 11. There will be many more to come so keep checking in!
Summer is my favorite and I’m excited to announce I’ll be playing all over town every week leading up to Labor Day.
Here’s a breakdown of dates over the next month and a half. You can also see the calendar for more details and future dates in the Fall.
Friday, July 19: The Galley Pub in Endwell (8-11)
Friday, July 26: Uncle Tony’s in Binghamton (630-1030)
Friday, August 2: Remlik’s Restaurant in Binghamton (7-10, weather permitting)
Friday, August 9: The Galley Pub in Endwell (8-10)
Friday, August 16: Abel’s Pub in Binghamton (9-midnight)
Friday, August 23: Remlik’s Restaurant in Binghamton (7-10, weather permitting)
Saturday, August 24: Blind Tiger Pub in Endwell (8-11)
Friday, August 30: Uncle Tony’s in Binghamton (630-1030)
Technically, one more show before the official start of Fall.
– Friday, September 20: Remlik’s (7-10) RESTAURANT WEEK!
Hope to see anyone that can make it, I’m planning some fun surprises!