MIKE GOLDEN & FRIENDS
In the midst of a public relations and marketing degree at Purdue, Mike Golden, like many college sophomores, began questioning his status as a student and began wishing for life as a musician. Mike, however, had some things that many other college kids do not: a raw passion for music, something to say, and the motivation to get himself heard. He called an old friend, some fellow musicians and recording artist from Chicago, and Trees EP Part I, Trees EP Part II and Groceries were born.
Scot Stewart again produces, engineers, and mixes the album, with Mike co-producing. It was recorded from June to October in 2011 at the homes of both Mike and Scot in Indiana and Illinois, respectively. This time, drums, electric guitars, and bass are included, as well as all of the quirks from the first album – stomping, beer bottles clashing, and background talking. The album also includes a new instrument Mike acquired: a true cigar box guitar, made by scratch for him from his lady for Valentines Day.
Mike currently plays shows mostly in the Midwest, having debuted at several college campuses and venues around major Midwest cities. He is based out of Chicago, however, and makes frequent appearances at renowned venues including Schubas, Metro, and Congress Theatre. This September, he made his debut in Cincinnati at Midpoint Music Festival, and hopes to continue playing shows and expanding the reach of his music.