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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Mikey Junior album on VizzTone

VizzTone is proud to welcome a new artist to the family with this slammin' new album!


What is the future of the blues?  Who will lead the charge?

Well, for blues fans in the Northeast United States, that question is routinely answered every night Mikey Junior hits the stage. His infectious personality and absolute command of his medium leave little doubt the blues is in good hands.

Self-taught from his impressive collection of blues vinyl, Mikey was a full time musician before he graduated high-school. By the time he was in his early twenties, seasoned players were taking notice and it wasn’t long before one blues society after another scrambled to get him to their stage. Before long, Mikey was a staple of the summer blues circuit on the East Coast.

So it came as no surprise that his newest release found its way into the eclectic and youthful roster of the VizzTone Label Group. TRAVELING SOUTH reveals a young blues artist at the top of his game, telling stories we can all relate to, while drawing us deep into the roots of blues music via his utter mastery of the diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.

Produced by Dave Gross for SwingNation/VizzTone, this album has a level of depth, maturity, restraint and musicality that reaches the soul through his impassioned vocals, bringing a whole new dimension to his already impressive catalog. Well-written originals and choice covers are brought to life with a vision that truly separates Mikey from his contemporaries.
"Mikey Junior has a new recording… that displays a maturation in his artistry. A triple threat as a singer, songwriter and harmonica player, “Traveling South” marvelously produced by Dave Gross ...From the opening title track, Mikey Junior’s vocals and harmonica display a presence and authority that Gross’ production enhances...While well-grounded in the blues tradition, Mikey Junior brings his own voice for a terrific Traveling South."
    — Ron Weinstock, In a Blue Mood (click HERE to read the entire rave review)

"A raw, sinewy set of fresh harmonica blues...his best album to date, highly recommended."
     — Thomas J. Cullen III, Bucks County Blues Society

TRAVELING SOUTH is AVAILBLE NOW at fine retailers everywhere.

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Also available in the label-wide sale in the VIZZTONE ROOM on iTunes!

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