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Mike Mudd - Songwriter - One Man Band - Misfit

"Between his highly-charged vocals and non-stop movement, there’s absolutely no way you’re going to sit or stand still. On top of that, he had some downright aggressive harmonica action going on that was inspiring." -Ian Kuo (The Status Kuo)

The Troubadour for the modern misfit, Mike Mudd sings of human frailty and brings to life our fantasies, fears, failures and foibles, through musical storytelling that is at once fictional and confessional, intimate and theatrical, with an explosive stage presence combining acoustic guitar, foot percussion, rack-harmonica, ukulele and a lot of surprises.  

Before throwing his hat into the wind, Mike Mudd called Portland, Oregon his home. Now after years of exploring the far corners of the world, and performing for audiences of more than 50,000 in East Asia, he’ll be releasing a musical fairy tale and continuing to create the story of his life of world exploration and music in The Wilderness (album/tour - fall 2015).

Once again Mike will be throwing his life into a backpack and setting off into the wild world -bringing his musical fairy tale The Wilderness to life and developing it into a psychedelic shadow-puppet show. Look for him first in the eastern hemisphere with dates in such places as Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Philippines, Fiji, Vietnam, and Cambodia, with The Americas, and Europe to follow. Sign the mailing list to find out when he'll be in your area!

“His collaboration with local musicians demonstrates the power of cross-cultural exchanges on sparking creativity.” 

- Courtney Donovan Smith -Compass Magazine 

 

 "…the new generational voice of the blues in Taiwan."

-DC Rapier, Blues Society on Taiwan (founder)

Press and other media:

  • Taiwan Radio International (interview/album feature)
  • Taipei Times (multi-lingual newspaper)
  • ICRT Radio (multiple interviews - live, in-studio performances) 
  • Sunny FM Radio Interview - live, in-studio performance) 
  • Multiple television appearances (Taiwan news coverage, Japan travel channel, Family Court TV show,...) 
Notable performances and Achievements:
  • Composed 300+ songs and instrumentals and 3 musicals
  • Ho Hai Yan festivals 2010, 2011, 2013 (50,000+ in attendance) with Chen Mo
  • Taipei Fringe Festival 2013
  • Blues Cruise Maiden Voyage (Blues Society on Taiwan)
  • Rock In Taichung (multiple performances) with Chen Mo
  • Ho Hai Yan festival: Jury prize and $25,000nt at Taiwan's 2010 Ho Hai Yan festival with band Chen Mo 
  • Distinguished Citizens Society singing contest: 1st prize and $60,000nt
  • Golden Indie Awards: Best New Band nomination with band Chen Mo 
  • Current #1 ranking for singer-songwriter in Taipei on Reverbnation charts. 
  • Produced The Society of Arozea: A weekly audio variety show for a mysterious organization nominated for multiple awards
  • Co-founded Farm Jam -an acoustic music festival in Taiwan proving that musicians and organizers can all make a fair wage 
  • Gigmaster's top slot for solo artists in Oregon, Southern Washington in mid-late '00s 
  • Portland, Oregon Rose Festival performance (with Irish band: Swanky Ceili)
  • Enviro-tainment as Recycleman: hundreds of shows to promote sustainability
Discography: 
  • 2003 - "Basement Troubadour" (short run)
  • 2004 - "Too Much Money" (short run)
  • 2007 - "-M-" (Experimental EP)
  • 2011 - "Chen Mo" with Taiwan band Chen Mo (Golden Indie Awards -Best New Band nomination
  • 2015 - The Wilderness - (September 2015) 
  • 2017 - Devil Hands