"I just want to craft something that will last... I can recall moments throughout my life where lyrics in songs hit me, like they were written just for me. That's what I'm striving to accomplish."
Informed by his life in Kenora, Ontario, and a quick wit: He draws in UFO's, low rent hotels, while a collection of broken hearted characters form the cast. Mike works with these elements to create relatable stories to meet his modern interpretations on classic sounds.
With musical influences ranging decades, modern and antiquated, the constant criteria was to keep the song at the forefront. 'Lonesome Boxcar' grew from a group assembled to record "I'm attempting clever", to a fully functioning live act; Providing the sonic footprint that respected that sounds of the past, while invoking modern sounds.
Currently preparing the second release with this band entitled "Mixtape (for an old flame)", due in summer of 2017 on vinyl, digital, and CD.