Working on the new album "In the Root" estimated release date Oct 22. Writing new song for the 2023 album "Songs Started on a Boat" release date.....????
Recording since 1989 Mike has released 32 albums. Born in Lachine, Quebec, Mike began writing music at twelve and performing at fifteen. Influenced by alternative, if not quirky, Blues, Folk and Country musicians and lyricists, Mike focused on developing his own sound and style after moving to Boston in 1984. He relocated to Vancouver in 1994. Presently working on his new album “In The Root” , scheduled release date Oct/Nov. 2022
Has played on almost all Mike's albums since 2008 "Surrender to Saturation". https://www.supergdodger.com/
Joined Mike and Pat on 2017's "The Movies" play on all full band recording since. Also produced recorded and mixed 5 of Mike's last 6 albums. https://www.wayneschmidtmusic.com/
Produced recorded and mixed many of Mike's recordings. Wrote music for tv and commercials, has released a couple of his own albums.
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Infusing multiple genres into a generally feel good album titled Got 3 Minutes, Mike Carew has another winner on his hands.Read on for our full analysis of the record, in addition to a background on this music veteran. To begin, believe it or not, this is Mike Carew’s 32nd album released of all time. Wow! With an infinite amount of listening to do in his backlog, we’re going to focus on his latest release, Got 3 Minutes, it’s an eclectic blend of quirky Rock, Blues, Folk, and Country that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of all those who listen. Truly, we enjoyed every moment of this album and can’t wait to tell you all about it. Originally from Quebec, Mike started his musical journey at 12 when he started writing.
Coming in at 15 total songs, spanning right around 46 minutes in length, Mike truly does hit the spectrum of sound in including so many different genres throughout the listen. With that being said though, he left us with a consistency mainly surrounding his earnest vocals and strong storytelling chops.
Songs like “Are You Afraid”, “Just You”, and countless others are sincere looks into his life and personal experiences. It’s honestly incredible to think that after releasing 32 albums, with another one on the way in October, that Mike still has the urge and creativity to keep this up. We’ll say it 100 times, but the cohesiveness and uplifting feeling that Got 3 Minutes gave us is a feeling we’ll be continuing to chase. Without a doubt we know we’ll give his discography a run through, however if you’re reading, start off with this record. Additionally, songs such as the title track “Got 3 Minutes” and “Been Here Before” could be pulled off to be playlisted due to their replayability. However the feeling this record gave us is it would be best consumed by listening from start to finish. You get that wholesome feeling midway through and the feel good nature of it all comes through effortlessly.
Lastly, we’ve provided all the important links below so that you can listen and follow along, but really, you’ve got to keep up to date with Mike Carew because something new is always around the corner! Enjoy.
-- Review writen by wewriteaboutmusic.com