Blues Ain't News
Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. But Mike can't be pigeonholed as a blues player, or even as a fingerstylist. He's far too versatile for that. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Grammy-winning Mike's musicality, depth, and mastery of the instrument translates fluently to flattop, archtop, and resonator guitars alike. 'Mike Dowling has scored another grand slam with his newest release, The Blues Ain't News. Mike creates very compelling music with his silky smooth vocals and impreccably tasteful guitar playing. For those of us addicted to Mike's music, this newest release is a must have.' -- Paul Kucharski, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar.