Live at the Evening Muse
Both an audio CD and video DVD are included in this incredibly low priced package. Mike Garrigan has been writing and recording music since he was 16 years old. Mike developed his talent for songwriting as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated in 1997 with a double major in history and political science, Phi Beta Kappa. While an undergrad, Mike recorded two notable albums. Building a Hole (1994) made a relevant, solo aggro-acoustic statement which filled many North Carolina coffee shops with new and interested fans. The Lessons of Autumn (1996) departed from Mike's solo acoustic style by employing the newly signed Atlantic Records band Athenaeum as the session band. This polished sound attracted even more fans as well as interest from prominent management companies. After college, Mike formed the modern rock band Collapsis. Joining forces with Scott Carle (formerly of Dillon Fence), Ryan Pickett, and Chris Holloway (formerly of Queen Sarah Saturday) the band exploded on to the national music scene, peaking in 2000 with the #28 Billboard Modern Rock hit 'Automatic.' Culminating with the Cherry Entertainment/Universal Records release Dirty Wake, Collapsis toured the U.S. for three years. In January of 2001, Collapsis disbanded for undisclosed reasons. In March of 2001, Mike joined the Atlantic Records band Athenaeum and toured the U.S. in support of the self-titled album Athenaeum. The band toured the country through the end of 2001 and continued to play regionally through the end of 2004. During his tenure with Athenaeum, Mike recorded The Promise of Summer (2002), the follow up to The Lessons of Autumn. In 2004, the Mike Garrigan Four (known familiarly as mg4) recorded and released Gravity Affects Me, a four song EP that show cases some of Mike's best writing to date. While mg4 doesn't actively tour, the band finds time to play about 12 shows a year. Currently, Mike is touring as a solo acoustic artist. Mike Garrigan: Live at the Evening Muse (CD/DVD)is his first live album.