Highlighted new release in Americana from the Americana Music Association. View here.
Great review of Wayward Troubadour here... The cuts lend themselves to traditional country with touches of blues, roots, and even a shot of rockabilly... Our favorites had deep ties to the blues. First up, the somber tale of a woman doing whatever she can to survive is the story of that “Hard Working Working Girl.” [...]
VIRGINIA’S MARITIME MUSIC STRUMS THE LEGACY OF OUR OCEANS, BAYS AND RIVERS By Ron Wray Ron celebrates the 'watery' music heritage of Virginia with Mike and Bob Zentz. Read the article here.
Interview: Singer Mike Aiken talks about sailing, new album 'Wayward Troubadour'With songs on his upcoming album Wayward Troubadourhaving titles like “Two Lane Highway” and “Travelin’ Bone,” you get the idea that the singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Aiken does indeed know the nation’s highways and byways like the back of his hand. What you may [...]
Alternate Root Magazine has selected Mike's new tune 'Everything Changed' from the upcoming Wayward Troubadour album as their Top Ten for the week. Listen and order via Spotify. Check it out here.
Very cool slant on music interviews and perspective. Mike sat down with Festy Westy's Aaron Shackleford during MerleFest to talk about how the 'music plays the band' from influences to style, how it all plays into who we become as artists. Great write up. Expect more interesting coverage from this relatively fresh Festy Westy. Check [...]
Americana Rhythm's Greg Tutwiler sat down with Mike during MerleFest to catch up. They've known each other for a long time now so check it out. They're talking about all things music, some boats, the upcoming Wayward Troubadour release and more. Listen to the podcast here.
Mike is honored to be nominated for Veer Magazine's Best Country award. Mike's "VIRGINIA" video is also up for Best Video. Cast your vote daily for BEST VIDEO and BEST COUNTRY ACT here. Thank you! FACT:Did you know that Mike's seventh studio album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR, will be released this Spring? https://youtu.be/xuy_YlqR6N8
Mike's latest video 'Virignia', about the Commonwealth he calls home, is up for Best Video in the 7th Annual Veer Music Awards. Mike is also up for Best Country Act. Cast your vote daily for BEST VIDEO and BEST COUNTRY ACT here. Thank you! FACT:Did you know that the song 'VIRGINIA' is on Mike's CAPTAINS [...]
"This should be our state song." -Paul Shugrue, NPR - WHRV, Norfolk, VA Mike Aiken's new video, "Virginia," features a unique and personal view of the Commonwealth this singer/songwriter calls home. "Virginia" is the latest single from Aiken's critically-acclaimed sixth studio album, CAPTAINS & COWBOYS, released on Northwind Records. Read complete release here.