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‘Everything Changed’ Picked For Alternate Root Top Ten

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.

By | 2018-05-17T10:08:20+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on ‘Everything Changed’ Picked For Alternate Root Top Ten

Festy Westy – Adventures In Music

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-03T16:06:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Festy Westy – Adventures In Music

Americana Profiles Live From Merlefest with host Greg Tutwiler

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.

By | 2018-05-03T14:50:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Americana Profiles Live From Merlefest with host Greg Tutwiler

Mike Nominated for Best Country Act – Veer Music Award

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

By | 2018-01-09T20:28:02+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Press, What's Happening|Comments Off on Mike Nominated for Best Country Act – Veer Music Award

VIRGINIA Video Nominated for Best Video – Veer Music Award

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-09T16:12:08+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Press, What's Happening|Comments Off on VIRGINIA Video Nominated for Best Video – Veer Music Award

“Virginia” Video Captures Commonwealth’s Glory

"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.

By | 2017-04-19T20:31:27+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on “Virginia” Video Captures Commonwealth’s Glory

No Depression Review of Mike’s Tall Tales & Troubadours Show

The Cowboy and the Sailor - Mike Aiken's "Tall Tales and Troubadours" Mike Aiken on September 24, 2016 BY RON WRAY Not too often you find a sailor and a cowboy together in one singer-songwriter, a Virginian one at that. But, Mike Aiken is that singular performer, one shit kicker boot in full cowboy Nashville... [...]

By | 2016-11-16T23:26:48+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Press|Comments Off on No Depression Review of Mike’s Tall Tales & Troubadours Show

Mike and LoweRider Entertainment Join Forces for Booking

Mike Aiken is pleased to announce that he has entered into an agency agreement with Sam Lowe and LoweRider Entertainment. " Sam's commitment to my music combined with his boutique-style of agency is a win/win. I'm excited and feel fortunate to be working with Sam and LRE." View release

By | 2015-09-02T13:32:44+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Press|Comments Off on Mike and LoweRider Entertainment Join Forces for Booking

9th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest Line-Up Announced

          Read online - 9th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest Lineup 9th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest Line-Up Announced  Coastal Virginia Event Runs October 3 & 4; Talent, Charm & History Combine To Benefit Youth Music Education Norfolk, VA (August 19, 2014) --Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest returns to Smithfield, Virginia for its ninth year with [...]

By | 2014-08-19T18:30:24+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Press|Comments Off on 9th Annual Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest Line-Up Announced

Mike Releases New Single – “Your Memory Wins”

Mike Aiken's Your Memory Wins Delivers a Dose of Much Needed Traditional Country to Radio Today Nashville, TN (August 6, 2014) -  Northwind Records' Mike Aiken steers away from songs about tailgates, beer and first kisses with a tribute to traditional roots country and life-long love with the release of  "Your Memory Wins."  As summer days slip away and [...]

By | 2014-08-07T22:15:20+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Press|Comments Off on Mike Releases New Single – “Your Memory Wins”

Reviews

"A performer loved by audiences."
- Virginia Commission for the Arts
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"Mike is something of a floating John Prine crossed with Ry Cooder." - Sail Magazine
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"Great show! Very happy with Mike, we will have him back."
- Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

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