With a devoted following throughout Colorado’s Front Range, Mike Clark stakes out musical territory somewhere between blues rock and garage soul. His wide repertoire takes full advantage of his expertise with harmonica, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and concertina, as well as a voice that can jump from a sultry growl to Redding-esque falsetto in the space of a few bars. The resulting sound is old-school, laid-back and altogether infectious, turning his live shows into singalongs, dance parties or sometimes both.
A prolific songwriter and performer whose past projects run the gamut from country-punk (the Jack Trades) to bluegrass (Crow Flies) to gypsy folk (The Ghost of Michael Clark), Clark’s alter ego as one-fifth of the popular Pueblo Americana outfit the Haunted Windchimes has seen him sharing stages with everyone from Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to Garrison Keillor, playing before an audience of 4 million on A Prairie Home Companion last year. With his solo tour, West Coast audiences get the chance to hear some of the best material yet from this chameleonic artist in a more intimate setting than ever before.