mike skliar 0

@mikeskliar 

10025 US   Feb 2006

www.mikeskliar.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   bob dylan, loudon wainwright, lennon & mccartney, george harrison, richard thompson, grateful dead/jerry garcia, frank sinatra (& all the jazz standards he sang by gershwin, cole porter, rogers & hart, harold arlen, etc etc), john prine, dan bern, hank williams, tom lehrer, allen sherman, various classical composers, today's headlines, yesterday's obituaries, & lots more I guess..

I've in New York City , have done FAWM since 2006. I play acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica,and a few other string things. I write a mix of the serious & comic, and sometimes topical/political songs, but alot of other things too.

Pronouns- he/him

I have two older cds on CD Baby -"mike skliar" , at cd baby here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/skliar
and "Ship of State" (featuring many other fawmers singing on the title track and contributing to other tracks too) http://cdbaby.com/cd/skliar2

More recent projects are on bandcamp (mostly all free or pay-what-you-want (and free is fine!)-
Check out the many albums at-
https://mikeskliar.bandcamp.com/

These albums are sometimes drawn from the various FAWM and 50/90 (50 songs in 90 days) songs I wrote and recorded, with a little polishing and re-recording added.

Notes on a few recent projects:

"A serious case of midnight" (released April 2019)- mostly drawn from songs written in FAWM 2019.

"Sliding Back" (released Dec. 2018) - written and recorded in the summer and fall of 2018.

From the older ones, "Chill on Chill" is an electronica-flavored virtual instrument album called that's a big departure for me- an all-instrumental groovefest, and alot of fun, especially as you don't have to hear me sing!

Finally, the last few years I've been part of a collaborative musical project, "Seth & Skliar" with a good friend of mine who is a NYC Cabdriver- our debut album is a combination of spoken word, songs, poems & stories about NYC, cab driving, etc.. it's called "The Bards of Gridlock" - its great fun and a real trip!

https://sethskliar.bandcamp.com/album...

the 'seth and skliar' project will hopefully also be active this FAWM and posting brand new songs here at http://fawm.org/fawmers/sethandskliar/

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  • @cts 2 days

    Y’know - I coulda sworn we hooked up on FB. Course corrected and make sure you save room for us for collab. I have an idea that I have jotted in my notes. More to come if u’re down with it.

  • @zecoop  2 days

    Welcome back to FAWM, Mike! Let's go... 😀

  • @hummingbear 3 days

    So, so very much to sing about this year, right?

  • @tsunamidaily  5 days

    have the best FAWM this year!

  • @andygetch  6 days

    Leap FAWM and US presidential election primaries in the same month.....inspirational coincidence?

  • @sw1n3flu  6 days

    Year 15??? OMFG. Welcome back have a great one Mike.