Mikey Sweet

Mikey Sweet

Fri ยท November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Parlor Room

$12/Adv, $15/Door

This event is all ages

Mikey Sweet
Mikey Sweet
With a sound characterized by deft guitar picking and a raw, haunting voice, Northampton, MA-based singer-songwriter Mikey Sweet connects with listeners' hearts through the simple universal power of song. With a sound described as song-centric folk-Americana, Sweet writes in the tradition of American storytelling shaped by such legends as Prine, Towns Van Zandt and Springsteen. Revealing a vulnerability rarely seen on stage, Sweet weaves themes of hope and redemption through the apocalyptic backdrop of his songs like a silk thread, evoking an emotional intensity that cannot help but affect the listener.
Described as a "haunting fingerprint of the young lost traveler of the American landscape," by (some guy at a bus stop) Sweet's personal history informs all of his song writing. His cryptic lyrics pay autobiographic homage to the duality between the freedom and the isolation inherent in the transient life (although none of these songs are about him, as he's known to say with a smirk). The confessional quality of Sweet's poetry brings fresh nuance to the ancient art of storytelling as the troubled troubadour conjures images of the less than romantic edge of the road dog life. Says Deb Hebert of Blue Bird Reviews, "Most compelling is Sweet's skill for translating matters of the heart in such a way the lesson learned is universal, a trait that parallels some of our generations greatest storytellers in Springsteen, Hiatt and Browne."

At this show I will be joined by Ryan Hommel on Pedal steel guitar (Sweet Back Sisters, Heather Maloney, and Paul Kochanski on stand up bass of ( Lori Mecenna, Al Anderson, Swinging Steaks and JJ Oconnel on Drums.... Heather Maloney and others....
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060