Roots Run Deep

by Mike Herman

Released 2011
Independent
Released 2011
Independent
A modern day bluesman with his roots firmly set on keeping the style from the 20's & 30's alive. His style intricately blends the influences of various styles into a sound that portrays both the roots of blues and the branching out of the blues.
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The songs have a real down home, danceable quality to them.
Mike’s rural tinged lyrics, bouncy melodies and solid finger picked
guitar certainly reflects his deep Piedmont blues influences and
the love he has for the country blues. Along with some nice slide
playing and tasty guitar lines the addition of sweet vocal harmonies
round out the songs quite nicely.
I first me Mike when I was teaching acoustic blues guitar out
of the …
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Mike Herman So-Lo

by Mike Herman

Released 2007
CatskillCreek Music
Released 2007
CatskillCreek Music
A long time member of the acoustic blues duo The Hell Hounds - Mike is now performing solo. Mike has blended his influences of acoustic blues, bluegrass, ragtime and most recently old-timey music into a style uniquely his own.
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Mike grew up on Long Island, NY. He got his first guitar at age 10 and started taking lessons. As a teenager he heard the fingerpicking guitar of Jorma Kaukonen on Hot Tuna recordings - and knew that was the style he wanted to play. Reading liner notes introduced him to the country bluesmen who recorded in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s, and he began combing through the record stores for the reissued albums of these musicians. …
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No Hat Required

by Mike Herman

Released 2009
Catskill Creek Music
Released 2009
Catskill Creek Music
A perfect blend of his musical influences including acoustic fingerstyle blues, old-timey and ragtime ~ along with a voice that makes you want to stay to listen to at least one more.
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Since his decision to follow his own path and “go solo,” Mike Herman has been a busy man between performing, writing songs, recording, and still after 15 years, offering guitar
instructions.
The 15 plus year finger-style guitarist in the regional acoustic blues duo ‘The Hell Hounds,’ Mike decided to give a solo act a go after a brief lived stint with the five piece bluegrass band ‘Aurora North Catskill Mt. Bluegrass.’ It was while playing with the …
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