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Mike Goudreau
Mike Goudreau
Derby Line, VT  USA
May 03, 2008
23,246 plays
"Quality Canadian blues...solid and unpretentious...swings with snappy sincerity and crisp energy...In a perfect world this cd would put Goudreau on the U.S. radar" Hal Horowitz, Blues Revue Magazine, USA Oct/Nov 2006 Issue "Goudreau plays lead guitar with the tone and taste of greats like Otis Rush and Albert King, and writes compelling, original songs". Jeremy Loome, Edmonton Sun One of Canadas most under-appreciated blues combos. Ian Angus, CIUT 89.5 FM, Toronto Undiluted blues from one of the purest players on the Canadian scene Al Kirkcaldy, CFFF 92.7 FM, Peterborough, ON The Grass Aint Greener is a rockin, rompin, stompin good time.solid, creamy, tight and tasty licks executed with precision and class Billie Lucas, CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo BC Goudreau is a natural. He leads a great band with exciting original songs that dare you to sit still John Valenteyn, Maple Blues, Toronto Blues Society " The Grass Ain't Greener " est un de ces albums racés qui font figure de référence dans une carrière, aussi riche et chargée soit elle ! Fred Delforge, zicazic.com, France
Band/artist history
Born in 1965 in Newport, Vermont into a musical family with an English mother and a French-Canadian father, Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn't stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and later, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powder Blues and Downchild - to name a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues. Since 2007, Mike's songs have been heard on hundreds of network TV shows and films, such as the Universal Pictures film ''Dark Waters'' (in theaters November 22, 2019), the Hollywood film ''The Banker'', starring Samuel Jackson (in theaters in 2020), City On The Hill (Showtime), The Flash (CW) , The Neighborhood (CBS), NCIS Los Angeles (CBS), Chicago PD (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), Life In Pieces (CBS), Bloodline ( Netflix) , Gotham (FOX) , the Hollywood film "Passengers" (2016), the TV movie North Pole (Hallmark Channel), The Fosters (ABC Family) , Defiance (FX), Hung (HBO), Memphis Beat (TNT), Friday Night Lights (ABC), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), Scoundrels (ABC) , Justified (FX) , George Lopez Show (TBS), Dirty Sexy Money (ABC ), Army Wives (Lifetime) , Kath & Kim (NBC), Auction Kings (Discovery), Oddities (Discovery), Duck Dynasty (Discovery) and Everybody Hates Chris (CW) just to name a few. Mike is also highly in demand as a sideman and has backed up many international artists such as , harmonica legend Lee Oskar, Garou, Roch Voisine, Corneille , Robert Charlebois, John Primer, Diunna Greenleaf, John Hammond, Linda ''Chocolate Thunder'' Rodney and the Prime Minister of the Blues Dutch Mason just to name a few and he has toured in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Mexico and Eastern Canada. When asked why he plays both jazz and blues Mike replies: "I get bored doing just one type of music. I love jazz for its beautiful melodies, chords, and improvisation. I love blues for its energy, soul and milking its three-chord structure. I enjoy playing rock 'n roll too. But no matter what music I play it has to SWING. Mike's produced 20 Albums (1994-2019) Visit www.mikegoudreau.com for the full picture !
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Play Festivals, Concert halls and the occasional bar - Have played hundreds of gigs most notible 6 appearances at The Montreal Jazz Festival.
Your musical influences
Albert King, T-Bone Walker, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, Eric Clapton, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Brian Setzer.
What equipment do you use?
Custom shop Tele Nocaster, 57 reissue Strat, Custom shop Vibroking amp, Gibson Les Paul Historic 58 Reissue ,Full tone 2 over-drive, Guild acoustic
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