"Mike Delaney's new album, Evening News, is right up there with
the best in the tradition of folk music as a vehicle for protest and
information. A modern-day troubadour with a great feel for
good lyrics!"--Penny Nichols, singer, composer, producer and
"Mike is a solid songwriter who takes the stage with comfort,
warmth, humanity, and ease"--David Roth, (www.davidrothmusic.com).
"Mike Delaney is a multi-instrumentalist... who plays with everybody, sings with everybody, picks with everybody, writes great tunes, plays great mandoline, great guitar, ...he does it all.--Mark Cosgrove, extrordinary flatpicker.
"I love hearing him play, and I enjoy his humor, and ...I'm really glad that he's not Maura Kennedy, because we already have a Maura Kennedy, and if he was Maura Kennedy we wouldn't have a Mike Delaney.--John Kirk, singer, songwriter, fiddler, and humorist.
"In the finest tradition of the singer/songwriter as
social and political conscience, Mike Delaney
skewers our foibles and hypocricies with an insight,
and often self-deprecating humor, that are never mean spirited
or self-righteous"--Steve Friedman, producer, engineer, musician,
Melville Park Studio, Boston, MA (www.melvillepark.com
mike has been recommended by Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe. And
Dan Gewertz of the Boston Herald observed that as an open mike host
Mike Delaney “provides a warm, supportive atmosphere for
“You did a
beautiful job with 1-800-CONFESS. Quite an homage to SAMW and the
whole camp scene”—David Roth, (www.davidrothmusic.com).
"Your CD has
been living in my car, ready whenever I need a chuckle. I'll be having another colonoscopy, it seems, according to my
doctor's schedule. I'll be humming your tune. And I just had
some gumline surgery yesterday -- any songs for that?"--Joel
silly a while ago. His
sense of humor will biff you upside the head like a nerf bat."—Randy
Browning of Late Bloomers (www.latebloomersmusic.com)
“New England Weather is a
large group of folkies who truly love playing music together and for
others. It’s a real treat.”--Dick
Pleasants, WUMB Radio,
91.9, www.wumb.org, email@example.com.
"Just listened to 'Quabbin's Long-Forgotten Grave' and loved
it! The music, the words, the message"--Michael Tougias, www.michaeltougias.com, author of
'Quabbin: A History and Explorer's Guide' and also the national
bestsellers 'Ten Hours Until Dawn' and 'Fatal
"Mike is an excellent guitarist, mandolinist and singer, as well as a witty, intelligent songwriter. His songs are often cause to stop and think about the issues he writes about.", Joey Ammo (Joseph Amicangelo), Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Artist at SESAC.
"You have a lovely voice", Karen Woodhall, Singer.
"Low Carb" is one of the "best new climate songs", Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock (www.ecoshock.org).
"Your CD is quite witty...Nice
tribute to The Kennedys, whose music I have enjoyed for
years."--Doug Dick, WVGN, St. Thomas, Virgin
"Mike's new CD, Evening News, is clearly a
must-buy. (I mean, what's not to like about "Old Wooden Chair?" And
I want to learn "Trash this Planet")"--Peg Espinola,
"Evening News sounds great! My favorite songs are
"Daddy, who's Mark Twain" and "Empty Driveway" but the whole CD has
a nice sound and it flows well."--Michael Scott O'Donnell, singer,
songwriter, and concert producer, www.msomusic.com.
"I have both of Mike Delaney's
CDs and put them in whenever I'm feeling down. Those fun songs
pick me up in a hurry."--Rich Mosley, concert producer, promoter,
and music fan.
"I'm enjoying your CDs. Very funny songs. I will definitely
play them on the radio show."--Diane Crowe, host of Music of
the People on WMCB, 107.9 FM.
"You have funny good stuff going
on"--Pastor Mustard, host of "The Bluegrass with Mustard Show" on
Aspen Public Radio, www.aspenpublicradio.org.
"Mike is one of best songwriters around, and he is also the host of the tremendous Roslindale Open Mike."--Dan Cloutier, singer-songwriter and host of the Amazing Things open mike.
"Mike is a terrific performer, fun and witty. His message is one that everyone should hear"--Karen Weber, organizer, Boston Green Fest.
"Mike Delaney is the Leon Russell of the 21st century"--Barry Spiro, singer-songwriter.
What "they" are saying about "Boston Harbor: No Longer Dirty Water":
"EVEN though Mike's new CD "Boston Harbor" came to me $1.21 postage due, I figured it was worth a buck and a quarter (keep the change) to see what he was up to this time around. Thanks to the liner notes I now know what Mike's day job is, but you never ask these questions of other musicians when you see them. You just listen to the music (he's a fine and prolific songwriter) and take it from there. Mike is always someone I'm interested to hear. With this disk I continue to be. I've got three more words for Mike: "Weigh the package".--David Roth, www.davidrothmusic.com, fantastic singer, songwriter, performer, and inspirational humanitarian.
"When Mike Delaney is not busy making the Boston Harbor safe for all the various gilled and finned creatures and swimmers and making sure the water that comes to your house has nothing other than water in it he is busy being a pretty darn good songwriter and performer. Mike's new CD "BOSTON HARBOR: No longer dirty water" is my favorite of his so far. Some of the songs are very touching and some are very funny. Mike is a great parody writer, but his serious songs are great as well. Mike also covers some nice songs on this CD. I am particularly fond of #9. Go out and buy this recording. " -- John Ferullo, writer of "Harbor Town".
"I got a kick out of your CD very clever. You’ll have to some sort of MWRA/DCR performance. Maybe on top of the digesters with your band kind of like the Beatles Get Back roof top performance.--Bill Pula, Superintendent of the Quabbin Reservoir for the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
"I finally had an opportunity to listen to your music on the CD that you left at my office. Thanks for thinking of me. I never knew you had "chops". Nice sound and interesting lyrics. And I'd be remiss not to mention the powder blue tux.......reminiscent of my high school senior prom. It's good to know that there are other renaissance guys out there."--Dr. Mark Nankin, Mike's dentist.
"Charlie Button sent me a copy of Boston Harbor: No Longer Dirty Water. WOW! I got such a huge kick out of it. Great job—very clever and a lot of fun. I think “Scum” might be my favorite. All the songs brought back so many great memories. We all changed the course of history, didn’t we? I still use the lessons from my days at MWRA every day."--Elisa Speranza, formerly of MWRA.
"Hey Mike thanks for sending the new cd along. Funny! You're a very clever writer, as well as a fine player, and your heart is not only in the right place, it's in the right time, too. We need you!"--Bennett Hammond, distinguished musician, songwriter, and philosopher. Used without permission.
"The tunes are great fun to listen to...I especially enjoyed the cover track (it's so Mike Delaney!) the Eels song (I remember seeing thousands of them crawl up the Lawrence Dam in one great wriggling collumn-like mass when I was a kid), and the MF Daisy cover song, which reminds me (conceptually) of Harry Nilsson's "Think About Your Troubles" which may actually make a good Mike Delaney cover."--Elizabeth Kennett, musician, songwriter, and graphic artist.
"It's really good."--Matt Liebman, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"A chuckle with every track"--Ron White, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
"Your music is unique and paints wonderful images of Massachusetts!"--Frani Halperin, Senior Producer, H2O Radio.
Even more buzz about Mike...
“More agreeable than an electrical buzz from a bad transformer!” --Davis Sweet, the world’s foremost authority.
Radio/Internet Airplay: Here
are radio stations and internet radiostations that have played songs
from 1-800-CONFESS and/or added it to their CD library. Please
support these stations and request my songs!
Dr. Demento, www.drdemento.com,
(Current as of 5/26/12 as far as I know courtesy of the FOLK-DJ Archives. If you'd like a disk for air play drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Fox's Minstrel Show, WRFG, Atlanta, GA, www.wrfg.org, Harlon Joye, 4/18/10,
Trash This Planet
Acoustic Soup, 2AIR-FM, east
Australia - 21 Nov 2006,
SOUP, Laura Summerfield, Coffs Coast Community
Radio, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
107.9, 24th April 2007, Reflecting on Global Conflict,
Peace Through War
Town & Country, New
Zealand. Mon 20 Nov, 783KHz AM, Mon 20 Nov
06, Low Carb
Robyne Fawx, The Saturday Morning Folk Show, KDVS Radio,
90.3 fm, www.kdvs.org,
Trash This Planet is in rotation on Jango Radio and being
played to Jango’s 7 million listeners. www.jango.com
8/17/09 Evening News
12/21/09 Peace Through
on Music of the People, hosted by Diane Crowe on WMCB,
107.9, Greenfield, MA http://wmcbmusicofthepeople.blogspot.com/
6/20/09 - Trash this
Fresh Folk, Utah Public Radio/KUSU-FM, Blair
Half of My Brain
Half of My Brain
Slippers, Click Your Heals Together, KFOK Georgetown, CA
1/20/07 Half of My
3/10/07 Half of My
5/12/07 Half of My
8/4/07 Half of My
9/1/07 Peace Through
2/14/09 Daddy, Who's Mark
Norman Whitman--Detours, WYSO-FM, Antioch University, 795 Livermore
St., Yellow Springs,
10/14/07 Management Things (10/16 National Boss
09/30/07 Peace Through War
Fox's Minstrel Show, WRFG, Atlanta, GA
Kennedys / Eight Miles High / Songs of the Open Road /
Mike Delaney / I Wanna Be Maura
Kennedy / 1-800-Confess / Self
Doug Lewis Show
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Doug Lewis Show is a Sing
Out Radio Partner, www.singout.org
Sunday Coffee House <sundaycoffeehouse@YAHOO.CA>, 02/04/07, Greg Schatzmann, CJLX
91.3FM Belleville, ON http://www.91x.fm, CKHA 100.9FM, Haliburton, ON http://www.canoefm.com, Low Carb
Martin-Erickson, Tom martin-erickson@WPR.ORG,
Wisconsin Public Radio,
28 January 2007, I’m Changing My
Name to DOT.COM
Marshfield, MA, 95.9 FM, www.959watd.com, Tomorrow's
Dreams, www.loveourmusic.com, Tofu
the Vegan Killer Whale
WBCR, 97.7 FM, Berkshire Community Radio, Great
Barrington, MA, www.berkshireradio.org, Graham and Barbara Dean, www.commonsensesongs.com
Arthur Elliott, "Sidestream", Radio 99.7FM, Brisbane, Australia.
Whole Wheat Radio,
PO Box 872,
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676,
10/26/06 a bunch of
Jim Albertson, Down Jersey,
WSNJ-1240 AM and WMVB-1440 AM, www.wsnjam.com, I Remember Blue,
"General Eclectic", WCVF-FM,
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
Alley/WKSU, 1613 E. Summit
St., Kent, OH 44242-0001
WUMD, UMASS Dartmouth, www.wsmu.org
Harris Radio, www.harrisradio.com
http://www.cctvcambridge.org/bandwidth Cambridge Community TV
Cline, www.kilocyclekowboys.com, This Old Porch, WNCW, Spindale, NC, 88.7 FM www.wncw.org
Bruce Cameron, 'Come All Ye', Radio 2MCE-FM,
NSW 2795, Australia
Troubadours * Folk Time!,
Stouffer, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705,
724-357-3816 and Folk Time! Productions, 944 East Pike
PA 15701, 724-422-8750
Michael Stock, WLRN Radio,
172 NE 15th ST,
Miami, FL 33132
Midnight Special, Chicago, IL, www.midnightspecial.org
Morgan Huke WMFO Tufts
Bruce Sylvester WMBR MIT
Pease WERS Emerson
Whole Wheat Radio
Online Folk Festival.com Greg Grant
Larcheveque WMUA acoustic café
Maggie Ferguson, WXOU Auburn Hills MI
Diane Karl, KBOO Portland OR
Sonny Ochs, WRPI, Middleburgh NY
Post, WVUD, Newark DE
Slippers, KVMR Nevada
Lanagan, PBS Victoria Australia
Angela Page, wjffradio.org, Liberty, NY
Robert Resnick, Vermont Public Radio
Johnson, Acoustic Accents, TOK,AK
Robyne Fawx, KDVS, UC Davis, CA
Robson UMFM Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dolan, WJCU Cleveland OH
Laura Summerfield Acoustic Soup, Australia
Cline This Old Porch Charlotte NC
Eddie O'Strange New Zealand
Bruce Cameron Come All Ye, Australia
Michael Stock WLRN Miami FL
Rogers WIUP Indiana, PA
Bingham WCVF Fredonia NY
Naomi Arenberg WGBH
Harris Harris Radio
Albertson Down Jersey
Norm Whitman WYSO
Yellow Springs, OH
Wanner, WUMD So. Dartmouth, MA
DiBiasio WICN Worcester
The Bluegrass with Mustard Show, Aspen Public Radio, www.aspenpublicradio.org
Quotes for New England Weather (www.neweather.com):
"As we all know New England Weather is
notoriously unpredictible and so is the folk band with that name.
But it's unpredictible only in its repertoire; they often surprise
you. But when it comes to the quality of their rollicking
performances, they are not the least bit unpredictible... with them
it's always fair weather." - Richard Walton,
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (www.soup.org)
"The Inuits have a multitude of words to
describe snow. With a language that rich, perhaps my "good mornings"
after Salon Sundays could convey what I am feeling. ... "a little
slice of Heaven." And I am both deliciously satiated and always
yearning for more. New England Weather exemplifies that. The
interaction of these people who are so dear to each other, and so
steeped in each others music produces a result so beautiful it takes
your breath away. Each one brings a unique, unmistakable identity
and the rest pay homage with their artful blend of rythmns and
harmonies. You almost hated to applaud at the end of a song because
you wanted to sit in the afterglow just a moment
Maaavelous?!" - mfdaisy, Salon Sunday (www.salonsunday.com)
"First of all I would like to thank ... New
England Weather for a terrific show last Friday. If you have
never heard these guys, you really owe it to yourself to track
[them] down ... and let them astound your world. Doing originals
from as far back as 1400 years ago, [they] take you on a fascinating
musical journey covering everything from a mining disaster to a
vegetarian killer whale. It is enjoyable, to say the least and is
not fattening, however it is habit forming." - Steve
Howard, Lyrics & Latte's (www.myspace.com/accidentalsmusic)
"New England Weather is just as
described. Able to change in an instant, due to the stellar
individual qualities of its members. You don't get one sound. You
get old and new original folk, blues and bluegrass - all delivered
with an energy that will stand you up." - Susan Irene
Master, Musician and Concert Producer
"New England Weather is a group of five
talented musicians who are obviously friends as well as music
partners. They share a diversity of musical styles from folk music
including gospel and world music, to well-crafted original
compositions. They perform on a variety of instruments and are known
for their fine harmony singing. They have an informal style which
immediately makes the audience very comfortable and eager to sing
along. Though they function beautifully as a group, each member
comes through as an individual, well supported by the others. I look
forward to hearing more of their music!" - Ellen F.
Schmidt, Musician and Producer (www.ellenschmidt.com)