Mike Herman, So-Lo Acoustic Roots & Blues

Mike Herman, So-Lo Acoustic Roots & Blues


Mike offers up Finger-Pickin'-Good Acoustic Roots & Country Blues. It's like being on the front porch listening to Jorma Kaukonen, Jerry Garcia, and Taj Mahal belting out traditional songs & pickin' their asses off!!! www.MikeHermanSolo.com


Growing up on Long Island, music for Mike Herman included guitar lessons with Little Toby Walker, a trip to and through Mississippi with Toby searching out and playing with old-time bluesmen such as Jack Owens, Eugene Powell, and R.L. Burnside, and attaining a Bachelor's Degree in Music at SUNY Purchase.
To follow was a long wished for move to the Catskill Mountains. The next 12 years were spent teaching guitar and playing in the regional acoustic blues duo - The Hell Hounds. Their time together included recording three of their own CD's, and contributing on two compilations for Larchmont Recordings with other artists such as: Rhonda Vincent, Sue Foley, and Duke Robillard. They have performed at concerts, festivals, clubs and colleges up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest, and have opened for notables such as Roy Bookbinder, John Hammond, and Bob Margolin.
After The Hounds went their separate ways, Mike explored his interest in bluegrass and old-timey music while playing with the Aurora North Catskill Mountain Bluegrass band.
Mike now blends his influence of acoustic blues, bluegrass, ragtime, and old-timey music into a style uniquely his own. He currently teaches private lessons in Oneonta, teaches a Guitar Workshop at SUNY Delhi, offers Lesson Packages on his web-site, and performs regularly.
More than a few listeners have commented that if they could not see - they would be sure they were listening to Jorma Kaukonen, and that his song-writing style is reminiscent of Bob Dylan.

Indie Recording Artist of Toe-tappin' Knee-slappin' make ya wanna shake somethin' acoustic country blues. With well blended influences of acoustic blues, bluegrass, ragtime & old-timey, his whole-souled talent and skill in composing is only heightened by his masterful marriage of words and music.


In December 2007, Mike released his first CD, "So-Lo" showcasing nine self-penned songs and three traditionals.
In February 2009 he recorded a Live CD at Fernando's Lounge, and that CD "No Hat Required" was released in May.
He is currently working on his next CD, with an anticipated release scheduled for Spring '10.

Set List

Typically 3 sets, approximately 45 - 50 minutes long each.
A typical set list would be: Cumberland Gap, Green Rocky Road, Catskill Mountain Home, Stagger Lee, Mobile Line, Pay Day, Aint Gonna Get Drunk No More, Casey Jones, Little Red Hen.