Mike Smith & The Electric Glove
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Mike Smith & The Electric Glove

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Car Wash"

Mike Smith's addictive guitar work complements the classic sound of the harp and sax of Johnny Evans. - Todd E. Jones for MVRemix


"Car Wash"

Slidework so hot that guitarist Mike Smith must have to play with asbestos gloves. - The Barman/I-94 Bar (Australia)


"Car Wash"

Mike Smith's guitar playing is understated yet perfectly weighted, mirroring the melody line a la "Voodoo Chile" on the opening track, Stevie Ray slinky Albert Collins simmering on "Gone So Long", and some sledgehammer slidework on "Stop Runnin' Your Mouth', 'Dope Man", and "Broke Down' - Sleazegrinder


"Car Wash"

"Broke Down" would fit right into any Mississippi juke joint with Mike Smith's slide guitar supplying soul pwer shake appeal. - Wally Bangs/Blogcritics.org


"Car Wash"

Mike Smith's guitar sounds like a buzzing angry fly. - All Music Guide


"Car Wash/Mike Smith"

Blistering slide guitar solos - Diana McNary/Detroit News


"Mike Smith/FACE"

Guitarist Mike Smith lays down a variety of whiskey-choked leads, clawing to the front with greasy slide work on "Rabid Scents" and rowdy riffing on "The Way You Move." - Brian McCollum, Free Press Pop Music Writer


"Mike Smith/FACE"

In the past tow and a half years, FACE has played over 300 shows including selling out the Magic Bag Theatre in the Detroit area twice-headlining!!! - michiganartists.com


"Mike Smith/Face"

Opened for Meryl Saunders from the Grateful Dead - michiganartists.com


Discography

Mike Smith and the Electric Glove (2005 Seedy Records)
5 tracks streaming on www.theelectricglove.com
Howling Diablos 'Car Wash' (2005 Alive Records)
R. L. Burnside 'A Botherd Mind' (2004 Fat Possum Records - guest by Kid Rock & Jimmy Bones)
Mike Smith 'Deep-Sky Objects' (2004)
R. L. Burnside 'Darker Blues' (2003 Fat Possum Records)
Sourbelly Trio 'Bar Star' (2003)
Face 'Ooh's & Aah's' (2002 Mythmatic Records - guest by Eddie Hawrsche from the Black Crowes)
Face 'Live at The Royal Oak Music Theatre' (DVD 2002 Mythmatic Records)
Dr. High-Fi & The Detroit Cosmic Groove (Live - 2002 Seedy Records)
Face 'Live at 5th Avenue' (2001 Mythmatic)
Priapistol 'Priapistol III' (2001)
Face 'Slow Dancing' (3 song EP) (2001)
Face 'Live at Harley Fest' (2000)
Face 'Face' (1999 Mythmatic Records)
Face 'Places On My Way' (3 song EP) (1997)
High Blue Vibe 'The Jinx' (3 song EP) (1996 Mood Swing Productions)
High Blue Vibe 'Trevor (The Vicious Circle)' (3 song EP) (1996 Mood Swing Productions)
Mike Smith 'Southern California Couch Tour' (1995)
Mike Smith 'The Scotts Valley Tapes' (1995)
Mike Smith 'Toasted Cheese II' (1994)
Seed 'Mars, Hell & Where It's At!' (Live - 1993)
Seed 'Somewhat Lost...' (1993)
Uncommon Blue (1993)
Seed 'Live in Hollywood' (1992)
Seed 'Minister Marvel' (1992 Paramount, Hollywood)
Fly Soup 'Hollywood Billiards' (4 song EP) (1992)
Mike Smith 'Toasted Cheese' (1991)
Sweet Revenge 'Thrown Away' (Demos - 1989)

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Bio

Lead guitarist for Detroit’s legendary Howling Diablos & Face, Mike Smith has been rocking the free world all his life. He's jammed on-stage with Uncle John Turner (Johnny Winter Group), Jimmy McCarty & Johnnie "Bee" Bedanjek (Rockets), Frank Hannon (Tesla) & Kid Rock, to name a few. He has also played many shows opening for the likes of John Entwistle (The Who), Derek Trucks, Gov’t. Mule, Jason Bonham, Dokken, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Mitch Ryder, Missing Persons, Hank Williams, Jr. & Michelle Branch. Mike has also been involved in studio sessions for Arif Mardin, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, George Clinton, R.L. Burnside (produced by Martin Gross) & Anita Baker.

An accomplished guitarist, composer & singer, Mike's repertoire includes electric, acoustic & slide guitar, bass & some keybaords & drums. His distincitive style moves seamlessly through rock, blues, jazz, country - even speed metal and reggae.
Mike is into doing all kinds of studio sessions and reads music proficiently...and don't forget the late-nite blues jams!