Monday, June 5, 2017


From Mike's newsletter :


You know what's coming up? Some gigs! Here's them.

On June 4 and 6 there are a couple of Extreme Cream shows with Kofi Baker and Rob Pagliari.

  • June 4 – Extreme Cream at Brick By Brick, San Diego
  • June 6 – Extreme Cream at the Baked Potato, LA

Playing with us at Brick by Brick is instrumental progressive band Pet Shark, and their cellist Lindsay Jagich will join us on one of my favorite Jack Bruce pieces, "As You Said" from Wheels Of Fire. Cream themselves never played this piece live – I am really excited about playing it! I love it a lot.

On June 22 I'll be doing a clinic at Murrieta Arts Studios in Murrieta, CA. I've not been to this place yet, but Pete Griffin did a clinic there not so long ago and he told me this place is happening. So this will be a new experience for me and I am very much looking forward to it, like a baby fish looks forward to Infinite Day.

  • June 22 – MK guitar clinic at Murrieta Arts Studios

Starting in mid-July I'll be doing various things in Europe – for one thing, a trio gig with Stu Hamm and Chad Wackerman somewhere in Europe (the precise location and date are being kept a secret from the public for a few more weeks. Exciting!) where we'll be playing Stu's stuff, a little of mine, some Zappa, Satriani, Vai, Holdsworth – a cornucopia of wonderments.

Then I'll be out and about in Germany and Italy for a couple of weeks with comrades Jaan Wessman and Schroeder – those details are still being sealed in wax and will be presented with love to you quite soon.

There's going to be a gig somewhere in South America with some fine musicians we all know quite well which I see has not been announced online yet, so I'll keep my trap shut on that.

As indicated above, west coast BFD August action is in the planning stages. There's also some Extreme Cream touring in the blueprint stage for sometime around September/October.

Late October I'll be returning, with relish, to Progtoberfest III at Reggie's in Chicago. Last year was a hoooot and I look forward to further hooting. I'll be doing a set with BFD, and another set sitting in with the Don and Bunk Show (Don Preston and Bunk Gardner – freakin' legends), along with several other wonderful people, the also legendary Ike Willis and Nick D'Virgilio.

Progtoberfest III at Reggie's, Chicago Oct 20-22

  • Oct. 21 – Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
  • Oct. 22 – MK guesting with the Don and Bunk Show

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