My Name is John Michael and the 52 Week Journey

mynameisjohnmichael 590x392 My Name is John Michael and the 52 Week Journey

John Michael decided to form a band in late 2007 with the intent of releasing one song every week for a year. During the course of the year John Michael did daily vlogs updating fans. This prolific course he set on soon ballooned to a six piece band. Following the release of all 52 songs, fans voted on the songs and 13 made the album titled “The People That Come And Go.” With a focus on non-repetition the band produced 52 very different songs. The album captures the best of this diverse collection of songs. You can download all 52 songs here. While the year has come and gone, the band has evolved with an upcoming touring down the Gulf Coast. You can see them at Mango’s on May 29, 2009 with the Riff Tiffs.

MP3: My Name is John Michael :: Mirrors at Large
MP3: My Name is John Michael :: Althea and the Company Store
MP3: My Name is John Michael :: Misery Runs
MP3: My Name is John Michael :: Nothing But Memories

  • 3/19 – SXSW NOLA Soul Presents Party @ History Victory Grill+++ [ATX]
  • 3/21 – SXSW Blacklands Records Party @ Red Fez [ATX]
  • 3/22 – Presents w/ Japanther, Caddywhompus+++ @ Caroline Collective [HTX]
  • 3/28 – “The People That Come and Go” CD release w/ Matt Peoples Collective @ One Eyed Jacks [NOLA]
  • 4/4 – The Howlin’ Wolf [NOLA]
  • 4/10 – Martin’s [Jackson, Mississippi]
  • 4/24 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival @ Lagniappe Stage [NOLA]
  • 4/23 – Geronimo Music Festival [Lafeyette, Louisiana]
  • 5/16 – Snake Eyes Vinyl @ 3pm [ATX]
  • 5/16 – Club 1808 [ATX]
  • 5/21 – Carrolton Station w/ Andrew Duhon [NOLA]
  • 5/29 – Mango’s w/ Riff Tiffs [HTX]
  • 5/30 – Geronimo Music Festival [Lafayette, Louisiana]
  • 6/10 – Martin’s w/ Andrew Duhon [Jackson, MS]
  • 6/14 – Bonnaroo
  • 6/25 – Tipitina’s w/ Andrew Duhon [NOLA]
  • 7/11 – Alabama Music Box [Mobile, Alabama}
  • 8/07 – Blue Nile w/ The Modern Society and Pumpkin

Having just finished listening to their upcoming release, I am floored. This band is excellent. I try to limit myself to including only two songs, but the decision was too much trouble so I have included four. Enjoy them now, and later at the music venue Mango’s on May 29. You can visit My Name Is John Michael on their active blog here.


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