Acclaimed virtuoso musician, songwriter, composer, author and humanitarian Mike Stevens’ new album, Breathe In The World Breathe Out Music, is simply a matter of breathing in the world, and breathing out music.
Acclaimed virtuoso musician, songwriter, composer, author and humanitarian Mike Stevens’ main instrument is the harmonica, and in his hands it becomes a genre bending, no rules allowed, musical paintbrush as confirmed by legendary Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff who said: "I've never heard anyone play the harmonica like you play the harmonica."
For more than 35 years Mike has been doing solo live looping harmonica and exploring his own unique vocal harmonica technique. His talent is as unorthodox as his career trajectory. As a ground-breaking performer, composer, educator, keynote speaker and author, Mike continues to expand the paradigms of harmonica, balancing tradition with cutting-edge innovation.
On Breathe In The World Breathe Out Music. Mike plays his harp, takes lead vocal on four tracks and shares the spotlight with several notable guests including vocalists Polly Harris, Cory James Mitchell, guitarists Kevin Breit, Jeff Getty and Jesse Wells, drummer Art Hratchian, and bassist Jeff Bird. From bluegrass to West African music, country to blues, fiddle tunes to soundscapes and experimental music, for Mike it's simply a matter of breathing in the world and breathing out music.