I’ve been hopping about Germany for the last week with Jaan Wessman and Schroeder, performing as Mike Keneally and Friends, and having an absolutely fantastic time playing for people. Tonight is the last show of our eight-show run opening for JJ Grey & Mofro (who are a fantastic bunch of guys, band and crew alike) – all the folks who have been helping us out and making this tour happen (particularly George Hofmann and all at Shooter Promotions) are truly a stand-up bunch of righteous geezers. Many, many thanks to all, including those of you have been to the shows, and I can promise there will be more next year.
We’ve got one more Keneally and Friends show after tonight, a headlining gig at Session Music in Walldorf this Monday, June 13. After eight shows of tightly scheduled opening sets, we will certainly be abusing the opportunity to play a much lengthier set, so by all means come see this show if you can! Tickets can be had here.
Then a couple of days of secret recording sessions with my friends Peter Alexius, Marc Mennigmann and Jaan Wessman. What will transpire?
And then it’s on to the next round of Joe Satriani European shows, which will alternate between full Satriani Surfing to Shockwave sets, shorter festival appearances, and G3 nights with Steve Vai and The Aristocrats. Joe has presented some interesting song choices for the jam at the end of the G3 shows – you might be a bit surprised.
But hey, what about pre-order information for Scambot 2, I can hear you say, even while I am located in this very Nurnberg hotel room in which I currently sit?
Stay tuned…stay very, very tuned…
Keneally-Bendian-Lunn rip into “Skies of LA” at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore MD on May 22, 2014. Video by Guest Host J.D. Mack, audio by Mike Potter– thanks, you guys!
Hi, it’s Mike – having a great time with Keneally-Bendian-Lunn on the road, a rocking little trio if I do say so myself. We had a real blast last night playing the NJ Proghouse in Dunellen, NJ, maybe our best playing of the tour so far. So we are feeling good and warmed up for the last four shows of the tour.
Tonight is The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, with School For Robots and Bent Knee opening. Tomorrow night is the Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock, NY, with our good friend Jesse Gress sitting in with us for a few classic tunes by Mahavishnu, Jeff Beck and Todd Rundgren, and Paul Green’s Rock Academy kids opening. (Part of our Bearsville soundcheck will be broadcast live on WDST-FM starting around 5pm EST.) We’re winding up with gigs in Charleston, WV and Scottsville, KY (this one’s free!). A whirlwind of shows in two weeks, it’s going by like a flash but I’m having a tremendous amount of fun and the audiences have been really into it. I hope to see a bunch of you at the final four shows.
Good kind readers of keneally.com! Hear ye!
In August, I (along with some fairly amazing gentlemen by the names of Satriani, Gilbert and Timmons) will take over the beautiful Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA for “4 days and nights of pure guitar pleasure,” which sounds like a great time to me. It’s the G4 Experience, and I am keenly anticipating this event and very happy to have been invited to participate. I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to explore music deeply and offer insights into my relationship with the guitar at length. Joe, Paul and Andy are obviously all monster players and this will be a great opportunity to spend quality time with all four of us, discussing and playing music in a gorgeous setting. It’ll be a very memorable experience for all participants! Please visit the G4 website for the details.