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New Single, “Waterloo”

This song was inspired by several trips to Waterloo, IA. It’s really about any small town USA, where it’s great to place to grow up. Then maybe you stay – or go.

~Available everywhere on 9/10/21~
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It’s a great life
Alive and kickin’
Motor runnin’
Living every day by the hour, by the minute
We were living like kings
In Waterloo

Cruisin down the causeway
Windows down and Ozzy up
We knew we were headed somewhere
Far from here

Once in a while I get to thinkin’
That times were tough
And we did the best we could
Then all this time later
I see that it was exactly as it should

Oooo Waterloo

Mike Echlin

Credits: Adam Gardner – Bass, Hammond B3, Mixing Engineer
Album Art – Afifa

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New Single – “Let Me In”

I wrote this song about 10 years ago. I tend to write songs and then there’s something about it that isn’t fitting, so I put it on the shelf. I was about to re-shelve this one until I found a great acoustic drum beat that fit the song perfectly.

Listen here on your favorite streaming network!

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The Truth Lies In Confusion

In January 2020, I wrote this new song with the working title ‘Confusion.’ Obviously, I had no idea how the year would play out and this song would turn out to be very relevant. I guess you could call it my “2020 song.”

Today, I’m excited to officially release the song to the world. Some have said it sounds a bit R.E.M.ish

Listen here: https://linktr.ee/mechlin

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My Computer Kept Crashing…

My computer kept stopping with a “system overload” error as I was trying to record the acoustic guitar part.  My Macbook Pro is old but mighty (for a while longer I hope!). I changed some parameters and finished the track. Then, listened back. Horrible. “This sucks, @#$%! it” and I closed Logic (recording software). 

Then I sat there and thought of all the advice I give my kids… “It’s supposed to be hard, that’s how you learn” “It’s always darkest before dawn” – and lots of other supposed wisdom. So, I shook my head and re-opened the song. “I’m going to dive deeper and find this damn song” – An hour later I found it. The perfect vibe for the song – something that has eluded me for years. I may have had a little breakthrough.

So, here it is –  the unreleased song of the month: “Let Me In”

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Quarantine Sessions: Inthemiddle

Here’s a song about growing older and stopping to take in the scenery. This is the second song in the quarantine sessions series where I just use my iPhone voice memo to record a single take.

Here’s a link to Distrokid (my distributor) and they have links to all the digital services.

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Quarantine Sessions: American Girl

After playing all these livestreams, it dawned on me that I could record these raw versions and release them. So I’m doing it.

Here’s the deal.. Single take, no edits no studio magic. Just me+guitar+iPhone.

First song to be released is a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song – “American Girl.”

Here’s the link for all the digital services.

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Virtual Happy Hour

You know the line, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere”! Well it absolutely applies when you are talking about a livestream at 5pm. Any timezone can watch.

Check it out here on my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/memusic/live/

You can also watch past livestreams here.

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Official Release: “Save Yourself”

So this new song, “Save Yourself” is not that new.  I wrote it years ago and released it as a demo, which is why it may sound familiar. I took it back in the studio with my good friend Chris Walke on pedal steel and Amery Schmeisser as Producer. They really helped transform and evolve the song.

I’m pretty excited about it and now it’s yours, if you want it.

Click to find it on your favorite digital platform. It would mean a lot if you shared it with someone.

If you’re into CDs (cool!), just msg me on FB or email me and I’ll send you a custom CD with this song and a new demo!

“Save Yourself” Lyrics:

And if I were a better man
I would help you through
Your master plan
If I could – I would

And if I were a stronger man
I would lift you up
I would hold your hand
If I could – I would
One more time

Save me from the urge
To keep trying to save you from yourself
Cause I just need to know
That the game we play
Cannot be won or lost – just played

And if I were a better man
I would lift you up
I would hold your hand
If I could – I would
One more time

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New Music – July 2019

At Gigable, we spend a serious amount of time listening to new artists. Every week we find, listen and curate dozens of emerging artists.

Why do we do this? Well, for one, we love music. It’s really a miracle to continually find such talented musicians and songwriters. Just when we thought we heard it all, here comes a new voice or style.

Here’s a list of some our favorite finds on the Gigable blog.

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Introducing Gigable Music!

IMG_9184Friends, I’m very excited to announce that my company has launched a mobile app that will help you easily discover great songs and bands!

There’s more music being created now than any other time in history and who has the time to search through Spotify? The Gigable Music app will bring the cream of the crop to the surface. Pick a playlist, press play. If the song hits you, there’s a ticket button to go see the band live. The “local playlist” uses gps to determine where you are and automagically builds a playlist based on bands touring near you. Simple and potent. No fluff and no ads! It’s like radio 2.0.

The launch was set for July 1 and we hit the target! The app itself has been months in the making. The concept is something I’ve been experimenting with for years.

There’s several very cool shows we are producing this summer to introduce some of the music we are finding. You can see the schedule on Gigable.net (or in the app after 7/1!)

Anyone who loads the app gets $20 toward a concert, so give it a spin!