News and Events
August 2000 - Mike wins Carhartt Survival Story
Telling Contest at 2000
Alaska State Fair.
November 2001 - Mike's song "Little
Jim" wins Best Alaskana Song in the
APRN Song of the Year Contest
April 2002 - Mike's song "William
Wallace" was signed to music publishing
house Keyshavon Music located in Platteville, Wisconsin
May 2002 - Mike's song "A Pint Of Your Beer" was signed to Transition Music Corp. in Hollywood, California. Hopefully to be placed in a movie or TV show sometime in the future.
August 2002 - Mike wins Carhartt Survival Story Telling Contest at 2002 Alaska State Fair.
November 2002 - Mike's song "Evil Freddy" wins Judges' Choice Award at the APRN Song of the Year Contest
February 2003 - Mike wins Grand Champion status at the 2003 Fur Rendezvous Story Telling Contest in Anchorage.
August 2003 - Mike wins 2nd place at the Carhartt Survival Story Telling Contest at 2003 Alaska State Fair.
February 2004 - Mike takes 2nd place at the 2004 Fur Rendezvous Story Telling Contest (missed 1st place by only 1 point).
December 2004 - Mike's song "Little Jim" gets published in anthology book about the 1964 Alaska Good Friday Earthquake, "The Day Trees Bent To The Ground".
January 2005 - Transition Music Corp. in Hollywood, California signs 7 more of Mike's songs to publishing contracts. These songs will be submitted for consideration in a movie project about Alaska. The songs selected are "Calypso In Alaska", "High Country", "Highway of Dreams", "Little Jim", "Talkeetna Waltz", "Tired of These Rainy Day Blues" and "Trailer Park Song".
August 2005 - Mike travels to England and performs at Broadstairs Folk Week Festival along with several Folk Clubs in London, Lancashire and Wales.
October 2005 - The Aurora Waldorf School's ukulele class has recorded "Morris The Moose" on their new CD.
June 2007 - Mike wins top story telling honors at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games "Tall Tale Telling Contest".
June 2010 - Rogues & Wenches record "Back In The Clydesdale" on their new CD recorded in Anchorage, Alaska.