Mike Ethan Messick | Bootlegger's Turn

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Bootlegger's Turn

by Mike Ethan Messick

A true Texan's take on heartland rock shot through with traditional honky-tonk and folkie lyrical detail
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. American Steel
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2. Eyes of Love (The Damnedest Thing)
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3:03 album only
3. Crazy About Me
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3:25 album only
4. Love Let Me Be
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3:32 album only
5. Olive Skinned Girl
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3:46 album only
6. Kings of Juarez
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4:11 album only
7. Sing No Blues
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3:22 album only
8. Lucky Me
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2:43 album only
9. Tijuana
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2:15 album only
10. #19
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11. First of October
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4:55 album only
12. Raven
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13. Hidden Track (One Less Honky In This Honky Tonk)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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After years of playing any honky tonk or patio bar that would book him, Mike Ethan Messick has made a name for himself on the Texas scene with his debut CD Bootlegger’s Turn, released in early 2007. His songs, including “American Steel” and “Kings Of Juarez”, have found radio airplay in several Texas markets (especially Bryan/College Station, his former home before a recent move to Austin) as well as Internet radio outlets all over the world. Messick had already kept a semi-high profile opening shows for the likes of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cory Morrow, Mike McClure and Adam Carroll, and several of his songs had been recorded by other artists (most notably the comical regional hit “The Everclear Song” by Roger Creager). Reviewers and fellow artists have compared his sound and songwriting to the likes of Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen, and his engaging acoustic performances have made him a welcome presence at song swaps and solo shows around the state (usually held, once again, at any honky tonk or patio bar that will book him).


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Scott Matthews

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Mike and I played a gig together in Beaumont several months ago. He gave me a copy of this CD. It got me from Beaumont to San Antonio. I remember saying to him, "I wish I had written every song on this CD." Little did I know that he would become a close friend, a runnin' buddy, and a co-writer. Buy this. You will not be upset with your purchase.

Scott Matthews

Leah


Awesome musician, even more awesome music! Great CD, I hope to see more in the future!

Terry

Best of the Best
I met Ethan three years ago while camping at the Old Settler's Music Festival. I knew he was a musician but never heard him play. This year while sitting around a campfire I asked him if he had a CD. I downloaded it as we talked....little did I know that after being a fanatical fan of Texas Music since the early '70s that I downloaded one of the best CD's in my extensive music collection. Mike Ethan Messick is a true gentleman and an awesome songwriter. Every song on this CD is amazing. All I can say is thanks, Ethan and "Lucky Me".

Dirk Tappe

Sound of Texas
Great Album, can't get it off my player.
Dirk

Rudy Minnaert Country Eagle The Netherlands

Awesome
Awesome musician, even more awesome music! Great CD, I hope to see more in the future! The Creager song a already played in my broadcasting at our local radio station Nice to know that you're the writer of that song.
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Rudy Minnaert Country Eagle The Netherlands

Awesome
Awesome musician, even more awesome music! Great CD, I hope to see more in the future! I already did played the Creager song in my broadcasting on our local radio station. I'm glad to know that you wrote that song.
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