Allow me to introduce you to Mick Zengel.
A Minnesotan, solo singer, songwriter and recording artist for over 35 years. Since his recent retirement from the business world he is now devoting his time and attention to his true passion, music.
When asked what drives him to continue doing what he does as an artist Mick replies: "The appreciation I get from people who believe in my style; which is simply my heart and soul. My inspiration is a long time history and love for music."
The logos on his products say it best; "the music is... The Water of Life, and the Whiskey of Passion!
"Mick Zengel is a name we will be hearing a lot more of in the future. Zengel is noted for his exceptional voice and lyrics that seem to leave one spellbound. With the release of his original hits album "IN THE WAY" and it's darkly passionate ballads to the new release of "A CELTIC COLLECTION" featuring Zengel's haunting vocals on traditional Irish covers, he brings a soulful experience and something original to a weary music market."
Dave Morehouse In The Chips Recording Studio Baraga, MI
Released in March, is the formerly recorded duo album "Two Old Dogs". Mick's first solo album "IN THE WAY"©2002 was re-released in the USA and Japan in late April of 2003. Current performances include but are not limited to, the Duluth/Superior areas of Minnesota/Wisconsin and the Eastern Michigan folk arena. He is also busy in the studio recording. Plans for summer 2003 include: Performances the Aura Jamboree in Baraga, MI, Lumberjack Jmboree,in Newberry, MI and plans for a southwest performing tour in the winter of 2004.
Zengel plays guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, harmonica, and bodhran. Folk ballads are his forte', but is versatile in performing other genres as well. Country Folk and Rock, Irish, and Rockabilly to name a few.
Though Mick mainly performs solo,a few bands he's performed with are Abdomen, Grumpy Old Men, Easy Money and Errol Wyatt(formerly "A Few Old Guys").
Past performances: The Hacienda; Superior, WI, Sir Benedicts; in Duluth, MN, Aura Jamboree; in Baraga MI, Lumberjack Jamboree; in Newberry, MI.
His first CD "IN THE WAY" is arranged, composed and performed by Mick and was copyrighted in 2002.
The second CD "A Celtic Collection" is composed mainly of old traditional Irish songs with that special something he puts into all his work. Instruments used on this CD are 6 & 12 string guitars, mandolin, viola, violin, button box,
penny flute (tin whistle), wood flute, 5 string banjo, tenor banjo and bodhrán. This CD is also available at CD BABY.com
"We just received the new release A CELTIC COLLECTION from Mick Zengel and are airing it during our eclectic AAA/Americana programming as well as on our late evening folk show. We think it's a wonderful addition to the world of Celtic music. Give it a try!"
John Ziegler(KUMD Program Dir.)University of Minnesota, Duluth
Mick Zengel is an independent musician, recently retired with the time and energy to focus on pursuing his main passion in life, music. He is open to any and all opportunities.