Because Songs Matter

Posts by Mike McTigue

Mickey Rickshaw- Behind The 8 Ball

Mickey Rickshaw- Behind The 8 Ball

Several years ago my band American Thread was playing out in the Boston area pretty regularly and we played a bunch of shows at John Harvard’s Brewery.  A friend of ours had a Trad Irish three piece called Paint The Corner and they would play with us most shows.  They looked like punks but played […]

Bill Eberle- Matter & Time

Bill Eberle- Matter & Time

A couple of weeks ago I had never heard of Bill Eberle or his music.  Then I clicked a link on someone’s Facebook post and within 30 seconds I was a complete convert.  Over the past two weeks I spent time in Maine devouring this album at the beach, trips to the packy(That’s Boston speak […]

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

Arliss Nancy- Greater Divides

  Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth”. That’s how I feel about the new Arliss Nancy album “Greater Divides” which was released this past week. I turned it up and pressed play in my car during the 15 minute commute home from work and by the […]

Scott Nolan- Silverhill

Scott Nolan- Silverhill

Texas songwriter Hayes Carll definitely knows how to identify a great song to cover. I listened to “Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” about 50 times before I found out Hayes didn’t originally write the song. I was even more surprised to find out that the original songwriter hailed from Winnipeg ,Canada, which is about […]

Josh Brooks – The Best New England Songwriter You May Have Missed

Josh Brooks – The Best New England Songwriter You May Have Missed

I am of the belief that if you know of some great music you should spread the word.  Too many artists slip through the cracks and I feel like their music fades into the abyss while many people miss out on stellar songs.  I’m here to spread the word on some good tunes by a songwriter you […]

The Longwalls – Live At The Bridge – 2015

The Longwalls – Live At The Bridge – 2015

First things first….I forgot to write a little intro about myself last time. So, while my god given name is not Mike McTigue, I am a third generation Irish American from Boston. I’m also a songwriter which is how I came to know of Ninebullets when they were kind of enough to review our first […]

Mark Erelli Interview and New Album “For A Song”

Mark Erelli Interview and New Album “For A Song”

When Romeo Sid Vicious tapped me to write for Ninebullets I was admittedly very excited. There is so much great music that comes out of Boston and the Northeast that I am looking forward to hopefully turning the readers onto some people they may not have listened to in the past. Boston has been a […]