Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years when he relocated to Austin TX in 2009 and joined the touring band of swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia Ball. He had carved out a solid solo career, with four critically acclaimed CDs, an award winning single and thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over. He also became the “go to guy” sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt, Howard Tate, Charlie Musselwhite, Sista Monica, Shana Morrison and many, many more. Oh yes…we may be judged by the company we keep, but when the spotlight shines a solo artist also must be able to bring the goods all on his own. Mighty Mike Schermer delivers on all fronts.
Finedog Records and VizzTone are proud to present triple threat guitarist, singer and songwriter Mighty Mike Schermer’s 7th album BAD TATTOO. It’s an instant classic —12 smart, hook-laden original songs, recorded and mixed at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland in San Jose CA and featuring special guest appearances by Rick Estrin, Chris Cain and Billy Price showcase Schermer’s mastery of nearly every style of American music. Mighty Mike can play the blues like nobody’s business...but he can also write and sing soul music, R&B, rock and roll, country and Americana with the best in the business.
Schermer has been the “go to guy” sideman for such greats as Elvin Bishop, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Angela Strehli, Maria Muldaur, Howard Tate, Pinetop Perkins and many more. He currently tours and records with swamp-boogie piano legend Marcia Ball. He has also carved out a solid solo career...with an award winning single, 6 critically acclaimed albums, a Blues Music Award (BMA) nomination and literally thousands of performances at festivals and nightclubs the world over.
“There is definitely a wide range on the new album” Schermer muses, “we pretty much touched on every sub-genre of roots music. But it’s all blues at it’s core...i never stray too far from Albert Collins!”