Accompanied by Pascal Per Veillette on harmonica, Jean-François Bégin on drums and Karl Surprenant on upright bass, Mike Goudeau presents the show Acoustic Sessions, his 20th album with songs influenced by different genes including the blues, Americana, country, folk, swing and gospel.
Born in 1965 in Newport, Vermont into a musical family, Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn’t stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powder Blues and Downchild – to name a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues.
Since 2007, Mike’s songs have been heard on hundreds of network TV shows and films, such as the Universal Pictures film Dark Waters, the Hollywood film The Banker starring Samuel Jackson (in theaters in 2020), City On The Hill (Showtime), The Flash (CW) , The Neighborhood (CBS), NCIS Los Angeles (CBS), Chicago PD (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), Life In Pieces (CBS), Bloodline (Netflix), Gotham (FOX), and the Hollywood film Passengers (2016), just to name a few.
When asked why he plays both jazz and blues, Mike replies: “I get bored doing just one type of music. I love jazz for its beautiful melodies, chords, and improvisation. I love blues for its energy, soul and milking its three-chord structure. I enjoy playing rock ‘n roll too. But no matter what music I play it has to SWING.”
Join us for a great night of groovin’ music !