“Six Feet of Earth” is Mike’s second solo installment, including some of his favorite ballads from rural America, Ireland, Scotland, England, elsewhere, and a few from his own pen. The 11-song collection features Mike on a litany of traditional string instruments, along with guests playing hammer dulcimer, cello, uilleann pipes, sitar, and various surprises. You will hear murder ballads, love stories, work songs, traditional instrumentals and a two original works, all rendered in Mike’s various tones: plaintive, haunting, crooning, playful, and sanguine. Folk music as vivid as six feet of earth can sustain. Listen and see.
"These recordings were made in my home by the river in the fall and winter of 2010/2011. Week by week, between busy tours and holidays, friends and family visited the house to sit down by the fire and do what we love best. What a wonderful and simple thing it was to sit together and grow as friends by sharing songs and stories. Making these recordings has been a great pleasure and an experience I will never forget."