Mike Stinson “Take Out The Trash” (clip)
I guess you could say the day I knew I was getting older was the day I saw Mike Stinson. On that day, I began to really appreciate country music the way my father did. While I might not travel from festival to festival sleeping under picnic tables, I found myself connecting in a deep way to that the laid-back tap-your-feet vibe. The following day I was feeling so grown-up that I went down to see my insurance agent and finally took out that renters’ insurance my wife and I have been talking about. We are also currently looking at swatches of wallpaper because that’s what grown-ups do. While the effects of going to a Mike Stinson concert might vary from person to person, you will without a doubt be fully entertained by his dynamic stage persona and presence—he works the stage like a teenager rolls pizza dough. And if you are under 24 and reading this, don’t see Mike Stinson because the other enjoyable part is that kids don’t appreciate country music, thus giving us insured-401K-married-wallpaper-shopping grown-ups time to sit in the booth and not worry about having a drunk kid spill beer all over the dance floor.
— Charlie Rose
[Mike's the realest deal around with songs he could have sold to Webb Pierce or George Jones and a backing band that wouldn't drop a note if they got hit by a hail of beer bottles. Reverently recommended. Also you should actually go see Mike Stinson even if you aren't an old married guy, or possibly especially if you aren't... — ed.]