by Michael Lasota on 2013 November 13, no comments
The wait is finally over! After over a year of recording and editing, Sail My Little Ship is finished!
Thanks to Brian Theobalds on drums, Ben Baker on guitar, bass and backing vocals, Jake Cassman on piano, Ken McAnlis for recording my vocals, and our friends Seth Abrams, Craig Baylis, Veronica Dea Quiles, Jeannette McDunnah, Deana Stuart and Hallie Martenson in New Haven, CT for their group vocals on the chorus!
Singer/Songwriter Michael Lasota was gunna down and in stable condition after Frederick P Roosevelt, famed LA folk songwriter, allegedly shot Michael coming out of a Los Angeles coffee shop. Sources say that Lasota and Roosevelt have been at feud over lyrics in their songs – when taken out of context, show Michael’s dislike and annoyance with Frederick’s generic songwriting style.
F.P.R. has been quoted in several interviews as saying that Michael doesn’t understand West Coast Folk music, and that he needs to “stay in NY, or watch his back.”
TMZ has posted photos of the crime scene as well as photos of Mr. Lasota in his hospital – where thousands of fans have sent in letters and flowers in support for his full recovery. He’ll be flown back to Rochester this coming Tuesday.
I’ve got another show on Saturday May 4th at Starry Nites Cafe, at 696 University Ave, Rochester, NY! It is from 8-11PM in the amazingly beautiful Flat Iron building. Close by to the Bachelors forum (LGBT pub) and Edibles restaurant (high class dining), as well as many museums and restaurants!
Swing by. My roommate Chris will be my opening player.
My MOST favourite place to play in the whole of the USA – Starry Nites Cafe at 696 University Ave, Rochester, NY has me playing a last minute gig tomorrow night, March 30th, 2013 from 8 to 11PM! It’s a free show, showcasing my songwriting and singing.
If you take a listen to some of my songs and feel you would like to bring your instruments and play along – I would be honoured.
This is NOT an open mic, but you are welcome to jam with my songs during the evening at will.
My performances are rare these days, so come out and have a great E.T. Mocha, and some delicious pastries. Enjoy the atmosphere of small-town America… stop by Viddlers 5 & 10, stop by the World headquarters of Fisher Price and visit all the cute little shops around downtown East Aurora on this beautiful Saturday!
Performance is from 7:30 to about 9pm or later. The show is free, but tipping is always welcome and CD’s will be available for sale. I will be happy to sign autographs and have photos taken! Please be sure to record the show and interact with the music!