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The Mike Elzey Blues Band will perform at the Cambridge Jazz/Blues Festival on May 9, 2009! Don't miss this free outdoor event with regional and national jazz & blues performers
March 2009 -Easton cable subscribers can see an interview with Mike on the channel 15 talent show "Between the Lines", hosted by Jayme Ploff. It is broadcast several times daily.The Avalon Theater concert was a smashing success!
On January 31 2009 Mike Elzey and a small army ( the dirty dozen! ) of his best students performed at the historic Avalon Theater in downtown Easton, Md. Students from ages 7 through 17 performed many rock and country guitar classics for the huge crowd on hand. Mike's own blue's band ( also including Lisa Rowe vocals/guitar, Bob Kamman drums, Gary Barnes bass) turned in a brilliant performance to conclude the show. The event was so successful that the Avalon has requested a repeat performance in the future.
Here are the student performers in the green room before the show. From l to r: Brianna McTague, Quinn Parsley, Thomas Arnold, Mike in back, Nick Phebus in front of Mike, Brandon Latham in front of Nick, Will Hartenstine, Evan Jones back, Isiah Howard in front of Evan, Peter Knade, Mike Saelens, Connor Satchell and Robbie Faulkner.
The Mike Elzey Blues Band. L to R: Mike, Lisa Rowe, Bob Kamman and Gary Barnes.
The Summer Send Off Concert on Sept 20, 2008
Chris Levy bass, Mike guitar, Anthony Lane drums and Lisa Rowe vocals / guitar.
Mike Elzey and Lisa Rowe.
Peter Knade earns second place in Delmarva's Got Talent Contest (Aug 2008)
10 year old Peter Knade from Easton, who has been a student of Mike Elzey's for several years, competed head to head with singers, dancers and guitarist at the Scoops Station in Cambridge to earn second place. He held nothing back.......playing guitar behind his back, dressing like Angus Young (AC/DC) and performing solo leads! Peter has a special talent, he has the drive and desire to be a top entertainer. He was by far the youngest participant in the contest yet over the six weeks the contest was held he built his own following as people simply couldn't believe how great he was!
Mike Elzey & Lisa Rowe Duo (Feb 2007)
Mike Elzey has teamed up with Singer/Guitarist Lisa Rowe to
form an incredible duo. Lisa is easily one of the best vocalist on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. From Carol King to Janis Joplin to Pink to Sheryl Crow, she nails the complex vocal tapestries of these female icons. Add Mike's sophisticated textured guitar - which at times can border on firey melt-downs derived from years of playing rock, blues and country - and you have an exciting, delightful duo. They regularly
perform at better local restaurants, private clubs, for wedding and
private parties. To receive their gigging schedule or for booking information, please contact Mike :
News: (June 2006) Mike Elzey's Guitar Studio has assumed responsibility for guitar, bass and banjo instruction at the Academy of Arts in Easton. Curt Heavey will step into Roger Henry's spot. Congratulations to Roger Henry (the previous long term Instructor) who is moving to San Fransisco to head up a muisc academy there. Good luck with it Roger. With Curt's help and the approval of the Academy we hope to hold recitals and other special teaching/clinics there in the near future. We are excited to have this opportunity. Meanwhile Curt also is still teaching Master classes here at the Studio in Cambridge two days a week. Call for lessons.
Other news: Glen Wong - native Hawaiian - is teaching ukulele (four stringed Hawaiian guitar) here in Cambridge! Glen is a very passionate and patient instructor (we have to be!). He knows hundreds of songs and loves to teach and sing. Call for more info on lessons.
CURT HEAVEY - is now a Master Instructor at M.E.Studio! Curt is an incredible addition to the Studio. He was formally trained in classical and jazz by the top Instructors in the USA. He has over 10 years of fulltime Instructional experience and well as years of professional experience. He can literally play any stringed instrument in any style! His reading skills are extraordinary, his fingerpicking legendary! I'm glad to have him with us. Call to enroll with Curt for instruction on guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and dulcimer. Check out his work with Anne Watt's band Boister at www.Boister.net Mike is always developing opportunities for young local guitarist to perform in public. To stay informed of these events send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student / Rocker Quinn Parsley performing at the Summer Send Off September 2008
Evan Jones performs at the Summer Send Off September 2008
Mike holding an early student showcase at the Cambridge Library during the downtown's "Second Saturday" event 2005. Who's that clarinet player! LOL!!!
Nick McMullen break'n in his new guitar on a killer rock jam!
Nick Phebus playing Guns & Roses at the Jazz/Blues Festival in Cambridge May 2008
Mike poses with guitarist at North Dorchester High School during a clinic he presented there in 2007.
Noah Ewing on his new PRS guitar during the Taste of Cambridge event July 2007.
Battle of the Bands Report !
M.E.G. Studio's Battle of the Bands on Sept 24, 2005 was fantastic! The show started with Flash Grenade. Catchy tunes with good dynamics and lots of little musically emphasis, combined with a lot of showmanship, high energy and great crowd participation earned them top spot and $300 in prize money.
Thanks to Tri Gas & Oil, Glass Pros and Bob North's Service Center for donating the prize money. Another Battle of the Bands is anticipated in January at the Dorchester County YMCA. For more information, keep checking this site or send an email requesting that you be added to our mailing list.
Stephen Meehan and Mike Elzey performing together in 2004. I miss you Steve! How's Ireland?