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Back to Roots:
Well, I want to thank everyone who has supported the band. I've had a great time and I've learned a lot with the band but I have decided to go back to doing solo/acoustic (and the occasional duo with Andy, of course). This decision hasn't been reached due to any strife in the band, we've gotten along swimmingly actually, but only because I feel like the time of being the leader of my own band has past.

If you know of any place where my acoustic act might be good, please let me know! A reference is always appreciated and even better if you can put in a good word ahead of time for me. All sorts of venues work for me. I like private parties where I can kind of play as background music or at a coffee shop or restaurant.


I will continue to post events as they come up and invite people to the public events, I'd still LOVE to see y'all come out to listen and support me when able.


-Michael

This message was posted Thursday, July 12, 2012


Google +1 added!:
I actually added it a while back but didn't think to post about it until now. At the bottom left of pretty much every page, you'll see this icon:
Google +1
Each page is independent so it you like my pages go to ALL of them and click that icon! It's Google's version of Facebook's "Like" (sort of).

This message was posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Mobile phone website:




Michael Whit is proud to announce... (insert drum roll) the design of the new mobile formatted website!
That didn't really roll of the tongue like I had hoped. We're designing a new website formatted to look good on mobile phones. And by "we", I mean Me (Michael Whit). I was checking my own site out on my phone when I realized it looked horrible (on Android MyTouch Slide), so I decided to design a site that will fit better on the screen.. It's really just the main page that looked terrible, everything else looked ok. You can see a "preview" of it: here. It's not completed yet and doesn't look too fantastic on the computer screen, but check it on your phone (but not your BlackBerry for some reason). It's a work-in-progress.

This message was posted Friday, April 29, 2011


We had a great time March 26th!:
Hello everyone!

I wanted to make a post thanking everyone who came to the show on March 26th. We had a blast (as usual)!
For those of you who didn't come out, you sure missed a good time! We hope to see you next time though.
Speaking of next time! We are scheduled to play at the Garland Grill again on April 30th. Write it down! You don't want to miss it!

We are also excited to announce the May 28th show! That's a very special show because we will be featuring the country music legend Randy Travis. We will not be doing ONLY Randy Travis songs, but we will be adding a LOT of his songs to our sets in honor of his birthday in May. We'll be doing a lot of his hits such as I Told You So, Forever and Ever Amen and Deeper Than the Holler, just to name a few.

Here's just a sample of what you missed: This was our opening song, Country Boy,
an Alan Jackson song. I encourage you to click on the image below and watch the
video and let me know what you think about it!

Cover of Alan Jackson song: Country Boy


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This message was posted Monday, April 4, 2011


New Songs Posted:
In September I sat down and recorded Diggin' Up Bones, 1982 and King of the Road . Take a listen and I hope you enjoy!

This message was posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Announcing the Michael Whit BAND:




Michael Whit is proud to announce... (insert drum roll) his Texas Country Band!
That's right! We now have a band to back me up. Our debut performance will be Oct 16th at The Garland GrĂ­ll! Check the calendar for specifics (http://www.michaelwhit.info/calendar.asp). We're all really excited about this recent development and the sound with the band is AWESOME!

Foster our drummer comes to us with a lot of stage experience. He's played for a couple symphonic orchestras, various country and western bands, over 2 decades with a swing band as well as a couple names you might know like Bryan Adams and Chubby Checker. He's been playing for 47 years and is a TOP NOTCH drummer; we're very excited to have him with us!

Tommy our bass player, who is temporarily out due to injury, has been playing with several working bands for years. While he will be continuing to work with the other bands, he says he's dedicated to this new band and excited about the direction we're headed.

Carl Anderson will be playing bass for us on Oct 16th. Carl is the pastor of the church I attend (Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, TX). He's a great bass player and I'm very excited to have him play with us. Unfortunately, due to his church obligations, he is unable to play with us a great deal, but we're all very happy to have him fill in the low-end for us at our next show!

Of course, you already know Andy Anderson (no relation to Carl) who plays awesome lead guitar and sings alongside me. Andy love low-down dirty blues and adds flair to all of our songs. He plays the Stratocaster, a slide guitar and the do-bro.

We've been rehearsing quite a bit lately and the sound is really starting to come together. We're working on booking gigs starting at the end of October moving forward into the end of the year and on into 2011!

This message was posted Monday, October 4, 2010


What Love Should Be (a new song):





3 Verses, 4 Choruses and a Bridge...

It's long, but I'm really happy with it. It started as a love song when a friend of mine wrote it for me back in November of 2009 (S. Hale). I put the words to music and performed it on January 2nd in Mesquite for the first time, then I didn't do anything with it....

Until now.

A friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) got it back in her head somehow and encouraged me to look at it again. I thought about it and decided that I wanted to turn it into a song, less about romantic love (or not at all actually) and more about the love we should have for our fellow man. This was a surprise for her because she still envisioned a love song and wasn't expecting the magnitude of changes I had in mind for this idle unused song. It didn't take long to get her into the swing of it though. Once I proposed the over-all idea as well as a general direction for the verses, she was off. She helped me write a lot of the words by sending excel files back and forth and texting: "what do you think about 'But he won't rest, until his job is done' for B17?" She took my vague direction and helped me put specific words to them and I polished them into the song that stands today. While almost all of the verses are completely different from the original song (not to mention a COMPLETELY new addition), much of the chorus and bridge remain. I'm particularly happy about that because I really liked the fact that my friend wrote a song for me and I wanted to keep all that would fit into a new song. The first chorus, for instance, is almost completely the same as the original song.

This message was posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Receive updates via text message:




I'm starting a list of cell phone numbers to text updates for events.

If you would like to receive a text message informing you when an event is coming up, send me a private message with your number.

You have my pledge that I will ONLY use the number for this express purpose. I will NOT sell any numbers on the list, nor will I send other types of messages..

This message was posted Saturday, July 24, 2010


New Song Posted (Storms of Life):
This week Andy and I sat down and recorded The Storms of Life. This is an older Randy Travis song and also the first song we ever made a YouTube video of. You can view the YouTube video of Storms of life on the Videos page. Take a listen and I hope you enjoy!

This message was posted Friday, June 18, 2010


Great Show June 5th, Thank you!:
I finally got some sleep last night, so I can compose a lucid message now. I want to first thank everyone who came out to see us at the show! We had a great turn out, in spite of several people not being able to make it. I'm not going to thank anyone by name (or I'll be sure to forget someone) but it really was great to see you all! I think everyone enjoyed the show and I know Andy and I sure did! I had such a good time, I didn't even feel my fingers nearly falling off until the very last song.

I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures Larry Lawfer took. It looked like he got at least a few good ones!

We've got another show this Saturday night at Rodeo City Music Hall, in Mesquite. We'll be playing up to four songs on the show among the other artists there.


For anyone interested in going, the show starts at 7:30 and admission is $10 for adults.
The address is: 214 W. Davis in Mesquite, Texas 75149

This message was posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010


New Colored Guitar Picks In!:
Blue and Pink Custom Superman Cross guitar picksThe new custom guitar picks are in! I decided to get some color in my picks this time. As many of you know I designed the "Superman Cross" symbol (click on the link for more info) to represent me and remind myself of personal weaknesses. The first incarnation was the plain white perloid picks with just the logo. Then I got the black perloid picks with the logo and the short version of the website . I personally really like the blue picks, but I got the pink picks primarily for the many female fans. All of them have been quite pretty (and of course perfectly functional), but I am particularly pleased with this latest incarnation.

This message was posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Wolfe City Chain Gang - An "Old Man's" Story:



Andy Anderson
Photo: Larry Lawfer
A new friend request brought this story to mind. Don Quinn a friend from high school, 50 years ago sent me a request recently. My first year in college, he convinced me to help him steal a Wolfe City, city limit sign just north of Commerce, TX where we were going to college. Well, we were unbolting the city limit signs (there are 2 on each pole) and I could see the sheriff car stopped at the red light. As I saw him coming toward us I told Don to hurry up and get that sign down and get it in the trunk and let's get out of here. We out ran the police for the first mile in my hot-rod ford. I ran that thing wide open for a mile and then I shut the lights off, slammed on the brakes, made a bat-turn and pulled off into a corn field. We watched as the sheriff flew by going well over 100, but he didn't see me. Don and I both got a sign each and we both put it up in our dorm rooms. A week later, I received a call from someone purporting to be the dean of the college. "This is Dean So-and-So" and I said, "Yeah? And this is Santa Claus". He repeated himself and said that it really was the dean and said that I needed to report to the office immediately; that the police were there and they needed to talk with me. Well, they didn't want to talk at all; they wanted to arrest me! They took me to jail along with Don Quinn. While we were there they asked us to stand in front of a pile of stolen signs and they took my picture. The next newspaper said they had apprehended the culprits that had stolen all of those signs. I have no idea were all those signs came from, but we took the fall for it. It was $50 to get out of jail for that so I got myself out. Don Quinn asked me for another $50 to get him out. And I told him that I had the money but I wasn't going to give it to him because he was the reason I was in there in the first place. So I left him sittin' there. And now he wants to be friends on Face Book...

This message was posted Friday, May 14, 2010


Baptism:
Saturday, I posted my first gospel song. This song very clearly caught my attention not long ago and has gripped me with a need to sing it and at some point (hopefully) make a music video of it. The recording quality of this one in particular is not that great, but I had little at hand when I set to record it today. In spite of that, I hope that you enjoy it. This weekend was difficult for me for reasons I do not want to say, but this song has been cathartic to me and I hope it touches you with half the power that it has leant to me.

The song is available for download from my website on the music page (http://www.michaelwhit.info/music.asp) or you can play it from my Facebook page (on the boxes tab). Enjoy.

I appreciate all of my friends and family who continue to lend moral support. Without you I couldn't continue. And I would be remiss, if I didn't mention that any good that I do comes from the grace given through the Holy Spirit.

This message was posted Monday, May 3, 2010


A Month "Off":
I will not be performing on stage again until May 15th. I plan to use the "time off" to work on a few gospel songs an hopefully new recordings and maybe a video. I am also beginning to plan my first "real" music video. It'll take much more time to put together than a month has to offer (only because I still have a full-time job outside of music). I don't consider my other videos "real" music videos because the footage itself doesn't tell a story like this one will. I may post the outline at some point for you to read until I actually have the chance to make it. Stay tuned for further developments.

This message was posted Monday, April 19, 2010


NEW TWITTER ACCOUNT:
I finally set up a Twitter account. If you'd like to follow me, the link is provided on the home page as well as below.
Follow Me On Twitter

This message was posted Friday, March 26, 2010


NEW FACEBOOK FAN PAGE:
I finally created a FaceBook fan page. The link is provided on the home page as well as below.
Find Me On Facebook


This message was posted Friday, March 26, 2010


IN THE NEWS:
A friend of mine named Larry Lawfer went with us to the show on Feb 20 and wrote an article about the experience. Along with being a professional photographer, Larry is also quite the blogger. You can click here to read Larry Lawfer's blog.

This message was posted Thursday, February 25, 2010


Saturday the 28th, I auditioned at the Point Opry and they put me on the show that very night! Point, TX is a tiny town on Hwy 69 about 50-60 miles east of Dallas. The Opry is not very big and has no website, as far as I know, but I had a blast singing there! This saturday was the Gospel show so I sang Have a Little Talk With Jesus (a Randy Travis Song) and Long Black Train (by Josh Turner). The welcoming of the attendees was overwhelming. I was surprised by the amount I received in tips and I think I shook the hand of everyone there that night. There was someone from the Rains County Leader there who spoke with me for a while and said that there would be a little something about me in the paper on Tuesday. I, obviously, do not subscribe but my grandmother lives out in Point and I've asked that she get a copy of that issue. My thanks to everyone who was there for the incredible welcome they gave me! I will be returning to the Point Opry on October 17, 2009.

This message was posted Monday, August 31, 2009


Saturday the 22nd, I auditioned at the Wylie Opry and they requested that I come and sing on Sept 26th, 2009. Wylie has a live band for all the songs and they are really great! If you prefer live band music over recorded tracks, I think you'll like the Wylie opry. It is a smaller venue and more rural so I don't expect as many people I know to come. If you do come out that Saturday, I look forward to seeing you! The website for the Wylie opry is
www.wylieopry.com.

I've revised the list of songs I plan on doing on Sept 5th in Mesquite (again). I think this will be the final revision. I guess I just can't resist doing a Randy Travis song.:

Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson
Paint Me a Birmingham - Tracey Lawrence
Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Stranger in My Mirror - Randy Travis

This message was posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Wylie Audition:
My audition at the Wylie opry went really well! I'm scheduled to sing two songs with the live band on September 26th!

This message was posted Sunday, August 23, 2009


Thank You!:
I want to thank the people who came out to support me Saturday night! Thank you very much and I hope you were entertained. Sometime this week I expect to have the video posted. I'll be posting the videos on my website. Also pictures were taken, when I get them I will post them. Ron Litt was gracious enough to take some at my request. He's a great photographer; I've seen some of his work, so I'm excited to see the pictures as well.

I sang the following songs and Andy Anderson accompanied me on all of them (and did an amazing job, as always):

On the Other Hand - Randy Travis
Ants On a Log - Randy Travis
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) - various artists

Coming up next...

September 5th is the date of the next show! I'm excited about it as
well. I've already selected most of the possible songs. I don't know exactly how
many I will be singing yet, but below are the list of the possible songs:

Where Were You (When the World Stopped
Turning)
- Alan Jackson
Remember When - Alan Jackson
Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
The Dance - Garth Brooks
Paint Me a Birmingham - Tracy Lawrence

This message was posted Monday, August 17, 2009


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