November 19, 2019

Shows and Tours

Little Mike and the Tornadoes  

Date City Venue Country
11/22/19 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145.
11/23/19 Brunswick, Georgia Live at the Blue Door United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1706 2nd Street. Venue phone: 844-266-5269. 8-11 PM Such an awesome show at a great listening room!! It’s worth the Drive!!! Chicago Blues by Little Mike Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.”
11/24/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.” Another musician Mike greatly admired was Paul Butterfield, who would regularly come and see Mike’s band perform. He liked their old “Chess sound” and took Mike under his wing. Mike says, “He helped me become less of a blues purist, and more of a music purist. Paul opened up my playing and taught me to put my blues in other music forms, to make it very personal.” Other influences cited include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Walter Horton. After leading a series of bands as a teenager, Mike formed the Tornadoes in 1978. At age 22, Mike was leading one of the busiest and toughest blues bands in New York City. Whenever a visiting blues artist came to town and needed a band, Little Mike and the Tornadoes usually got the call, backing artists such as Walter Horton, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, and Big Mama Thornton. Mike’s reputation led to the band’s touring as the backing unit for blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. Little Mike and the Tornadoes proudly describe themselves as a “working class band” that plays blues with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. “We all come from working class families and tough, working class neighborhoods,” says Mike. “Working class people have always been our biggest supporters.”Awesome Outdoor dining atmosphere and some Sunday Blues!
11/27/19 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145.
12/12/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131. Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.” Another musician Mike greatly admired was Paul Butterfield, who would regularly come and see Mike’s band perform. He liked their old “Chess sound” and took Mike under his wing. Mike says, “He helped me become less of a blues purist, and more of a music purist. Paul opened up my playing and taught me to put my blues in other music forms, to make it very personal.” Other influences cited include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Walter Horton. After leading a series of bands as a teenager, Mike formed the Tornadoes in 1978. At age 22, Mike was leading one of the busiest and toughest blues bands in New York City. Whenever a visiting blues artist came to town and needed a band, Little Mike and the Tornadoes usually got the call, backing artists such as Walter Horton, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, and Big Mama Thornton. Mike’s reputation led to the band’s touring as the backing unit for blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. Little Mike and the Tornadoes proudly describe themselves as a “working class band” that plays blues with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. “We all come from working class families and tough, working class neighborhoods,” says Mike. “Working class people have always been our biggest supporters.”
12/21/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Queens native Little Mike grew up on the very competitive New York City music scene. He started playing harp at age 14 and took up piano two years later. His first brush with the blues came while hearing John Lee Hooker at Carnegie Hall and later listening to a Paul Butterfield record. After that Little Mike couldn’t get enough. If a blues show was in New York City, Mike was there, especially when the Chicago players came to town. His favorite was Muddy Waters. “I used to go and see Muddy anytime he was within 150 miles of New York,” he said. “He is easily the biggest influence on the band and my playing. And if it’s not Muddy himself then it’s the great guys he always picked to play with him, like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spann on the piano or Little Walter and James Cotton on harp.” Another musician Mike greatly admired was Paul Butterfield, who would regularly come and see Mike’s band perform. He liked their old “Chess sound” and took Mike under his wing. Mike says, “He helped me become less of a blues purist, and more of a music purist. Paul opened up my playing and taught me to put my blues in other music forms, to make it very personal.” Other influences cited include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Walter Horton. After leading a series of bands as a teenager, Mike formed the Tornadoes in 1978. At age 22, Mike was leading one of the busiest and toughest blues bands in New York City. Whenever a visiting blues artist came to town and needed a band, Little Mike and the Tornadoes usually got the call, backing artists such as Walter Horton, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Lightning Hopkins, and Big Mama Thornton. Mike’s reputation led to the band’s touring as the backing unit for blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. Little Mike and the Tornadoes proudly describe themselves as a “working class band” that plays blues with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. “We all come from working class families and tough, working class neighborhoods,” says Mike. “Working class people have always been our biggest supporters.”

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Little Mike and the Tornadoes  

Date City Venue Country
11/16/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. 7 – 10 PM
11/14/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131. 6 – 9 PM
11/07/19 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. 7 – 10 PM
10/26/19 Tallahassee, FL Bradfordville Blues Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Tickets. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 7152 Moses Lane. Venue phone: 850-906-0766. Get your tickets early! This show is sure to be a sellout!
10/25/19 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145. 8PM -11 PM
10/20/19 New Smyrna Beach, FL 14th Annual Harmonica Championships United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 690 E 3rd Ave. Biggest and best harmonica show and competition!! Players come from all over the planet to compete….this year we welcome Brandon Santini and band! Rockin Jake will perform and the mighty Payne Brothers will back the contestants. This will be the biggest and best FHC ever…don’t miss it!
10/19/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
10/13/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Sunday 4PM – 7 PM
10/10/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
10/05/19 Gainesville, FL Celebration Pointe Square United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: I -75 and Archer Road.
10/04/19 Micanopy, FL The Depot and Speakeasy Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $$. Address: 22060 N US HWY 441. Venue phone: 352-591-0145. Located in a historic train station built in 1881. Come enjoy fresh, traditionally made pizza’s, calzones, sandwiches and wings. Florida craft beers on tap and wine available. Full liquor and whiskey cabinet!
09/29/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
09/21/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
09/21/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. 7 PM – 9 PM
09/12/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
09/05/19 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877. No Tickets needed, All ages in the restaurant area
08/17/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $$$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288. Reservations Suggested on the Weekends on the Patio!
08/09/19 Fernandina Beach, FL Green Turtle Tavern United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 14 S 3rd Street. Venue phone: 904-321-2324.
08/08/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
07/28/19 Sebastian, FL Earl’s Hideaway Lounge United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1405 Indian River Drive. Venue phone: 772-589-5700.
04/20/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
04/19/19 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441.
04/11/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
04/11/19 Oxford, FL Whispering Oaks Winery United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10934 Coountry Road 475. Venue phone: 352-748-0449.
04/05/19 Gainesville, FL Heartwood Soundstage United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 619 South Main Street.
04/04/19 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877.
03/29/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
03/15/19 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969.
03/14/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
03/13/19 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969.
03/12/19 Samsula, FL Cabbage Patch United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 549 Tomoka Farms Road. Venue phone: 386-427-8969.
03/10/19 Edmonton, Alberta Blues on Whyte Canada
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10329 82nd Ave NW.
03/09/19 Edmonton, Alberta Blues on Whyte Canada
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10329 82nd Ave NW.
03/08/19 Edmonton, Alberta Blues on Whyte Canada
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10329 82nd Ave NW.
03/07/19 Edmonton, Alberta Blues on Whyte Canada
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10329 82nd Ave NW.
03/06/19 Edmonton, Alberta Blues on Whyte Canada
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10329 82nd Ave NW.
02/23/19 Brunswick, Georgia Live at the Blue Door United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1706 2nd Street. Venue phone: 844-266-5269.
02/16/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
02/15/19 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441.
02/14/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
01/31/19 Gainesville, FL One Love Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4989 NW40th Place. Venue phone: 352-509-3131.
01/19/19 High Springs,, FL The Great Outdoors Restaurant United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 65 North Main Stree. Venue phone: 386-454-1288.
01/18/19 Lady Lake, FL McCall’s Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 997 Alverez Ave. Venue phone: 352-750-9441.
01/17/19 Atlantic Beach, FL Ragtime United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Venue phone: 904-241-7877.

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