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Mike Breen And The Big Dream

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The music of a lifetime blended together in a ‘Big, Big Dream’. Mike is a musician of significant note and his songwriting abilities have taken on a new dimension, blending the true Gospel sounds flowing out of any Church on a Sunday morning, the Country that has been a large part of his musical career, the Bluegrass that is in his blood and the beauty of a Southwestern Mexican sunset. All of this is Mike Breen and he turns it into one of the finest independent releases you can find. “Bleu” Mortensen’s soulful Dobro, Mike Cirillo’s Fiddle, Billy Parker’s untouchable Mandolin, industry veterans Mickey McGee and Doug Haywood on Cajon and Bass make up one of the finest bands you can find and they back Mike’s high lonesome vocal and musical talent with their own significant and special talents. Listen once, listen twice, and listen again, you’ll hear something new and memorable every time. Enjoy the Dream it will be a special one. -- Keith Curtis

Mike Breen began his musical career in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania playing guitar and singing bluegrass music with his best friend Kenny Thompson. After a few years at Penn State University playing with the Magnificent Truckstop Band Mike moved to Phoenix, Arizona and immediately got a gig in a folk duo called 'Smith and Breen' performing at the Salt Cellar restaurant and shortly thereafter became a “Barnstormer” at the Windmill Dinner Theater. During this time Mike met many musicians and songwriters  Darcie Deaville with whom he collaborated on stage and in the studio and co-wrote her Kerrville winning song 'Icy Barrel of a Loaded Gun.’

Mike released 2 Cds in the nineties "No Excuses" and "Past Lives" to critical acclaim as well as performing as an original member of The Red River Opry Band in Tempe, AZ. Also, during this period of time Mike got his first b bender telecaster which would eventually lead him to write and record a ground breaking CD called 'Mescal Mary and Other B and G Bender Guitar Instrumentals.'

The 1990's found Mike freelancing with various bands as well as playing guitar for country stars that would come through town including Hank Thompson, Skip Ewing, John McKuen and Jessi Colter (with whom he recorded tracks for her "Out Of The Ashes" CD produced by Don Was) as well as releasing more of his own work including "Apartment Living" which included some of Mike's most compelling songs.

Currently, Mike is performing solo shows in support of his new release "All Night Long." working with his band "Mike Breen and the Big Dream," and composing music for television and movies.


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