World-class saxophone player, guitarist, and blues rock vocalist Mike Clark says Yes “I Want To Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 21-29, 2023” Headliner Bio!

For The Big Reboot/Relaunch Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests…Fun In The Sun When It’s Cold Everywhere Else…Always For Great Causes. See Below For More On Our Causes. And Watch For More Bios In The Days And Weeks Ahead. We’re Excited About The Great Performers We’ve Got Coming And The Show Concepts We’re Presenting.

Mike Clark, Great Attitude, Big Heart, Ready To Help, Big Multi-Dimensional Talent With Saxophone (Every Fest Needs A Good One), Plus An Excellent Blues-Rock Vocalist And Guitar Player Too. And Talent Scout Too. He Turned Us On To The Great Under The Radar (So Far) Talent That Is Guitar Slinging Female Blues & Rock Vocalist Chris Ghidoni Who Will Join Us Too. The Namesake Mikey’s On Twelfth In Calgary, Alberta Canada, He Knows A Thing Or Two (And More) About Creating Great Jams And You Know We Love To Feature Jams And Collaborations At Our Fest. Especially on Sundays.

Say Hello To Mike Now And Then Please Come And Say Hello To Him Live Up Close And Personal January 21-29, 2023 In Mexico. Rock and Blues Explosions Fest January 26-29, 2023. Vegas Style Shows January 21 & 22 with Jersey Boys and The Soul Brothers-Blues Brothers Tribute. Plus Jazz & Jazz Rock Too The First Weekend.

Title Track of Mike’s 2021 Album, Devil’s Playground

From Mike’s Bio

“Mike Clark is one of Alberta’s preeminent Saxophone Players”                                      – Holger Petersen, host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues 

“World-class, Alberta-based songwriter, recording artist, and producer Mike Clark is a staple on the music scene in his home province and across Canada, as well as internationally as a horn section member of Tommy Castro’s Revue on the  Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises.  

While Mike is best known for his work as a saxophonist, he’s also an accomplished guitarist and singer who most often leads his own group, the Mike Clark Band. He’s also an in-demand sideman and studio session player. The busy musician owns his own club, Mikey’s on Twelfth in Calgary, a hot spot for music in the city. 

Mike has released 5 full-length CDs, Saxman (2003), Clarkology (2004), Forever People (2017), Porch Sessions (2010), and his latest, Devil’s Playground (2020). All feature Mike’s original songs along with a few choice covers. All have received extensive airplay in Canada. 

The Mike Clark Band has appeared at Calgary International Blues Festival, Regina and Saskatoon Midwinter  Bluesfest’s, North Country Fair, Pembina Nights, Calgary’s Bluezha Paloozha Blues Circus, and at notable clubs such as Blues on Whyte, Buds on Broadway, the Blues Can, and of course his own popular club, Mikey’s on Twelfth (where they host their famous Saturday jam), among them. 

Mike has received 4 nominations for the Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year, and was voted Sax Player of the Year for the Calgary Blues Music Association awards on two occasions. The Mike Clark Band was selected to represent southern Alberta at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and Mike performed with the Tommy Castro &  the Painkillers on the LRBC (2020, 2022).” 

Music Links

Mike Clark Band 

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Promo Video 

Devil’s Playground – Release Party 

Mike with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on LRBC in 2020 

More On Our Causes:

In 2023 We Continue To Support Street Animal Rescue in Mexico And Have Taken On The Challenge Of Supporting For What We Call Street Kids Rescue-Helping Kids In Need, One By One, With Food, Shelter, Education, School Clothing, and Such. To Help Them Realize Their Full Potential.

We Have Also Committed To Raise Funds For A New “School Of Rock” Based Out Of Zihuatanejo’s Cultural Centre, and Working In The Region With Good Teachers And Equipment To Create Talented Future Rockers. So That Means Clinics At Every Fest And Event Too With Some Of Our World Class Talent.

Plus, Where We See An Opportunity If Possible We Want To Help Ukrainian War Refugees In Mexico. We’re Warred Out, To Turn A Phrase. Let’s Help If We Can Is Our Thinking.

Who Do You Love? Part 3 Who Do You Want To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through to early September with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Some videos are for newly recorded, or newly remastered music, others are some of the highest view counts for the performer. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stages in Mexico? We have about 25 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

Did You Miss Volumes 1 and 2 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Previous Weeks? Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) and Here (Link To Volume 2). And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. From the two previous posts, and this week’s post.

In This Week’s Segment 3:

In Random Order:

Janiva Magness USA

Blues Mules Canada

Jack Semple Canada

Mike Clark Band Canada

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram USA

Tab Benoit USA

Deanna Bogart and Tommy Castro USA

Please Vote For Your Favorites Now!

Watch For More Who Do You Love? In The Days Ahead. And Please Vote For Your Favorites From Part 1 and Part 2 of Who Do You Love? Who Would You Truly Love To See Live?

More on the Summer Lovin’- Winter Festin’ Canada Tour 2022 Searching For That Great Act For Mexico Winter 2023

It’s not quite Searching for Sugarman, but we’re serious about finding that one great band, or performers, maybe more than one, ready to be a big fan favorite at our Go Mexico rock and blues events-always for fun in the sun, always for a great cause or causes, in the winter 2022-2023. Who wants Mexico at the beach in the warmth in January? February? March?