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I Was There
Monday, August 7th, 2017
7:00 PM
1509 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Michael Milligan and TEXIANA BLUEZ describe their unique sound as "Texas Blues with Louisiana Attitude". This is what happened when they combined their ethnic mixture of original sounds.
Front man / Lead singer/Harp Player MIICHAEL MILLIGAN, raised in Angleton, Texas with roots In Louisiana, has been a working musician since the early 70's. Playing out of Iowa(Midwest Circuit), Colorado(Northwest Circuit) and Houston(Southeast Circuit) as a Lead Singer and Drummer. Moving to Austin in 1990 Michael then became a front man for the band "Memphis Train"and from 2000 thru 2004 was the front man for "DELTA ROUX" playing in the states and in Western Europe releasing two C.D.'s thru the "TAXIM" Label out of Germany.
In 2000 Miichael began playing Harmonica and very quickly became one of the premire Harp players in Austin. Since 2005, the band has played over 900 gigs all over Texas and beyond.. From Alpine to Dallas, Nashville to San Angelo and in between, the group has been gaining a true blues following of fans and friends. In 2006 MICHAEL recorded and released the first studio CD called 'GOING UP' on the Indie Label Doc Blues Records. The second C.D. "HOLDIN' ON" was released in 2007. He has opened bigger shows as well with names like: Johnny Winter, Jerry LaCroix, Derek O'Brien, David Grissom, Nick Curran, Gary Clark Jr., Anson Funderberg, Whitey Johnson, Vallejo, Miss Lavelle White and others. MICHAEL MILLIGAN'S composing and lyric talents haven't gone unnoticed by the local, national and international media as well with glowing reviews in Blues Review Magazine, Blues Matters, Music News-Houston. The Bastop-Smithville Times music editor Terry Haggerty raved about the combo in another shining 'Live Performance' review on May 22, 2008. MICHAEL MILLIGAN is know as "THE VOICE" on 6th Street and very often compared to the vocal stylings of Junior Medlow.
When the new Austin Blues Society was created and had a monthly ABS open blues jam at Antones originally hosted by MICHAEL MILLIGAN and in 2009 for the first time ever, Austin held the local International Blues Society Competition. From all the worthy entries, MICHAEL MILLIGAN was judged the best act to represent Austin, Texas for the 2009 IBC Finals in Memphis,Tennessee. In 2012 Michael retuned to the I.B.C. competition representing the San Angelo Blues Society.
On June 16th 2011 MICHAEL MILLIGAN was honored by the Austin City Council by proclaiming that day as "MICHAEL MILLIGAN DAY" in Austin, Texas.
Now MICHAEL MILLIGAN will be releasing his third C.D. entitled 'MY TIME' in 2012. Michael's songwriting prowless has hit a new level and is well represented on the new release"MY TIME".
Since 2005, MICHAEL MILLIGAN has refined his sound while playing venues in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, San Antonio, Corpus Christi,Victoria, Port Aransas and beyond.
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