“An auspicious introduction. Mickelson makes use of traditional instrumentation—all in service to his dramatic delivery. Given his skills, it ought to be interesting to see what Mickelson comes up with next.”
VIDEO PREMEIRE ON “HUFFINGTON POST”
Acoustic performance of “Hercules & Iron Man” was an exclusive premiere on “HuffPost”.
“Mickelson sings with aching urgency, cloaked in a dark fog that keeps his melodies balancing on the edge of unresolved, underscoring his take that life is never an all-easy road. His work is smart, moving and never overdone.” -MusicNewsNashville (full review)
REVIEW FROM “FLICKERING” LA RECORD RELEASE SHOW
“His lyrics are rich with perspective and his ability to go from banjo to acoustic and create different vibes with each song is incredible.” (full review)
THE BAY BRIDGED EXCLUSIVE STREAM
“...an alternative-folk blend driven by Mickelson’s booming and unforgettable vocals, Flickering is a compilation of the twangy Americana sounds and a lyricism that takes listeners on a journey.” (full article)
FEATURED ARTIST IN PHILLY
Gashouse Radio in Philly named me “Artist of the Week” in support of my recent Northeast Tour.
FIRST REVIEW OF “FLICKERING”
“Beautiful, heartbreaking, triumphant, intense – a panoramic of the human condition – Mickelson’s debut album pulls out all the stops and demands to be heard.” (full review)
On the set of my first TV spot (KCTV-CBS) while on tour with Dan Coyle (NYC). We played “God I Miss You” from his new record “Perfect World. Perfect Beat.” which I produced this summer. So much fun.