GTR Man String Repair

  • Instrument Repair
  • Cropped gtr man string repair
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Location Sioux City, IA

Basics

2014 West 14th St Sioux City IA 51103 United States
PHONE 712.255.1385 www.mikelangley.com musicpage.com/jacklangley

History

Member since: 06/26/2011

Biography

MIKE LANGLEY--outline of a life in music
--started playing guitar at age 9, taught by his dad, Jack Langley (2005 recipient of the Danny Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award and Inductee into The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). Mom Sheila played piano and sang harmony with the family at home; Mike's younger brother Jon followed the calling too, and became a singer, guitarist, bass guitarist, songwriter, painter, photographer, graphic artist--a quintessential artist of rare mastery and beauty--

Mike played his first gig at the age of ten in a dirt-floor, hole-in-the-wall joint in the Sioux City Stockyards --Mike the junior high- and high schooler played guitar and sang with Jack at a multitude of clubs in Nashville and back in Sioux City
--Mike studied Linguistics, French and German at Morningside College from 1981-85, making friends with Austrian musicians; he started traveling to Europe before graduating Summa Cum Laude, then moved to Europe in '85
--Lived and toured in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany,
France and the UK from '85-'97, developing a free-lance career that ranged from performing on cobblestone streets to playing at international jazz and folk festivals;
appearing in nightclubs to writing and recording movie soundtracks; working as a singer, instrumentalist and arranger in studios to touring solo and with rock, folk and avant-garde groups
--Toured in Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia and recorded "European Reunion Tour" with Jack in 1990
--Toured the US solo from New York City to San Francisco and back in '93
--Hooked up with brother Jon in Europe in early 90's to form The Langley Brothers Band,
recording "Upstairs In The Basement" in Vienna and touring Normandy, Brittany and the UK
(including a lengthy stint as House Band with Rudi Strauss at the legendary Rock Garden club in London)
before returning to the US in '97
--Formed independent record label, Orange Carpet Music, played with Jon in The Langley Brothers Band
and with Jack and Jon as The Langleys in the Sioux City area
--Lost Jon end of '99; Mike has released Langley Brothers Archives records every Christmas in Jon's memory
--Mike has produced 9 of his own records since returning to the US: "Prehumous", "Langley Brothers Band", "Gnu Ewe", "Faves", "Know What? Chicken Butt", "Westside Mikey & Westside Bobo", the "Dark Ones" series, "'67 Quarter" and "Cheers, Love", as well as 4 records with Jack: "Portraits", "Looking Back", "Harleys In Heaven" and "Guitar Man"--which has won the 2010 National Traditional Music Association's Songwriter Album of the Year Award.
--Proud Daddy of Jonas and Lucy, Mike continues to run Orange Carpet Music's independent record label/recording studio and teaches guitar at Western Iowa Tech, Morningside College and for YouthBuild at Goodwill Industries. Westside Mikey gigs either solo or with fellow music veterans Bob Larson, Jamie Bowers, Walt Peterson and Chad Stewart (Mike Langley Band/The Groovediggers) and of course with Jack Langley and Jamie Bowers (The Langleys Trio) and has recently joined up on bass guitar with longtime friends Jain Jeffer (Mindy Winchester, Jerry Kessler, Ray McAvoy and Buckley Mills)
--Performed with Jack on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s television music showcase “No Cover No Minimum” in 2008