Music Recommendation: Mike Ratliff — “Lucky I’m Not Dead”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Track: “Lucky I’m Not Dead”

Single: One-Sided Single

Artist: Mike Ratliff

Artist Location: McConnelsville, Ohio

Info:

“A ‘live’ recording of a song about my drinking days flirting with other people’s girlfriends, getting beat up, and other fun stuff. Lol.”

“Thank Goodness for the gas station hotdog.”  Mike Ratliff

BIO

“It was 4 in the morning when it happened. Another trucker swerved into Mike Ratliff’s 18-wheeler, sending itself off the highway. Ratliff found himself pulling the man out of the vehicle in flames saving his life. Within moments, the truck exploded.  This event would not only change the course of his route — it would change the course of his life. 

“Now emerging as a solo artist, Mike is your everyday everyman who proves there’s something special about that. In the Ohio coalfields, Mike Ratliff was raised with ritz’s in his teeth, and a heart of compassion. He grew up listening to his uncle’s band, and once had a short-lived band of his own. But for the 20 years he worked as a trucker, he also worked on his craft. On highway berms and in all-night diners, he wrote songs about the things he observed and the people he encountered. 

“During this period, Mike formed the Non Members, a performing duo that played everywhere from nursing homes to notable regional songwriter showcases, including Charleston’s community radio’s MUSICIAN’S EDITION and the WOODY HAWLEY SERIES, hosted by NPR’s MOUNTAIN STAGE bandleader Ron Sowell. In this time, he cut his musical teeth as a writer and performer. 

“His songs are standouts of lyrical storytelling – and, his stories themselves are extraordinary. His acoustic guitar work provides an earthy backdrop that reminds us there’s power in simplicity. He narrates these stories of the day-to-day with an evocative vocal delivery that is both passionate and well-restrained. 

“The accident on that fateful day, though tragic, had a redeeming effect: it emboldened Mike Ratliff to live his artistic vision on his own terms.”

— Arthur Deras

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Acoustic. Americana. Folk. Singer-Songwriter.

Links:

“Lucky I’m Not Dead”

https://mikeratliff.bandcamp.com/track/lucky-i-m-not-dead

Mike Ratliff on Bandcamp

https://mikeratliff.bandcamp.com

Mike Ratliff on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/1969guitarmike

Mike Ratliff Official Website

https://mikeratliffmusic.com

 

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