MICK KOLASSA & THE TAYLOR MADE BLUES BAND
Sharing Their Free-Range Blues©
Mick Kolassa & The Taylor Made Blues Band is one of North Mississippi’s
favorite bands, whose love of and talent for the blues is infectious.
When not on the road the band performs regularly on Beale Street in Memphis and at clubs and juke joints in Clarksdale and other Mississippi cities. Their albums have received critical acclaim and significant airplay worldwide.
Playing a combination of original songs, cherished blues classics and some surprising blues “uncovers” of songs not traditionally thought of as blues, the Taylor Made Blues Band keeps audiences enthralled by
fitting the set to the fans to assure their enjoyment of the show.
They are lively and animated in their performances, assuring that the fans enjoy themselves
as they listen to the band playing what Mick calls Free-Range Blues©.
This band brings their love of the blues and a little bit of Mississippi to the stage.
MORE THAN A PERFORMANCE
Mick is available for workshops on:
planning and budgeting for a new album
the difference between a band and a group of musicians
WHAT THEY HAVE SAID
MIDWEST RECORDS - Chris Spector
Whether original, cover, or cover that shouldn’t work but does, we’re starting to get the sense that this cat is a self-compiled encyclopedia of the blues with the chops to back up putting himself out there front and center
REFLECTIONS IN BLUE - Bill Wilson
Mick Kolassa could work up an arrangement and sing the phone book (from a small Mississippi town) and make it a hit
BLOGCRITICS - Rhetta Akamatsu
Mick Kolassa has a voice that was made for the blues
HONORS & NOTEWORTHY
2018 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist (Cotton Road)
2018 Downbeat Magazine Lists Double Standards As A Top Rated Album
2017 Independent Blues Award 3x Nominee:
Contemporary Blues Album: Taylor Made Blues
Traditional Blues Song: Taylor Made Blues
Song for the Common Good: In The Day
Mick had the honor and privilege of serving on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation
for 6 years, 3 as Vice Chairman