Troubadour Mike Aiken Looks Ahead With European Tour, Nashville Skyline Single and Video

RespectedRoots/Americana artistMike Aiken releases “Nashville Skyline” today, the latest single and video from his  current album, WAYWARD TROUBADOUR.


rolling track rocks and cradles the tale of a constantly touring
musician who loves the road while longing for home. It’s a story Aiken
knows well, and he co-wrote the tune with friend and fellow tunesmith,
Chris P. James (Burrito Brothers). “I
had a theme and feel running around in my head,” Aiken explains. “I was
aiming for a throw-back Southern California, hippie type Country tune,
but infused with that longing for the first glimpse of “home.”  For us,
it’s that the iconic Nashville skyline. I think we captured that feeling


Thecompanion music video
features a rare (one of only 14 made) vintage Airstream originally
designed as a funeral coach, and “road trip” footage shot during Mike’s
last run.
“The video took us three
months to finish, due to touring demands, weather and a host of
mini-misadventures, but it was a blast,” Mike adds.


upcoming summer tour will take him and his wife Amy overseas (situation
allowing) for their seventh European tour July 23 – August 29. Shows
in France include: Angoulême, Bruay-la-Buissière, La Roche, La
Rochelle, Le Barp, Marseille, Metz, Montbrun Les Bains, Nice, Paris,
Pontlarlier, Strasbourg, and Trégastel.
The Netherlands’ stops include Lomm and Blijham; dates in Belgium will be announced soon.

“We can’t wait to go back,” Mike exclaims.”The
response from our European fans, radio and press is truly heartfelt,
beautiful and appreciated. They are so knowledgeable and into the


Aiken returns for stateside shows:


Sept. 6 – Pasadena, MD – House Concert

Oct 1-3 – Branchburg, NJ – Aiken & Friends Fest

Nov. 5-8 – Gulf Shores, AL – Frank Brown Songwriters Fest

Nov. 14 – Belton, MO – Whistle Stop Concert Series

Dec 4 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Folk Society

Dec. 13 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Folk Society


Fans can stream and download “Nashville Skyline”and the full Wayward Troubadour album is availableHERE.


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About Mike Aiken

originally hails from rural Western New York, outside of Buffalo but
lives aboard his sailboat in Norfolk, Virginia when he’s not on the road
or in Nashville. He ran away from home as a kid to play music, became a
licensed USCG Captain, sailed over 30,000 bluewater miles on his own
sailboat, and logged countless miles on the road performing in North
America and Europe. Now, he delivers toe-tapping, Rootsy grooves,
fingerpicking and slide guitar-laced tunes to audiences the world over.
Mike’s colorful life as sea captain and deft songwriter’s touch resonate
with his fans. His music has 
earned him a first-round Grammy nomination, radio
chart success including #1 and #13 in Europe and five Top 25 singles in
the U.S. He’s composed music for NASCAR TV programs and writes
bi-monthly ‘On The Road’ articles for Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

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