Since joining with country artist Randy Houser in 2012 I have had the opportunity to tour all over with, undisputedly, one of Nashville's most talented singers. From divey rock clubs to stadiums, some of my closest friends and I have made music together... the good old fashioned way — playing 'with' each other, performing passionately, and with LOUD vintage gear on stage!
Having toured professionally with many artists for over ten years out of Nashville the need for a less constrained format of music became apparent. My friend Tripper Ryder, bassist for Houser, and I started to pursue a small vanity project. The idea was essentially a cover band, but conceptually was much more. MIPS was a way for us to play a local gig when off the road, perform the music and sets we wanted, and set a tone for music lovers to come and enjoy along with each other's company. Though, what you won't hear is polished and form-fitted cover music. We curate a different playlist monthly that comprises of a theme or follows a specific artist, chart out the music, and (if lucky to get in one run-through the day before) perform a lighthearted showing of music we love while ingesting an unlimited supply of liquor. You might call MIPS the "Drunk History of Live Music".
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Self explanatory. Wanking around with no care of mistakes or bad hair.
Dierks Tour 2016
Red Rocks 2016
The Rave 2015
RIPMIPS - For those we lost in 2016
Tribute to the Power Trio
StickyMIPS - The Rolling Stones
Get Teenage MIPS Right Through the Night -
Earth's Mightiest MIPS! - Power Pop
Swing With A Sting
Boys Keep Swingin'
Phoenix Mendoza Record Release
MIPS Get Petty - Tom Petty
A Night at the MIPS - Queen