March, 2009

Brother Can You Spare A Dime

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

“Brother Can You Spare a Dime” is one those great songs that I always felt like spoke to my own personal story.  I recorded it over a year ago. I never thought it would be relevant to the times that we live in. For you out there listening, I would like to say that “Brother Can You Spare A Dime,” is just one of ten great classic songs that we recorded for this CD, which I feel is really more about the longing for love and justice and the triumph of hope.

The folks at Blue Planet Records have pressed up thousands of the single “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” and I understand that they are in transit to radio stations around the world as I write this.

Going back to the subject of hope, we all see that these are troubled times that are testing all of us. I am just a singer and a songwriter that really doesn’t know much about anything, who is still recovering from so many mistakes. Please forgive me if I offend anyone, but I do owe those who showed me, that where there is hope there are answers to be found, hold on to it and share it with others but don’t let anyone take it from you.

It’s in that spirit I encourage all of us looking for hope, to give it. May I encourage you to support Covenant House and other fine charities because no one should be homeless, especially a child.

Michael Tinholme

The House of Jazz: Officially Released March 10, 2009

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

After all these months of work the CD that we have all worked so hard on is now available for sale at, and other retail stores across the country and around the world.

I’m fortunate to have this CD co-produced by Tom Fowler and Dennis Moody and to have Bruce Fowler as the music supervisor and conductor, as well as Walt Fowler on horns. Yes all three Fowler brothers came together to work on “The House of Jazz!” I believe it’s been a long time since the Fowler brothers have all recorded together on the same CD. I’m so honored to have these great artists make such a wonderful contribution to this CD, it has been a dream of mine since I can remember.

Guitar master Mike Miller played so many styles of guitar on the CD and every one of his solo’s were magic!

Bill Cunliffe is an amazing pianist and made such a great contribution to this work.

They call him legendary because his bass playing is inspired and impeccable. Thank you Tom Fowler for being my bass player, co-producer and mentor.

Gary Novak is an exciting and innovative drummer and his playing filled the CD with energy.

Jeff Babko’s playing on Hammond B3 brought my vision of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” to life.

I also want to thank Wayne Bergeron for making such a great contribution to the “The House of Jazz.”

I would also like to thank the orchestra for “The House of Jazzz” for coming out and playing so wonderfully, as well as all the engineers and technicians for their hard work.

One more thanks to Tom Fowler and Dennis Moody for your great producing and constant pushing of me to be better. It wasn’t always pleasant but I am better for it.