June, 2009

Shirley Miles, thank you for sharing in my dream. We miss you.

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

It’s wonderful to have music that I loved making playing on the radio and I do appreciate and thank all of you out there listening. It truly is a dream come true.

Dreams are a funny thing, at first they belong to you alone. Then, if you’re lucky or blessed, people enter your life and dare you to do more than dream. It’s these people who change your life and make hope real. For one who naturally discounts the possibility of a good outcome, I can truly say that I owe everything to these angels who loved and supported me, and who have changed my life so wonderfully.

Shirley Miles was one of those people who dared me to push past my own fears in a sea of people (including myself) telling me to quit. Without her help and encouragement, none of this wonderful and dramatic change in my life would be possible. Thanks Mom for everything.

We miss you.

My Love Always,

Michael Tinholme




Thanks for playing “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Over the last few months while I’ve been between L.A. and San Francisco writing and working on music for my next CD, which I begin recording soon, I’m happy to say that “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” is being played all over the country. Again, thank you NPR for your continued support and encouragement of my career and to the many commercial radio and television stations for broadcasting my music. Thanks to all the listeners around the world for downloading “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” from iTunes, Napster, Amazon.com and CD Baby and thank you for your continuing support of my CD “The House of Jazz“.

It was good to see and check out our good friend Carl Lockett in San Francisco who is such a great guitar player. Carl, you’re sounding better than ever! For those who don’t know Carl’s work you should really check him out.

We’ll be back in SF for the Filmore Jazz Festival July 4th weekend. We also want to wish Gussie’s Southern Style Chicken and Waffles (on 1521 Eddie Street and Filmore) all the success in the world. Michelle, have a great opening! Can’t wait to dig into your great soul food.