With an uncanny ability to turn a phrase and pen lyrics with rich resonance, Mike Herz writes and performs in a style that is all his own. An aspiring poet long before picking up a guitar, Herz quickly came to the realization that his words would have a better chance of entering more ears if put to a tune. Flash forward years and many miles later and Mike feels most comfortable on stage in front of complete strangers and the odometer on his car can attest to his endless drive. Music has brought him across this great nation and into spellbound evenings in some of the best listening rooms around. His debut album "Overgrown" was released in 2013, duo album "Closer to Home" in 2015 and his follow up solo album is due out in late summer/fall 2016.
The car may soon be gone, but the journey is just beginning.
Here is what some people have said/written:
"Overgrown is a triumph of the lyric-driven, acoustic-based, and highly personal music form. At one time it would have been labeled Folk Music, music by and about regular folks like us. But perhaps we should call it Life Music. Mike Herz is singing about his life, and about our lives."
"I love your CD, man. Really love it. No B.S. I listen to a lot of independent CDs and yours really surprised me with its point-of-view, the fresh honest lyrics. The remarkable turn-of-phrase <<<one right after another. Those are important songs."
"Mike writes songs with layers of depth."
"New Jersey songwriter Mike Herz understands the power of words, and on "Overgrown" he writes 14 songs that recount facets of the human condition with some skill."