With an uncanny ability to turn a phrase and pen lyrics that rattle around in your head, 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 could enter 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. 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 "The Acrobat" was released in January 2017.
photo by Brian Mccloskey
Here is what some people have said/written:
"breathes new life into folk music."
"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."
Enjoy this video of a new song I wrote about the places we leave behind.