Mississippi is defined by its people, the delta, the summer heat, backroads and that sharp sound. The Blues were born here, thrived here, influenced music genres for generations. Now a new brand of Mississippi music is taking shape. It’s not quite blues, it’s not country, rock or bluegrass, it’s MissiHippie Music. MissiHippie Music is a combination of all the great music birthed in Mississippi. MissiHippie Music represents the hard-working, self-made people of this great state. Its Clarksdale, Tupelo, Jackson, Oxford, Starkville and everywhere in between. And like the farmers, tradesmen, blue collar and white collar workers, MissiHippie Music is self-made. We want to prove that you can create and distribute our music on a national scale once again. The orange delta sun isn’t setting on Mississippi Music, it’s rising on MissiHippie Music.
photography by Nick Kenney
NO PEACE FOR ME
Stephen Michael is confirmed to record his debut album in June at Electraphonic Recording in Memphis, TN with an expected release in late July and will be available on all digital streaming platforms
Stephen Michael to be guest on the Scott Spencer show
Stephen Michael is confirmed to be a guest on the Scott Spencer radio show on Miss 98 FM in Tupelo, MS on Thursday morning May 16th. You can listen to the interview live on 97.5FM in the mid-south or miss98.net. The two will talk about the future of music in Mississippi’s future, what is a MissiHippie and Stephen will debut a new song live during the show.
Stephen Michael to make radio debut Friday
Stephen Michael is set to make his radio debut on the Marybeth Conley show Friday April 12th from noon-1pm. Their discussion will focus on the message behind the single “Red Bull & Faith” and how different experiences has helped influence Stephen’s music. Be sure to tune in to 990am in Memphis or KWAMtheVoice.com to hear Stephen’s interview and the Memphis radio debut of “Red Bull & Faith”.
Stephen Michael announces first Memphis Show
Stephen Michael is bringing his unique brand of Missihippie music to Memphis for the very first time when he takes the stage at Growler’s on Saturday May 18th. Tickets are $5 and are available to purchase online or at the door. Doors will open at 4pm with Stephen Michael taking the stage at 5pm. Come out and support Stephen Michael at Growler’s as Missihippie music is brought to Memphis. Be on the lookout for more information about this show in the coming weeks.
Debut Single Redbull & Faith released
Red Bull & Faith is a song of overcoming a seemingly impossible situation you may be going through. Whatever that situation is we can always go just a little farther than what we perceive the limit to be. To fail or loose is to allow defeat to win. I feel we all need to be reminded this. My goal of this song was to give someone who might need some encouragement a positive story to relate with. I would hope someone could use this song as their mantra to push harder and farther and define their future on their terms. Anything is possible with Red Bull & Faith.
Living. Loving. Learning
Stephen michael announces
gold strike casino shows
Stephen Michael is bringing his unique style and brand of MissiHippie music to Gold Strike Casino beginning in April and continuing through the summer. Stephen will be a recurring featured act in the TEN10 Bar & Lounge and Stage 2 venues. “I’m so humbled by all the support I’ve been given. The local establishments that welcomed my music and the ones who have encouraged me to chase this crazy dream” says Stephen. “I’m excited over this opportunity given to me by Gold Strike Casino to grow as a musician. I would like to have each and every one that has believed in and supported me to come along as this journey takes a new turn on life’s highway.” Be sure to check STEPHENMICHAELMUSIC.COM for the updated show schedule throughout the summer.