Just Playin' for Fun
Mike Wagoner has spent the past decade as a dual musical citizen - living and recording in Nashville, Tennessee during the winter, and based out of northern Idaho in the summer. His musical work in Nashville has led to three critically acclaimed albums - "Down a Country Road" (2001), "Gone Fishin'" (2003), and "Blue Collar Heart" (2005), recorded in Nashville's renowned Moraine Studios. Also recorded in Moraine's new studio is Mike's latest (and many say finest) CD, 'Just Playin' For Fun.' Mike's collection of original songs is varied - from country-rock to ballads and soulful folk, with a peppering of humorous songs throughout. One of his many musical talents is to put his signature spin on forgotten classics, bringing them new life. He also has an uncanny ear for covering the great vocalists - from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, to Elvis Presley and Neil Young. 'Just Playin' for Fun' also marks the debut of a new artist - 11 year-old Sadie Wagoner. Sadie is doubly blessed with musical genes - half from Mike, the other half from her singer-songwriter mom, Jenai. Take a listen to the last track on the album (after you've heard the first 8, of course!) and you'll hear what Janis Joplin or Bette Midler might have sounded like as a pre-teen. Awesome!