Austin-based Mike Ethan Messick, who describes his repertoire as “honky-tonk stompers and love songs rolled in dust,” will play at Riley’s Tavern tonight.
Messick, according to the Austin Examiner, “hasn’t had a music career so much as an ongoing adventure, an up-and-down mix of high times and hard luck to leave him with a lifetime of stories while still (fairly) young. Occasionally playing for thousands and other times to much more intimate spaces, sometimes rocking out full-tilt with a band and sometimes alone with his guitar, the well-traveled Texan has made himself at home in the Austin-area Hill Country.”
As it happens, the Riley’s Tavern gig tonight will be one of Messick’s last “for awhile with the new baby coming soon and whatnot,” he wrote this week on his Facebook fan page His followers ought not fret too much. He says he’ll be be back on the stage sometime this summer.