Remembering Mikey

The Music, Memory, and Spirit of Michael Houser

15th Anniversary Shows September 2017

Sam Holt & Friends have just announced a weekend run of Remembering Mikey shows to honor the beloved music of Michael Houser.  This year marks the 15h anniversary of Michael Houser’s passing.

This three-day tour will feature a line-up of Sam Holt on guitar, Adam Grace on keys, Jeremy Ward on drums, Ross Parker on bass, and a few very special guests along the way. These very special dates will be limited to three shows only… so get ready East coast!

Saturday, September 1 @ The Whiskey, Wilmington, NC (Get Tickets)
Saturday, September 2 @ The Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC (Get Tickets)
Sunday, September 3 @ The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte, NC (Get Tickets)

 

Come celebrate the life, spirit and music of one of the greatest musicians to ever bless the stage. See you all there!

 

Widespread Panic After Show in Atlanta on April 22, 2017

Sam Holt & Friends have announced a special one night show at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta following the first Widespread Panic show at the Sweetwater 420 Festival on April 22nd, 2017.

This WSP After Show will feature the “Remembering Mikey” lineup, honoring the beloved music of Michael Houser. The after show will start right after WSP concludes and will stay open LATE… until 3am (special extension for special people)!

If you missed the last Remembering Mikey show in Atlanta, you can hear a recording it here.  That night was a true heater… with a guest appearance from Larry Acquaviva Reading a Poem On Mikey Houser during the introduction.

Get your tickets to this show now…. as we expect this aftershow to sell out as usual.

Get Tickets Here

 

 

Michael Houser Birthday Celebration – January 2017 Shows

2017 Michael Houser Birthday Celebration 

Two Upcoming Shows – January 2017

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Sam Holt Band are playing two special shows in celebration of the late Michael Houser’s January, 6th birthday. Houser was the founding guitarist for Widespread Panic. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer in August, 2002.

Sam Holt was Houser’s guitar tech and friend. Holt also performed with Widespread Panic many times after Michael’s departure and went on to form the band Outformation.

The show will feature many tunes from Houser’s posthumous album Sandbox, as well as classic songs he wrote for Widespread Panic. Sam Holt Band will also perform original material that was inspired by and written for the late Michael Houser.

The shows are billed as, “Sam Holt Band Presents : A Michael Houser Birthday Celebration – Honoring the Music, Memory, and Spirit of Michael Houser“.

Sharing the stage with Holt is Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums.

Remembering Mikey – January 2017 Shows:

January 6, 2017 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar (Get Tickets)

January 7, 2017 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (Get Tickets

“These shows will be a unique experience for Houser fans. I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Michael Houser’s music. It is an honor to be a part of this Birthday Celebration. He had one of the greatest musical minds of our time.”Adam Grace

“I think about him (Houser) all the time. He was gone way too soon, but left us with some great music that still inspires and touches people.”Sam Holt


For interview requests please contact:
Andrea Craven w/ Home Team Publicity – hometeampublicity @ gmail.com

Remembering Mikey Tour – July 2016 Carolinas Beach Tour

Sam Holt Takes Houser Tribute Back On the Road – Carolina Tour Dates in July 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- MAY 14, 2016

“Remembering Mikey,” the band led by Sam Holt, honoring Michael Houser’s music, is back on the road this summer with a beach run this July. The shows will feature Houser originals, songs from Houser’s posthumous release Sandbox, as well as Holt’s original songs that written for or inspired by Houser.

When Widespread Panic’s founding member, Michael Houser, passed away in 2002, Holt who served as Houser’s guitar tech at the time realized he needed to make the most of his time. “There were many times when he [Houser] told me, ‘You need to go play music,’” says Holt. In 2002, Sam formed the band, Outformation. Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic produced their first album Tennessee Before Daylight in 2005. The following year Sam played lead guitar for Widespread Panic during the Summer 2006 tour. In 2011, he formed the Sam Holt Band. In that time, Holt has built a large fan base across the country.

Holt takes time to honor his friend Michael Houser with the upcoming shows, billed officially as “Remembering Mikey – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser”. Sharing the stage with Sam Holt is Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., Ross Parker on bass, and Jeremy Ward on drums making this a show that cannot be missed by Houser fans.

Remembering Mikey official Tour Dates:

July 28, 2016- Myrtle Beach, SC @ Bourbon Street (Site)

July 29, 2016 – Wilmington, NC @ The Whiskey (Site)

July 30, 2016 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House (Site)

“Remembering Mikey will be a unique experience for Houser fans. I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Houser’s music. It is an honor to be a part of this tribute to Houser, one of the greatest musical minds of our time.” -Adam Grace.

“Mike meant so much to so many people. He instilled me with the confidence to play music… and these shows are a way for us to celebrate his music and memory.” – Sam Holt

You can read more about Sam Holt, Remembering Mikey, and get your pre-sale tickets at the official band websites:

www.rememberingmikey.com

Facebook.com/RememberingMikey

Facebook.com/SamHoltMusic

Widespread Panic Afterparty – October 30th in Asheville, NC

Sam Holt and his band will be performing a “Special Set of Michael Houser Music” for the Widespread Panic Afterparty on October 30th in Asheville, NC.  This one-time event takes place at The Orange Peel which is within walking distance of the US CELLULAR.

Tickets will sell out fast for this event!  We would advise that you get your pre-sale tickets HERE… while you can!

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Raleigh, NC Benefit Show added to March Tour

REMEMBERING MIKEY has added one last show to the upcoming tour.  On March 14th, 2015, Sam Holt and Friends will bring the Houser Tribute to Raleigh.  This performance, at the Southland Ballroom in Raleigh, NC, will be for a great cause.  Turn It Up For Tempie is sponsoring this night of Mikey-era tunes… and all proceeds will go to support the Down East Animal Refuge of Scotland Neck, NC.  Click Here for tickets.
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Sam Holt Tribute to Michael Houser Planned for March.

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“Remembering Mikey”, the band honoring Michael Houser’s music, is back on the road this March with shows throughout the Southern USA.  Lead by Sam Holt, the show will feature Houser originals as well as songs from Houser’s posthumous release Sandbox.  Holt will also be performing a number of original songs written for and inspired by Houser.

Widespread Panic’s founding member, Michael Houser, passed away in 2002.  Holt served as Houser’s guitar tech at the time and remembers experiencing a moment of clarity.  “There were many times when he [Houser] told me, ‘You need to go play music,'” says Holt.  “I realized I needed to make the most of my time.”   Eventually, Holt performed with Widespread Panic as their lead guitar player.

Since that time, Holt has formed his own musical groups, touring and building a large fan base across the country; first with Outformation and currently with The Sam Holt Band which formed in Colorado in 2011.

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Holt takes time to honor his friend Michael Houser with the upcoming shows, billed officially as “Remembering Mikey” – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser.
Along with Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., “Remembering Mikey” will be a unique experience for Houser fans. “I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic and Houser’s music,”  says Grace.  “It is an honor to be a part of this tribute to Houser, one of the greatest musical minds of our time.”

Two other members of “Remembering Mikey”,  Jeremy Ward and Ross Parker, played the music of Widespread Panic for years in a tribute band called “Farmer’s Soul”.  They garnered a huge fan base in the South and will provide the perfect rhythm section for Sam Holt.  The final member of the group, Adam Stern, will be playing pedal steel and guitar, making this tribute a show that cannot be missed.

After playing his own music for many years, Holt will be returning to his roots and playing the tunes of his mentor and friend Michael Houser.  Holt relates, “Mike meant so much to so many. He instilled me with the confidence to play music… and these shows are a way for us to celebrate his music and memory.”

You can read more about Sam Holt, Remembering Mikey, and get your pre-sale tickets at the official band website www.rememberingmikey.com.

Remembering Mikey official Tour Dates:

March 14, 2015 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom

March 19, 2015 – Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole

March 20, 2015 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour House

March 21, 2015 –  Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall

March 25, 2015 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ The Booth

March 26, 2015 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s

March 27, 2015 – Jackson, MS @ Martin’s

March 28, 2015 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

 

 

Headlining the Cuko Rakka Festival

On Sunday, October 5th, Remembering Mikey is proud to be a part of the Cuko Rakka Festival.  Come experience that “magic feeling on the mountain” at the second CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival at the breathtaking natural amphitheater of Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama.

Come cleanse your soul at this friends and family event on October 3-5, 2014.  The CukoRakko Fallfest will feature diverse music with mixed media arts, including glass blowing and blacksmithing, yoga, rock climbing, hiking, kid’s activities, food & drinks, craft vending, craft beer and more. The 2014 CukoRakko Fallfest has also added a PDGA Disc Golf Tournament and a Home Brew Beer contest. Please visit the official Cuko Rakka Festival page at http://www.cukorakko.com

VIP Weekend Pass $100: Includes access to 3Day festival with VIP parking, camping, restrooms, observation deck and picnic tables, food & beverage, craft beer, festival T-shirt and poster.

Friday & Saturday including two nights camping $65.00 at gate
Saturday including one night camping $55 at gate
Sat only no camping $40 at gate
Sunday $25.00 at gate

Kids 10 & under free
11-16 day pass $20 at gate for Sunday only

 

See Tour Dates

 

Upcoming Southern Tour | Press Release 1

Upcoming Southern Tour

June 15th, 2014 – Sam Holt is honoring Widespread Panic’s founding guitarist, Michael Houser, with shows billed as “Remembering Mikey” – Honoring the Music, Memory and Spirit of Michael Houser.  The shows will feature Houser originals, from his posthumous release Sandbox, as well as songs he wrote for Widespread Panic.  Holt will also perform a number of songs he wrote for and inspired by Houser.

After the 2002 passing of Michael Houser, Widespread Panic’s founding member,  Sam Holt experienced a moment of clarity.  “There were many times he [Houser] told me, ‘You need to go play music,'” says Holt.

Sam Holt served as Houser’s guitar tech and his passing defined a moment of clarity for Holt.  “I realized I needed to make the most of my time,” Says Holt.  Soon, he had formed his own band, “Outformation” and had gained a large following with his own original music.

Currently,  The Sam Holt Band,  which formed in Colorado in 2011, has been keeping Holt busy touring the country.  He developed his confident, hypnotic style by learning at the foot of Michael Houser, and eventually performing with Widespread Panic as their lead guitar player.

Along with Adam Grace, keyboardist for Truth & Salvage Co., “Remembering Mikey” will be a unique experience for Houser fans. “I am a huge fan of Widespread Panic,”  says Grace.  “It is an honor to be a part of this tribute to Houser, one of the greatest musical minds of our time.”

Two other members of “Remembering Mikey”,  Jeremy Ward and Ross Parker, played the music of Widespread Panic for years in a tribute band called “Farmer’s Soul”.  They garnered a huge fan base in the late 90’s and will provide the perfect rhythm section for Sam Holt.  The final member of the group, Adam Stern, will be playing pedal steel and guitar, making this tribute a show that cannot be missed.

After playing his own music for many years, Holt will be returning to his roots and playing the tunes of his mentor and friend Michael Houser.  Holt relates, “Mike meant so much to so many. He instilled me with the confidence to play music… and these shows are a way for us to celebrate his music and memory.”

TOUR DATES:

September 10th, 2014 – Tupelo, MS @ The Blue Canoe

September 11th, 2014 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewery

September 12th, 2014 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar

September 13th, 2014 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City

September 14th, 2014 – Chattanooga, TN @ Clyde’s On Main (3pm)