March and April gigs!

Friday, March 3, 2012, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Songwriters in Seattle Showcase
The Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
I’ll be sharing an intimate evening of original music with Steven Church, Cris Faget and the Lunabees, as well as other local songwriters. The Couth has a great living-room vibe and is purely acoustic-no PA! Also, no cover & kid friendly!

Sunday March 25, 2012, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
C&P Coffee Company 5612 California Ave. SW in West Seattle.
Join me and John Morse for solo sets in this cozy cafe vibe with great treats. Great way to while away a Sunday afternoon! Kid friendly and no cover!

Saturday, April 28, 2011, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tacos Guaymas Y Mas, Lynnwood (on 196th, 1 block W of I-5 across from the Lynnwood Convention Center.
I’m returning to this great series curated by Ray Boyce, this time sharing the bill with two killer songwriters, Brian Charles Booth and Deb Seymour. Come join us for great acoustic music and awesome, authentic Mexican food.

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Holiday folk frenzy at Taco Guaymas!

Banjo alert for Dec. 17, 2011!

December 17 will be an evening for the ages, as impresario Ray Boyce has assembled a tremendous lineup of performing songwriters to put ring out the 2011 series of concerts at the Tacos Guaymas Y Mas in Lynnwood.

We’ll be making whoopie from 5pm to at least 9pm and while the sets will be short, the talent is deep! Come join us for great fresh Mexican cuisine and great fresh local music. Tacos Guaymas Y Mas is on 196th, one block west of I-5, next to the Lynnwood Convention Center. The show is free and family friendly!

In reverse alphabetical order, here is the lineup:

Nelson Wright
Thaddeus Spae
Three Left Feet
Silver Lining
Jim Page
Jim Marcotte
John Morse
Larry-n-Lynette
Steff Kayser
Alan Kausal
Hounds at Bay
Michael Guthrie
Alan Ehrlich
Carrie Duncan
Jim Chekerylla
Mike Buchman
Karin Blaine
Ray Boyce

Hope to see you there!

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Fall schedule and Tumbleweed wrap-up

I’m really excited about my little Fall Tour for 2011! I’ll be sharing the stage with some songwriting legends, including Kat Eggleston and Bill Davie, at venues from Egan’s Ballard Jam House to the C&P Coffee Company. All the details are on the Schedule page!

My song Common Threads that Bind was named the Alternate at the Tumbleweed Music Festival 2011 songwriting competition. Yep, ranked 11 out of 10! (Really 11 out of 40-ish, the best of the losers!) But, I was invited to perform it for the festival’s closing show and so had the chance to play to my biggest audience ever, some 250-300 people! It sounds much better live now than the little demo I sent in to the competition, but if you want to check that out, go to the Attic Tapes page and listen in.

Tumbleweed’s amazing community vibe makes it a really special festival. A big part of that was the Victory Music Open Mic stage. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up, MC and run sound. Hope to see you there next year!

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Welcome to Mike Buchman Music!

“Looking through a window into the story of someone else’s life can be a real gift.  Mike Buchman’s heart is well connected to his familiar places and people, and his music dances with the joy of those connections.

“Mike’s outside-the-box wordsmithing has led him into some interesting and unique thought processes. Here’s a guy that’s not afraid to sing about the coagulation of honey, or feeding tubes or even God,
(all) in the language of feeling.

“He has the gift of making an audience listen, because, truth be told, he has something real to say.”

~ Victory Review

Welcome to my little corner to the web. I’m a performing songwriter from Seattle, WA. This site has some information about me, samples of my music & lyrics, performance schedule, photos and videos, articles I’ve written about some of my favorite musicians and other fun stuff.

Please poke around, listen to the tunes, sign the Guest Book, and let me know what you think!

I’m always looking for gigs at house concerts, cafes and other acoustic friendly venues. Email me if you have any idea!

~Mike

This video was shot at the Victory Music open mic at the Q Cafe by my friend Steve Miller (not that Steve Miller). The song is called Just 18.

Playing at the "Songs for Shelter" benefit at Egan's Ballard Jam House, November, 2009

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