"Saliani's lonesome character portrait is subtle and affecting - Willie and Merle would smile upon this song [Milk This Ride]"
- Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, NPR
"You've got something uniquely honest in your voice! Great songs and blend of genres!"
- Ash, Scott Llamas Studios
Mike Saliani is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed and recorded professionally for the last twenty years as a band leader, sideman, and session player with a number of Northern California bands and artists. Sharing stages with Marc Ford(Black Crowes), Ana Popovic, The Mother Hips, Garth Hudson of The Band, Whitey Morgan, Tim and Nicki Bluhm, and more. Notable venues include Petaluma Music Festival, Mystic Theater, Sweetwater Music Hall,Great American Music Hall, Living Room NYC.
He continues to work on his craft as a musician and songwriter. Currently he performs in various formations sharing his music solo-acoustic, duo, trio, or four-five piece groups. Mike has released three solo records independently, "Green Morning"(2007) "Dreams on Fire"(2012)and "Good Company"(2017).
Mike has a broad, eclectic range of musical influences(country,blues,jazz,folk, and rocknroll) His music is heavily steeped in west-coast meets southern flavored rock and roll and country-folk.
A brand new single "Ode to Jesse Lou" was released on April 23rd, 2021 on all major digital platforms. Mike plans to continue releasing new music throughout 2021.
"Mike is a great songwriter and a one of my favorites to go see. There is a genuineness to his music that resonates with me. I’ve listened to this album,Good Company, at great length. There’s a lot to love here.
I think my favorite on this album is “Milk this Ride” but they are all great. Check out “Tommy the Tour bus Driver”
- Sean"Mudcat"Parnell, musician/promoter