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 his music solo-acoustic and with full band Mike Saliani & the Canyon Stars. 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 2022.
"Saliani's lonesome character portrait is subtle and affecting - Willie and Merle would smile upon this song [Milk This Ride]"
- Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, NPR
Live at Elephant in the Room Sept 2021
"Milk this Ride" Tiny Desk Video
Live at Twin Oaks Roadhouse Aug 2021
Live at The Big Easy, Petaluma
Great American Music Hall(SF), Slims(SF),The Living Room(NYC), Mystic Theater(Petaluma), Hopmonk(Sebastopol,Novato), Zodiacs(Petaluma)Boom Boom Room(SF),Sweetawater Music Hall(Mill Valley),19th Broadway(Fairfax), Starry Plough(Berkeley),Heavenly Village(Tahoe),Elephant in the Room(Healdsburg), Twin Oaks Roadhouse(Penngrove),Bear Valley Ski Resort(Bear Valley),Moodys Bistro(Truckee)
Petaluma Music Festival(2018)
Petaluma Art & Garden Festival(2017)
Taste of Petaluma Fest(2016)
O positive Festival(2016)
San Francisco PorchFest(2015)
Grass Valley Music Fest(2019)
Latest single "Ode to Jesse Lou" lyric video