Roses For The Moon

by Mike Mcguire

Released 2007
Okolona Records
Released 2007
Okolona Records
Part folkie, part visionary, part commentator, McGuire challenges us to look harder at ourselves, and he dares us to dance to a different tune. *— Pete Knapp*
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Louisville, Kentucky is home to some of the most inventive minds and inspired artists from the past two centuries. The city of Louisville has produced such luminaries as *Thomas Edison*, comedian *Foster Brooks* “gonzo” journalist *Hunter S. Thompson*, actor/pop icon *Johnny Depp*, bluesman* WC Handy*, and bluegrass legend *Bill Monroe*.



*Mike McGuire*, another illustrious Louisvillian channels the spirit of each of his innovative indigenous brethren with his own Kentucky hallmark called *Roses for the Moon*. McGuire introduces us to his hometown through the leadoff track -- a simple history and geography lesson called *“Western Kentucky Parkway”*. It’s quintessential McGuire. It captures his tongue-and-cheek sensibility and bourbon Kentucky wit as he takes us on a drive around the Bluegrass State. (For more Louisville ethos, listen to track eight entitled *“My Old Kentucky Home/Longfield Avenue”*. It’s McGuire’s take on Churchill Downs culture and its surrounds.)



In addition to happenings past, McGuire comments on current events too. *“Roses for the Moon”* is inspired by *Lisa Nowak*, the love-struck, bemused astronaut that caught the nation’s attention as she made her fateful trip across the country. Caught in a love triangle and an adult diaper “all the way from Houston, listening to the satellite” McGuire invokes satire in his songwriting in a similar sparkling fashion as his contemporary Hunter S. Thompson. This stuff is too smart for Nashville—maybe that’s why he returned home after a prolonged stint in Guitartown attempting to writing songs for the masses.



And though he’s well over six feet tall with a rugged exterior, McGuire has a soft spot. In his own charming way, this thoughtful animal lover takes a reflective look at himself in *“I'd Like to be the Man {My Dog Thinks I Am}”* where the perception of Man’s Best Friend is emphasized. He sums it all up with “Come on boy, let’s go for a walk."



Part folkie, part visionary, part commentator, McGuire challenges us to look harder at ourselves, and he dares us to dance to a different tune. *— Pete Knapp*

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