“State of the Union” – Single #2 (click to stream)
I wore the wrinkled blue shirt and name tag of a CVS employee for 6 years, helping folks fix the red eyes in their photos and developing their film. I was $30,000 in credit card debt from a bunch of failed bands, drove a rusted out 1994 Mercury Villager van, and couldn’t afford to buy new strings for my guitar. I went 12 years without health insurance, hustling everyday just to make enough money to buy some ramen noodles to eat. A decade later I’ve crawled half way out of that hole and have begun to tackle the enormous amount of student debt we’re buried in from chasing the “American Dream.” Only by the miracle of low down payment loans and leaning on our partners have a few us been able to – finally in our late 30’s – move into tiny homes of our own. I have desperately hard working friends with world class talent playing 6 nights a week here in Nashville that have told me “It’s hopeless, I’ll never be able to afford a house.”
For Millennials like us, and for younger generations too, the American Dream is something we’ve read about in history books. It doesn’t bear any resemblance to the life we’re struggling through now, and man we’d sure be relieved to see some light at the end of this tunnel. Single release 5/19/23
“Can’t Let Go” single #1 (click to stream)
Cocky as hell and fresh outta highschool I moved to LA. I found a small gross apartment in Hollywood, put in my security deposit, and hit the Sunset Strip CERTAIN I was going to make it. 2 years later in 2003 I remember crying on the phone to my dad that couldn’t afford to live in California anymore. I packed my measly belongings into my 1988 Mercury Tracer, and moved back to Syracuse with my tail between my legs. I had to find another path, music wasn’t for me.
I got a band together in Upstate NY called Silent Fury. We were on a mission. We were GOING TO MAKE IT. We opened for huge bands, played big festivals, and set our entire fortunes on a theater show we’d film and release to the industry. They’d HAVE to sign us. The show was amazing, the video footage took months to edit, everything was great…and then it wasn’t. The band imploded. We were done. My entire heart was in that band, my best friends. I guess music wasn’t for me afterall.
My girl and I packed up our shit and moved to Nashville. Country music, maybe that was the ticket. Our band Midnight Moonshine again opened for huge country acts, had radio interviews, had hope…and that burned out too. Something was definitely wrong with me, time for another career.
I wrote a song with a great friend Sean Patrick McGraw. It inspired a documentary where I drove around America hoping that I could help people talk to one another again. We put 18 months into that documentary, I was so proud of it. I released it….and quiet. What the fuck am I doing here? Move on already.
I got asked to do the score for a feature film. WHAT??? Amazing, a once in a lifetime opportunity. The film comes out in theaters, I’m riding a high, I can’t wait to get another film and then….crickets. Time to throw in the towel.
One of my best friends Adam James Deiboldt came over one day a little while back. We were sipping espressos and got talking about our careers, our lives, our friends, our dreams. I admitted I must be at least partially insane, because 20 something years after having my hopes crushed and moving back home from LA, I’m still trying to figure this music thing out. I’m still hoping. It’s irrational, it’s immature and it’s frankly killing me, but it’s like I can’t let go. I just…can’t.”Can’t Let Go” new single releases 4/21
When you get catch a thread of inspiration, follow your dreams, never give up, and remember, you can’t let go. New Album due out June 23,!
“Taken from singer-songwriter Mick Fury’s forthcoming album 1981-1996 set for release on June 23, Can’t Let Go emerges as a resounding rock anthem that encapsulates the essence of perseverance. Fury’s impassioned and soaring vocals ignite a fire, demanding never to give up no matter the odds…” -Music N Gear