Double Standards – New CD!

Double Standards - New CD!

Double Standards is a celebration of the greatest blues songs, performed as duets with some of his musical friends. Mick’s love of many blues styles is well known, and this album brings the listener a wide range of blues, from down home to classic Chicago to jazzy to blues rock, Mick and his friends bring […]

MORE >>

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’

The Beatles As Blues – ‘You Can’t Do That’ “Michissippi” Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca do just that by bluesifying the Fab Four. By JD Nash – American Blues Scene It’s well known that the Beatles began as a skiffle group in England. Steeped in blues and R&B influences, they almost single-handedly created the genre of […]

MORE >>

Cashbox Music reviews new CD
You Can’t Do That!

Cashbox Music reviews new CDYou Can't Do That!

Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca are bluesmen to the core, who have been honing their craft for decades. Through constant touring, releasing albums, and appearing as sidemen on countless albums released by friends, they have achieved the respect of their peers and a degree of commercial success. They engaged in an impromptu jam session at the […]

MORE >>

Three Independent Blues Awards Nominations!

Three Independent Blues Awards Nominations!

We’re excited to announce we have been nominated for three Independent Blues Awards! Contemporary Blues Album – Taylor Made Blues Traditional Blues  Song – “Taylor Made Blues” Best Song for the Common Good – “In The Day” Voting is open until August 1, 2017 and the winners will be announced August 13, 2017. VOTE HERE NOW […]

MORE >>

Mick Kolassa & Mark Telesca release
an acoustic Beatles blues album

Mick Kolassa & Mark Telesca release  an acoustic Beatles blues album

What do you get when two blues musicians get together to celebrate their mutual love of some of the most classic songs of the 20th Century? A great new album! Mick Kolassa and Mark Telesca Have teamed up to bring two mutual loves together: the Blues and the Beatles. This album is the kind of […]

MORE >>