Mike Laureanno hails from Fall River, MA an old mill-town infamous for its axe wielding resident Lizzie Borden and famous for its chow mein sandwiches, pork pies and the occasional songwriter. He is a 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and a 2016 Woody Guthrie songwriting contest winner. Along with that two of Mike's songs "Little red-winged blackbirds" and "Tightrope" have reached the number one spot on Neil Young's "Living With War Today" web site.
A passionate performer, Mike's songs are visceral and evocative. Dave Palmater, Folk-DJ of WUMB Boston Public Radio, calls Mike Laureanno Fall River's poet laureate. A high honor for a kid from the south side of the city. Mike is proud of his roots and many of his songs deal with his gritty blue collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends.
Mike is also a skilled recording engineer, producer and veteran sideman. He produced and recorded all of his albums at his home studio in Providence, RI and he served twelve years as the bass player for the legendary NYC Fast Folk founder Jack Hardy.
Mike has released three albums to date, Pushing Back Wintertime (2013),Road Signs (2015) and Tightrope (2017).