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 and pork pies. A passionate performer, Mike's songs are visceral and evocative. Dave Palmater, Folk-DJ of WUMB Boston Public Radio, calls Mike Fall River's poet laureate. 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. He is a winner of the 2017 Wildflower, TX songwriting contest, the 2016 Woody Guthrie songwriting contest and a 2016 Kerrville New Folk, TX finalist.
Mike is also a skilled recording engineer, producer and veteran sideman. He produced and recorded all of his albums in 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 four albums to date, Pushing Back Wintertime (2013), Road Signs (2015),Tightrope (2017) and Voting Day (2018) .