MIZ & Serene Green

MiZ is an Americana / Roots Rock artist from Northeast Pennsylvania known for masterful guitar playing, well-crafted songwriting, and powerful and energetic live performances. Mike Mizwinski, better known simply as MiZ has been privileged to play out since the age of 15. He has opened for acts like Jason Isbell, The Wallflowers, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, America, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shawn Colvin, Leon Russell, Chris Isaak, Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jackie Greene, Railroad Earth and many more. MiZ is a two-time winner of the tri-state indie award for “acoustic artist of the year’ and is currently on tour promoting his second studio album ‘A Year Ago Today’.
His first touring gig in 2007 was with jazz fusion titans- Gongzilla, he then moved on to play in bluegrass, folk, country and blues bands before finally starting his own group and recording his first record- East Hope Avenue in 2011. Since then MiZ has played from LA to NYC, Austin to Nashville, Berlin Germany to Northern Canada, including slots at SXSW, Peach Music Festival (4 years), Gathering of the Vibes, and many many more. Current tour dates at:
 

Serene Green, For lifelong friends Quentin Fisher and Michael Johnson, playing music together was ingrained in their relationship from the start. After years of playing electric instruments in friends’ basements, Quentin and Michael met unexpectedly at a nearby park, both with an acoustic guitar, and the two quickly developed an affinity for playing acoustic instruments together in beautiful Pennsylvania outdoors. As a result, their musical vocabularies expanded, Quentin traded an electric guitar for a banjo, and car rides once filled with Rock, Rhythm & Blues, and Rap, were now filled with Folk, Americana, and later… Bluegrass. It wasn’t long after the first taste of Old and in the Way’s self-titled first album when it became clear to Quentin and Michael they didn’t just want to listen to Bluegrass music — They wanted to play it. In the fall of 2014, the duo opened for Still Hand String Band, a Northeastern Pennsylvania Bluegrass band of the progressive variety, where they met banjo player Steve Leonard. Quentin had since hung up his banjo for a mandolin, and Steve’s explosive banjo style quickly drew the attention of the boys, sparking their first musical friendship in the world of Bluegrass. Steve played banjo with Serene Green whenever he was available, but would continue touring with his primary band until its farewell performance in September of 2017. During that time, Steve introduced the boys to Shane McGeehan — a young bluegrass whiz kid from Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Shane grew up attending Bluegrass festivals with his family, and was proficient at Bluegrass guitar, bass, and singing. Since the summer of 2015, Shane would serve as Serene Green’s bass player, singer and songwriter.

 Poster - Live At The River Street Jazz Cafe
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