" To many, Mike Esposito is one of the finest country/blues guitarists
to be found anywhere, especially with his exquisite touch on the
Dobro and National Steel resonator guitars."
" . . . . Mike's Delta-style bottleneck blues, country, and bluegrass
is legendary in Northwest New Jersey. With vintage National steel
guitars, wooden body Dobro, steel string acoustic, and Rickenbacker lap steel
guitars firmly in hand, Mike's live shows are a veritable panorama
of American roots music."
" . . . . An extremely talented musician who deserves to be heard by
a much wider audience."
–New Jersey Herald, February 5, 1999
" . . . . A mix of emotion and technique, a well studied Bluesman,
Mike has a feeling for the Blues, something beyond practice and study.
All 15 of "Let it Slide's" cuts wonderfully evidence his
masterful guitar skills. He is able to impart the nuances, intricacies
and timing country blues demands. As Muddy Waters once told him after
hearing him play: "You got it,. kid!"
–Art Would, Skylands Blues News, December, 1995
" If you like the sound of the Dobro or National Steel guitar,
Mike Esposito is a player with much talent. He's been playing in bands
since the early '70s, and Let It Slide is a virtuoso solo album that
highlights his playing capabilities. Aside from slide guitar, Esposito
plays bass, guitar and ukulele. He tackles country ("Ghost Riders
In The Sky"), rock ("Hey Joe") and classic blues ("Baby
Please Don't Go" and "I Know You Rider"). Additionally,
he's got a slew of his own tunes that have bluegrass, country-blues
and folk influences. The thing that makes Esposito different is his
unique approach. A good example of this is his brilliant rendition
of "Hey Joe," which is vastly different from any version
I've heard. Ry Cooder and David Lindley fans should find something
to whet their appetites here . . . ."
– Relix Magazine, 1996
" ...Slide guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter
Mike Esposito has a killer tone. The opening track, "Ghost Riders
In The Sky" is cowboy cool all the way. Esposito's voice has that
chilling blue feel that goes just perfectly with his guitar playing.
Esposito's arrangement of "St. James Infirmary" is spooky
with a capital S. The production is rich and fat and the whole CD is
–F.B., The Music Paper, May, 1996
Music has been featured on 5 TV shows in the past year.
1.Boogie Woogie:In the
2.Boogie Woogie: Whats
Hot! Whats Cool Episode#6
3.Irrational National: White
4.Wild Turkey Woods: Big Texas
5.Wild Turkey Woods: Ready for the Weekend Movie 402
The Friends of Northwest
New Jersey Musicians
honored Mike as
Blues Artist of the Year.
“ This New Jersey
guitar hero (in the best sense of the term) plays
instrumental and vocal blues, rock, country &
folk tunes with consummate grace and skill.”
Tri-State Blues Magazine