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Welcome to Windmill Music. Windmill Music is a promotional management consultant company. If you are an artist or band and wish to be considered for representation please go to the contact page and send us an e-mail. Windmill Music represents The Michael Packer Blues Band, The Sydney Green Street Band featuring drummer Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & Ian Hunter), The Texas Tornado Devin Leigh, Peter V. and Blues Train from New Jersey,From the Bronx NY Harry "the rocker" Valaquez, great singer-songwriter Lawson Garrett, Alphia Reisenaur-The After Hours Project, Guitarist Stan Fischer, 2015 Grammy ballot artists Melissa Fielding and Laura Ainsworth, Meditative Animal alternative rock from Maine, Blind Lemon Pledge from San Francisco, NYC cabaret singer Emma Campbell, from Florida Flash Guitar,from Arkansas the band Stays In Vegas, from Utica NY The Swamp Drivers, "Thomas" R&B singer from Buffalo NY, The Rev.Yolanda old time gospel from Muscle Shoals Alabama (2014 MAC AWARD WINNER), Robert Hill incredible guitarist from Arkansas, Willie and the Dixons from Australia, from the San Francisco Bay area the legendary Delta Wires, also from California the great blues band Looking For Trouble, Bluesman and Blues Hall Of Fame ambassador to Sweden Bruno Xyenholt, Kansas City bluesman Scotty Boy Daniel. R&B singer Bette Stuy who sang with Ray Charles, R&B singer Larry Luv out of New Mexico, Texas singer -songwriter Lynette Louise (autism awareness), from the Czech Republic pianist Peter Meso, roots-blues guitarist-singer and songwriter Scott Weis, the amazing Royal Dumonts from New York, alternative rock artists The Packing Peanuts, screaming blues artists Low Society, the fabulous country-jazz singer Jaga Glassman, The Cowboy Outlaws country music from Virginia, Jersey rocker Nick Bukuvalas, NYC funk-master Jason Yudoff and also from NYC via Santa Fe New Mexico Red Gretchen,contemporary gospel singer Pearl Jackson, rock artist Mark Jensen, Delta blues duo Son Jack Jr and Michael Wilde, singer-songwriter Dave Diedrich, Joe Louis Walker sideman Henry Oden, The Deacons from Virginia, The retro-blues band Storm Cellar from Australia, Mikey Jr. the smokin' harp player from Pennsylvania, from Iowa the big sound of Bob Dorr and The Blue Band, Guy Tortora who played with Eric Clapton and from Los Angeles the beautiful music maverick, Sonya Kahn. Windmill Music has secured record deals for Dorothy Leigh, Tim Searcy, Queen Tipsy, Blues Dragon, Sweet Claudette, Front Street Blues Band, Andrea Marr, The Latvian Blues Band, Solomon King, Cee Cee James, Mr. Keith Little, Chaz Depaolo, Ron Hacker, Hawkeye Herman, Sugarcane Collins, Dudley Taft and The Bottoms Up Blues Gang. Please go to the links section to find out more about these artists. Feel free to browse and enjoy. Please sign the guest book.Your comments are appeciated!

The Michael Packer Blues Band is available for clubs, tours, festivals, weddings, funerals, private and corporate events. They have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry opening for blues legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Pete Best (The Beatles), Levon Helm (The Band), Paul Butterfield, Son Seals, Richie Havens, John Hammond, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Commander Cody, Prof. Louie and the Crowmatix, Gary U.S Bonds, Bettye Lavette, L.C. Ulmer (Delta bluesman), Alexis P. Suter Band. Contemporary musicians who have performed with Michael Packer include David "Honeyboy" Edwards (guitar), Guy Davis (guitar), David Maxwell (piano), Jimmy Vivino (guitar), Bob Mintzer (sax), Jerry Jemmott (bass) Mark Naftilin (piano), Lou Marini (sax), Rob Paparozzi (harp), Tom "Bones" Malone (trombone), Bernard Purdie (drums), Roger Earl (drums), Buzzy Linhart (vibes), Danny Kalb (guitar), Erik Lawrence (sax), Billy Gibson (harp), Joe Louis Walker (guitar), Prof.Louie (piano), Marc Benno (guitar), Ann Rabson (piano), Alexis P. Suter Band. Larry Packer (violin), Terry "Harmonica" Bean (harp). To book Michael Packer for your event call WINDMILL MUSIC - TEL. - 718-273-1095 or email mikepackerblues@netzero.net

MICHAEL PACKER WAS INDUCTED INTO THE NEW YORK BLUES HALL OF FAME SEPTEMBER 25, 2011

2015 GRAMMY AWARDS BALLOT - BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

2014 INDIE MUSIC CHANNEL AWARDS - NOMINATED FOR BEST MALE BLUES AND FOLK ARTIST and BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR "I'M IN LOVE".

"I AM THE BLUES - MY STORY" - Most unique blues album of the year 2013! - Blues Underground Network

"Michael Packer is a very talented artist" - Craig Kallman CEO ATLANTIC/WARNER GROUP

"New York City blues from waaaay downtown". - Wavy Gravy

"DISCOVERED AND LAUNCHED IN THE 70'S BY AHMET ERTEGUN OF ATLANTIC RECORDS.THIS NYC BLUESMAN DISAPPEARED FOR 20 YEARS DUE TO TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AND ALCOHOL.NOW HE'S RETURNED WITH AN EXCELLENT NEW AND RENEWED VERSION OF THE MICHAEL PACKER BLUES BAND " - NEWSDAY

" MICHAEL PACKER IS THE BLUES. PACKER'S SEEN MANY FRIENDS MAKE IT TO THE TOP BUT NOT LIVE TO TELL THEIR TALE. AS A SEASONED BLUES MAN, HE'S A SURVIVOR, AND WITH HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS, HIS RIKERS ISLAND BLUES CD IS A TESTAMENT TO HIS FORTITUDE AND TALENT " -BIG CITY BLUES MAGAZINE

" THE LEGENDARY MICHAEL PACKER AND HIS BLUES BAND OPEN FOR BETTYE LAVETTE SETTING THE MUSICAL TONE FOR THE EVENING, BRINGING OVER THREE DECADES OF LIVING AND MUSIC MAKING. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ONE OF THE BEST BLUESMEN PERFORMING TODAY! - SOUTH ORANGE NEW JERSEY PERFORMANCE ARTS

" First up @ the Bettye LaVette show @ SOPAC was The Michael Packer Blues Band. Truthfully, if these guys had stayed on stage for 2 hours it would have been more then enough. I was absolutely, totally, completely blown away by them. Just a shattering, searing 45 minute set. The highlight of the set for me was their rendition of Ray Charles', " What I'd Say ", a blistering seven minutes or so of brilliance.... - S. Benois - Concert Review - Bettye Lavette @ SOPAC 10 stars (Nov.7,2009)

" AN EARLY MORNING ROCK CONCERT WAS PROVIDED BY THE MICHAEL PACKER BLUES BAND. THE BAND PLAYED BOB DYLAN AND JIMI HENDRIX SONGS. THE 40,000 RUNNERS WERE PREPARING FOR A MARATHON BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN WOODSTOCK 2009... - NEW YORK CITY MARATHON - NBC NEWS

" He plays like he drank " - Honeyboy Edwards

" PACKER CAN NOW BE CONSIDERED A PRESTIGIOUS HIGH QUALITY MUSICIAN " - VINCENTE ZUMEL-LA HORA DEL BLUES- SPAIN

" CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK IS GREAT! WE WERE IN BB KING'S BLUES CLUB AND HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THE MICHAEL PACKER BLUES BAND.SO CLOSE, SO TANGIBLE, SO AWESOME!.TRUE BLUES FROM THE VERY FINEST OF BLUES BANDS.THE BAND PLAYED WITH SUCH INCREDIBLE FEELING THAT I WAS SOON MOVED TO TEARS AND I EVENTUALLY BEGAN TO TREMBLE.YES! TONIGHT ON THIS CHRISTMAS I FOUND AMERICA!" - BLOG USA - GERMANY

" EXCELLENT OBSCURE BLUES-ROCK AXESLINGER " - GROOVEYARD RECORDS

" A LIFE WORTH LISTENING TO " - ALAN LORBER (LEGENDARY RECORD PRODUCER)

" IT WAS A JOY TO HEAR YOUR NEW MUSIC AND I HOPE THIS EVALUATION (4.5 STARS) CONFIRMS THAT YOUR LEGACY IS WELL ESTABLISHED AND YOUR CURRENT MUSIC IS ADDING TO YOUR LEGENDARY CAREER ". - EUGENE FOLEY - MUSIC CONSULTANT & FRIEND OF THE LATE AHMET ERTEGUN

" MICHAEL PACKER IS THE BLUES " - JIMMY VIVINO (GUITARIST)

" HIS LYRICS ARE EXPRESSIVE IN A DEEPLY CREATIVE WAY AND JUST AS POETIC AS DYLAN " - BLOOMINGTON ALTERNATIVE

"EVE OF DESTRUCTION 2008" - "WELL,IT'S JUST A GREAT PIECE OF ART AND THE NEW LYRICS ARE EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.YOU HAVE DONE A PHENOMONAL PIECE OF WORK AND YOUR VOCAL INTERPRETATION TRULY COMES FROM THE HEART" - BARRY McGUIRE

" FOUR ACES " - BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE

' VETERAN CHICAGO BLUES INSPIRED MICHAEL PACKER PLAYS BLUES HE HAS LIVED THROUGH,FROM BECOMING HOMELESS TO DOING HARD TIME AND FINALLY SUCCESSFULLY EMERGING FROM THE RAVAGES OF DRUG ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM.NOW RECOVERED HE BRINGS THIS EXPERIENCE OF HARD-LIVED YEARS TO THE STAGE " - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

" GIGGING SINCE THE AGE OF 15, HE FORMED THE LEGENDARY PAPA NEBO (ATLANTIC RECORDS) AT 19 YEARS OLD AND NOW AT 58 YEARS PACKER IS STILL MAKING GREAT,NO NONSENSE MUSIC WITH THE MICHAEL PACKER BLUES BAND " - RAWRIP

" THE MUSICIANSHIP IS EXCITING! " - ELMORE MAGAZINE

" SWEET RHYTHM IS WHAT A LIVE CD SHOULD BE BUT RARELY IS " - BLUESMATTERS MAGAZINE (UK)

" IMPASSIONED " - LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE"

" NYC BLUES AT IT'S BEST " - BLUESWAX MAGAZINE

" MICHAEL PACKER HAS LIVED THE BLUES AND NOW HE PLAYS THEM WITH STYLE " - VILLAGE VOICE

' THEY DO WHAT THEY DO REALLY WELL. GOOD RHYTHM & BLUES BAND AND GREAT TO WORK WITH ". - PETE BEST (THE BEATLES)

' BIG APPLE POLISH AND A BIG CITY SOUND' ' - BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES

RADIO STATIONS THAT PLAY MICHAEL PACKER

KTUH-HONOLULU,HI

KUNM-ALBUQUERQUE NM

WRHC-THREE OAKS-MI

KSDS-SAN DIEGO CA

WRLR - CHICAGO IL

KXJZ-SACRAMENTO CA

WBVR-ITHACA NY

KCHO-REDDING CA

WBOR- BRUNSWICK MAINE

WFCS NEW BRITAIN CT

WMNF- TAMPA FL

WRMN- PALATINE IL

KAFM- GRAND JUNCTION CO

WVKR-POUGHKEEPSKI NY

WCNI-NEW LONDON CT

KRTO-TAHOE CITY CA

WDPS-DAYTON OH

WYEP-PITTSBURG PA

WPSU-STATE COLLEGE PA

WBFO-BUFFALO NY

MNWV-CONWAY NH

WPCR-PLYMOUTH NH

WUML-LOWELL MA

WBOR-BRUNSWICK ME

WSVN-WHITEWATER-WISC

WVPE-ELKHART IND

WRTB-ROCKFORD IL

WDCS--GLENN ELLYN IL

WMNC-TRAVERSE CITY MI

WFOS-CHESAPEAKE-VIRGINIA

WWCU-CULLOWEE NC

WNSI-ATMORE AL

KPFT-HOUSTON TX

WVOF- FAIRFIELD CT

WYCE-GRAND RAPIDS MI

CFFF- PETERBOROUGH ONTARIO CANADA

KTEP--EL PASO TX

KMFB-WILLETS CA

WDVX - KNOXVILLE TN

KXJZ-ANTELOPE CA

WPKN-BRIDGEPORT CT

WQLN-ERIE PA

KKUP- SANTA CLARA CA

WHFR-DEARBORN MI

ULTIMATE BLUES-BOSTON MA

KUOP-STOCKTON CA

WCMU-MT.PLEASANT MI

KHEN-SALIDA CO

WFDU-TEANECK NJ

KSJS-SAN JOSE CA

BLUES DELUXE-ARLINGTON TX-(SYNDICATED TO 106 STATIONS)

WPFW-WASHINGTON DC

KONC-QUINCY CA

WBGO-NEWARK NJ

WECS- WILLIMANTIC CT

KDVS- DAVIS CA

KVNF- WESTERN COLORADO

JPR-ASHLAND OR

KKIT-TAOS NM

CFBX-VANCOUVER CANADA

KIOS-OMAHA NE

WMHB- WATERVILLE ME

WUCF-ORLANO FL

WFCF-ST AUGUSTINE FL

KVRX AUSTIN TX

KUAF -FAYETTEVILLE,ARK

KZFR-CHICO CA

KXGO-EUREKA CA

KHUM-HUMBOLT COUNTY CA

KSTS-SUTTER CA

KCBX-SAN LOUIS OBISPO CA

KUNF-PAONIA CO

KFAI-MINNEAPOLOIS MN

KSPQ-WEST PLAINS MISSOURI

KRVM-EUGENE OR

KSKA-ANCHORAGE AK

WBAI-NYC NY

WHUS-STORRS CT

KMXT-KODIAC AK

KEGR-CONCORD CA

WRPI-TROY NY

KCCK- CEDAR RAPIDS IA

KSMU-MANIKOA MN

WCCK-CALVERT KY

FRESH FOLK-UTAH PUBLIC RADIO

N.E.A.R FM- DUBLIN IRELAND

HOT FM- VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

3WAY-FM- WARRNAMBOOL AUSTRALIA

BLUESBEAT - VICTOR HARBOR AUSTRALIA

CKIA-QUEBEC CITY CANADA

HIGHWAY 61-ITALY

LA HORA DEL BLUES- BARCELONA SPAIN

BFBS RADIO 2- UNITED KINGDOM

RADIO ZRO 106.2 FM- BELGIUM

BLUES CORNER- GERMANY

3WAY FM -ARGENTINA

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BLUES FOR PEACE - December 3, 2015

A world wide "Blues For Peace" event will take place in cities all over the world on May 27,28,29,30 in 2016. My answer to the world. Change through music...Let's do this!

BLUES AWARD - November 12, 2015

?Yo Staten Island" has won the Big City Rhythm and Blues magazines 2015 coolest song of the year award!

THE NEW SINGLE "YO STATEN ISLAND" - July 22, 2015

"YO STATEN ISLAND" BY THE MICHAEL PACKER BLUES BAND IS AN ADAPTATION OFTHE SONG "BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN" WRITTEN BY BOOKER T.JONES AND WILLIAM BELL (COTILLION,WARNER CHAPPEL, UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING) AND HAS BEEN RELEASED COURTESY OF UNIR1 RECORDS
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