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Recording in Spain. TBC.

 Soundcheck with guitarist Pascal Corriu in Montpellier.

 I've known Pascal since we met studying at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles.

During the concert singer songwriter Chris Gonzales with whom Pascal and myself have worked with came to jam.


Acoustic duo gigs in the South of France in Montpellier & Remoulins.


 First test of the custom Greyhound Guitars ST model in a small club setting straight into amp.



 Instrumentals produced and arranged by Steven Forward




 Recording sessions. Instrumental tracks.



Demo for Daguet Guitars at Guitare Village, Domont


Visual by Martney. Contact : Martney Communications



Workshop at UPEM- LACT. (Marne la Vallée University)


 Visual by Martney. Contact : Martney Communications



The 'Kalamazoo Gals' WWII Gibson guitar project update.


John Thomas a world authority in acoustic guitars has participated in many seminars across the world presenting his book The story of extraordinary women & Gibson's Banner guitars of WWII. John is currently presenting the 'Kalamazoo Gals' Gibson in Cremona Italy



July September Recording sessions 


Original acoustic tracks with arrangements and mixing by Steven Forward.

Krishna Black Eagle, american singer songwriter. Recording original tracks to be featured during his concert at the World Peace Day Concert , Central Park, N.Y.C.




'Mike's Music Connection' II workshop/clinic at Studio Bleu rehearsal studios, Paris.

Guests : Vincent Loret from VL Effects Custom Shop presenting the High Tone VL20 handwired amp.



'Mike's Music Connection' I workshop at Studio Bleu rehearsal studios, Paris

Guests:  Alain Decampos (drums) and Marten Ingle (bass)

Vincent Loret from VL Effects Custom Shop presenting the new 20w High Tone amp featuring 6V6 power tubes.




The Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin .

 Demos for M Tone Guitars (U.S), Daguet Guitars (Fr), Ergon Guitars (P) and San Lorenzo Guitars (Fr)

Interview for Premier Guitar Magazine interview for M-Tone Guitars.



One of the highlights of the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar show was meeting Fretboard Magazine author John Thomas.

John brought two guitars to the show: A WWII 'Kalamazoo Gals' Gibson featured in the short video below and another acoustic destined for Eric Clapton.



Here's a trailer for John Henry's book 'Kalamazoo Gals' on the ladies who built guitars for Gibson during WWII.


Kalamazoo Gals from John Thomas on Vimeo.


Greyhound Guitars Custom Guitar update

Luthier Salvador Soriano from Greyhound Guitars is building this custom  model for me. Here's the guitar's spalted maple top before laquering



Designing the custom fretboard inlays

I choose the Scissor tailed Kite as a model for the fretboard inlays, luthier Salvador Soriano from Greyhound guitars,Spain tested them with a non permanent filler and sent the photos for approuval...




Mike Cahen gigs and events







Montpellier, France : Acoustic concert with fellow Musician's Institute alumni the great guitarist Pascal Corriu.

Remoulins, France : Acoustic concert with special guests !




Daguet Day at Guitare Village. Demos for luthier Roger Daguet at Guitare Village.


Marten Ingle Band




Private event : at Le Mans with Jacques Bouniard.


  • MAY


5 - 6Holy Grail Guitar Show. Berlin, Germany.

Demos for :

Ergon Guitars, Adriano Sérgio, Portugal     

San Lorenzo Guitars, France  

Vila Guitars, Spain 

Daguet Guitars, France

M-Tone Guitars, video demo U.S for Premier Guitar Magazine U.S

Berlin Jam Night Concert

With luthiers Gunnar Sigurdsson (Iceland), Fran Rodrigues (Spain) and Mike Hembury at the Estrel Convention Center



4. Mike Cahen - Roger Inniss Band 

3. Mike Cahen - Roger Inniss Band 



2. Marten Ingle & Friends. L'Intervalle



27 Soul & Country Band