Concert Review: Mike Mineo Album Release Party at the Funky Buddha Lounge, April 9

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John Mineo
The Buddha became eccentric
Mike Mineo
With Rachel Goodrich and Matt Z
The Funky

Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton
Friday, April 9, 2010

For years, Mike Mineo's shimmering talent has been in the shadows. For years, he's breathed sonic, life-giving breaths into rooms (and forests, valleys, beaches) that one would expect from the most swinging players in New Orleans or the most spiritually charged reggae groups out of Kingston, but never in a way as grand as his artistic vision demands.

For the last year and a half he's focused his wild creativity on recording an album. And now, after loads of love, sweat, and miracles, the vision has manifested. To celebrate the release of Eccentricity, his debut album, Mike Mineo had a party at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca. He was joined by a full band, lots of fans, and some special surprises.

Having watched the evolution of the biggest project yet from someone who

I consider to be an extremely fresh and powerful young artist, I

recognized the event as being much more than just a gig.

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