A first impression

With me you get a second chance to make a first impression…so listen

Link  —  Posted: June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
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After a year of recording and production, “Head Trauma” was released today.  This marks my 3rd album in the last 2 years, and is by far the best.  It’s pretty dark thematically, but the song styles are wide-ranging.  I drew inspiration from Peter Gabriel, U2 and Depeche Mode — among others.  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.  The direct link to purchase is:  http://cdbaby.com/cd/kitchenmick

You can also find it on iTunes, Amazon.com and Spotify, among other places.  I’ll be posting more info soon.



Head Trauma Album Cover

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Serious Head Trauma.

Serious Head Trauma

Still in the mastering phase for my 3rd album, I’m posting some of the new tunes on my soundcloud/kitchenmick page.  The first featured track is also the album’s title track, “Head Trauma.”  Written in the baroque canon style (think Pachabel), it is a single piano line with multiple theme variations on guitar.  There’s intentional Edge-inspired delay on the guitars and even more U2 influence on the short vocal line.  Very atmospheric, though less dark than other material on the album.  Take a listen!

I’ll be posting about other tracks over the coming weeks as I near the release date.

Link  —  Posted: April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
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New mastered tunes from Upcoming Record!.

Kitchen Mick’s new Rock Album.  Listen:  https://soundcloud.com/kitchenmick


It’s been awhile since my last post.  I’ve been busy trying to master the 11 new tracks from my upcoming album “Head Trauma”.  4 of the tracks have just been posted to soundcloud/kitchenmick, so check them out and let me know what you think.  More to come over the next few weeks.  Take a listen:

Kitchen Mick’s New Tunes

TJR Fall Tour Dates

Posted: September 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

TJR Fall Tour Dates.

The Jilly Rizzo Fall Tour 2013 is underway, including an Eastern Washington leg.   Following is the line-up with links to the venues.  FESTIVAL SEATING!  Please:  No Flash Photography.

9/14 Skylark Lounge – West Seattle

9/20 The White Rabbit — Fremont

9/21 New Frontier — Tacoma

10/5 Slim’s Last Chance — Seattle

10/25  Mootsey’s — Spokane

10/26 Emerald of Siam — Richland

11/14 – El Corazone (with The Fleshtones) — Seattle

Summer has finally kicked in hear in the great Pacific Northwest.  Have you put together your ultimate Summer Playlist?  Here’s some suggestions from mine, broken out by the decades:


OutsideInside — The Tubes (1983)

Love Life — Berlin (1984)

Standing Hampton — Sammy Hagar (1982)


School of Fish — School of Fish (1991)

14 Songs  — Paul Westerberg  (1993)

Can You Still Feel — Jason Falkner (1999)


Luce — Luce (2001)

The ’59 Sound — The Gaslight Anthem (2008)

Weezer (Red Album) — Weezer (2008)


Foxy Shazam — Foxy Shazam (2010)

The Spade — Butch Walker & The Black Widows (2011)