About Mike & Aleksi Glick
Mike & Aleksi Glick - Generations is a New York City-based father-and-son led group blending soulful vocals with virtuoso guitar playing. Mike (lead vocals, guitar) toured the USA - and played Europe, Asia and the Caribbean with an earlier group, The New Song Project. Robert Palmer, then with The New York Times, wrote, “More rousing and musically substantive than the music of city folksingers of previous generations,” while Pete Seeger called him “one of the best songwriters going.” Mike is now back, years later with his son and new band member Lindsey Wilson. Aleksi (lead guitar, vocals) also leads his rock/jazz group Snack Cat – as well as being an in-demand sideman. He has played duos with such jazz masters as Paul Bollenback, Ed Cherry and Vic Juris. His jazz trio appears at several NYC hot spots and he is a member of the Seth Weaver Big Band. Aleksi has also composed music for film and television.
Currently Generations has added singer/songwriter Lindsey Wilson to its lineup. Lindsey, a much in demand singer, brings great harmonies, energy and even more depth to the group’s soulful music. Generations last recording, “Two for the Blues,” featured a mixture of blues, poetic inspiration and political commentary, but in the current political situation we feel impelled to bring our progressive and satirical content more to the fore with such songs as Let's Build A Wall Around Jesus, Alternative Facts, and Katrina Blues (from our Blues CD). Generations is a greatly versatile group with elements of R&B, folk, salsa and samba. Listen closely, and you may hear echoes of Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton and even Frank Zappa, among others.
Bob Sherman, Woody's Children, WFUV-FM "Quite a potent combination there - Langston Hughes Song for Billie Holiday in a beautiful new setting by Mike Glick and a fine new recording (Generations: Two for the Blues) by Mike, and at the guitar, his son Aleksi Glick." (And about Living While Black) "Strong Song!"
Roots Rock Review, Spring 2017 Select Seven "Generations is a progressive urban folk group led by the father-son duo of Mike & Aleksi Glick. Their latest release is the impressive album Two for the Blues.”
Ron Goad, former VP, board member, Songwriters Assn. of Washington (SAW) and multiple Wammie award winner. “Katrina Blues is a favorite of mine......Daybreak in Alabama is rich and complex, in my opinion a brilliant and advanced composition..... reminds me of some of my favorites by the Beatles, songs that grew on me.”
Chris Owens, former writer for The City Sun (NYC). “Mike's lyrics are poignant and relevant. Aleksi is the classic lead guitarist – focused on the music and the moment…..skilled and dazzling, reflecting great training and a variety of influences.”
Nick Noble, WICN-FM, Worcester, MA. “ A wonderful album! One of the most powerful tracks is Living While Black. Listeners to my show have commented on it's timeliness…..a contemporary inheritor of the folk tradition offering commentary on social issues.”
Beth & Perry Stein, Ethical Brew Coffeehouse, Teaneck, NJ “This father/son duo, aptly named “Generations,” truly engaged with our audience. Mike Glick’s traditional folk roots and soulful vocals somehow manage to simultaneously blend and contrast with son Aleksi’s jazz-infused masterful guitar licks, creating a unique sound all their own. Whether riffing on folk, blues, Latin or jazz, Generations offers up something for everyone. We loved the wonderful show they put on, but more importantly our audience loved them.“
Dave Rogers WTJU (Virginia) April 2016 "Mike & Aleksi Glick – Generations Two For The Blues (Self-produced): Father/son duo (Mike on lead vocals & guitar; son Aleksi lead guitar & vocals) present an interesting assortment of topical originals (particularly, Katrina Blues, Living While Black, and Black Gold); reinterpretations of three works by Langston Hughes; and a cover of the 1964 R&B release Down Home Girl."