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The Blues Chose Me

Music is as fundamental as family for Mike Milligan. For most of his life, the two have been intertwined. His band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, has been at it for more than two decades, and is largely comprised of kin. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Mike talk about the how he defines success, the midwestern work ethic, and how the blues chose him. Listen closely and you can hear him in the background, noodling on his guitar. Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel are Shaun Milligan – bass, Robert “Tiny” Cook – drums and backing vocals, and Mike Milligan – lead vocals and guitar. To learn more about Mike, click here.

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© Copyright 2020, Tom Gentry; Music: Buy a Guitar, The Bad Plants, and Guitar Lessons by Punk Rock Opera, all edited for use. Used with permission from the artist under a Creative Commons license.  Meat & Three, Doin’ it Right by Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, used with permission from the artist.

The Path to Authenticity is a podcast for people looking for more from life. It focuses on emotional wellness and starts from the premise that our true power comes from our individuality. We talk to various types of writers and artists as well as therapists, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals of all kinds. Our guests possess one common trait. They’re people who know who they are.  We talk about what makes them who they are, how they became who they are, and how we might become truer expressions of who we are.