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In late 2007, New Orleanian John Michael Rouchell decided it was time for a change in his life. He set out to write, record, and release one song a week for the entire year of 2008 under the name MyNameIsJohnMichael (MNIJM). What began as a solo project with Rouchell tackling every instrument and even engineering duties on occasion soon grew to the huge project with an ever-expanding following it is today.

Beginning in March 2008, Rouchell met up with local musician Eric Rogers (Glasgow, Antenna Inn) to talk about his project, now in full swing. Rogers began sitting in on drums and from there, additional musicians signed on drawn by the strength of the weekly tunes and the prolific manner in which Rouchell was turning them out. Before long, this one-man show turned into a six-man spectacle, keeping the steady flow of fresh material, building a fan base through live shows, and pushing through 2008 with an unyielding goal of 52 songs in 52 weeks.

These musicians include New Orleans natives Joe Bourgeois (bass in Antenna Inn), multi-instrumentalists Cory Schultz (Glasgow, Antenna Inn, and Rotary Downs), and Austin-native Michael Girardot (Fay Wray, Antenna Inn, and Big Rock Candy Mountain). MNIJM suddenly had an expansive resume and its line-up was nearly complete.


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  • davygrohl

    saw them at lolla, friend bought their cd, promptly ripped it to my computer. fantastic stuff, highly reccomended :) can't believe they have such few listeners...

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • frontman17

    You guys were fantastic at Lollapalooza!

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • michxmeister

    SUCH a great band!! Amazing live show, they're a must see! love Nola being represented so well :)

    30 Jul 2009 Reply

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