Rome, NY resident, Midnite Mike Grimaldi, is a local Blues Legend! Mike has opened for some of the greats like, BB King, Albert King, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, & Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson. He has performed on stage with Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Portnoy, Ritchie Blackmore, & James Montgomery. You will never find another local blues/jazz artist that matches his passion & precision for guitar. His colorful career has found him performing not only in the USA but also in Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greenland, & Canada! You can classify Mike as an international recording artist with acoustic-solo material produced at Sondestrom Studios. Mike is very diverse in his musical tastes and styles and his vast repertoire includes, blues, jazz, classic rock, and R&B tunes. Mike can do a complete solo act as a one-man band, he can put together a duo/trio/quartet act for that full band effect! He has numerous musician friends he normally plays with that he fondly calls “The Bent Blinds”. They all sound great together! Mike is a crowd pleaser and likes to involve the audience in his performance. His talent, charisma, and appeal will have audiences coming back for more!


"CURE SEEKER" - Live Album 2002 - Midnite Mike & The Bent Blinds - Featuring Midnite Mike Grimaldi on Guitar & Vocals, Billy Carman on Bass, Rod Keiser on Piano & Harmony Vocals, and Dave Falace on Drums. This CD was recorded LIVE - American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Rome NY by R. Cieslewitz, Brew Studios. - Dedicated In Memory of Michael Lewis Grimaldi


May 2012 - Superstar Bluesman Joe Bonamassa at Syracuse Landmark Theater - Joe thanks Midnite Mike Grimaldi and invites Midnite Mike onstage for two numbers, "Look Over Yonder's Wall" and an outta this world Blues Deluxe - Take Note: Joe mentions that his first professional appearance was November 11, 1989 (making him 12 1/2 years old at the time) at the Metro in Utica, NY., with Mike's band. In true hometown fashion, "Midnite" Mike Grimaldi from then on was accommodating to young "Joey." A gesture not forgotten!


"Between Nowhere & Goodbye " - 2013 - Midnite Mike on Guitar & Vocals, Dave Hartnett on Bass, Kenny Race on Drums, & John Fabrizio on Keys. Between Nowhere and Goodbye is dedicated to all the transient visionaries.


Amateur Video - Sept. 29/2017 - Utica Brews, NY - Midnite Mike and the Bent Blinds were the Featured Artists. 



Midnite Mike Grimaldi

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