Mike Amabile offers a unique sound for all genres of music lovers. He blends his own style of Americana music with Southern Rock, Folk, Country and Roots Blues. This original style of music is accompanied by poetic lyrics. In fact, Mike started writing poetry as early as eleven years old. Mike’s music has been compared to artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers. Though his influences come from a wide variety of music. This truly eclectic mix includes artists such as Led Zeppelin, Gun N Roses, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Stone Temple Pilots, Ledbelly, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many more. The ability to be diverse is what sets Amabile apart from other artists in the Texas circuit. The fact that he can play country, blues, rock and anything in between allows him to perform at a large variety of venues. Listen to any of Mike’s recordings, and you will see for yourself just how diverse the music is.
When Mike Amabile was working as a ranch hand in Colorado he discovered his passion for entertaining. It was by the light of a campfire with an acoustic guitar in his hands that he came to the realization that the only thing he wanted to do was perform. Since then, Mike has formed the band Run Over Twice, released three studio records and performed in front of tens of thousands of people. Playing an average of around 150 to 200 shows per calendar year since 2007, Mike and the band are no strangers to the road and stage. Based in Houston, the level of attention that Mike Amabile and Run Over Twice receives has been steadily increasing across the United States and into parts of Europe. Mike A and RO2 have shared the stage with artists such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Marcy Playground, Edwin McCain, Randy Rogers, John McEuen and Kevin Fowler.
Since the first recording, the band went on the road to play Texas venues such as The Sam Houston Race Park, The Woodlands Crawfish Festival, River Road Icehouse, The Exxon Mobil Petroleum Club, Hooters, The Conroe Catfish Festival, Big Texas Dancehall and Saloon, Sherlock’s & Baker St. Pub, Blanco’s and many other venues in Texas. Members of Run Over Twice have played all across the country as well as Canada andMexico. Their track record speaks volumes.
“ Amabile has managed to create a sound that rivals masters of the alt-country meets rock ‘n’ roll genre like Whiskeytown and Wilco.” -Tori Brock (Conroe Courier)
“Run Over Twice mixes a little Southern Rock with a IittIe Texas Groove, creating feet stomping get off your ass music” -Cara Miller (Radio Free Texas)
“Finally a band Texas music needs right now. They won’t grow old on you” -Jerry Jeff Walker (Texas Singer Songwriter)