by Brett Callwood | originally published at Detroit Metro Times
Mike Vial & the Great Lake Effect scared the hell out of us when Vial emailed over a link to the new EP, Where the Sand Meets the Tide (self-released), and compared his group to abominable, disgusting, pseudo-emotional bullshit artist John Mayer. He also mentioned James Taylor, and thankfully that’s a lot closer to the mark. The tunes are fun, from the heart and well performed. But Mr. Vial, don’t sell yourself short like that.