Daily Discovery: Mike Wojniak, “Stone and the Sea”

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Mike Wojniak - Photo Credit - Daisha JimenezIn January 2013, Wojniak left his Midwestern hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and settled in San Diego, California where he has been writing and performing ever since. Recently, Wojniak partnered with a new independent label, and after more than a decade of music making as an independent artist, Wojniak will release his third studio effort, Anima Mundi, through Golden Wave Records

ARTIST: Mike Wojniak

SONG: Stone & the Sea

BIRTHDATE: 10/8/1982

HOMETOWN: Columbus, OH

CURRENT LOCATION: San Diego, CA

AMBITIONS: I want my music to affect people in a positive manner, to motivate them, to bring love, comfort, and to allow the listener to connect in a deeply personal manner.

TURN-OFFS: Arrogance

TURN-ONS: Smiles

DREAM GIG: The Greek Theatre

FAVORITE LYRIC: This is tough with so many great lyrics out there, but I really like the words in Sleeping at Last’s song, “Clockwork.” A few lines are “future gardens wait patiently below and somehow we smell them, blossom through the snow.”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Me

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Radiohead “Bulletproof”

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Albert Einstein, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Carl Jung, Mozart, Henry David Thoreau

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Seeing Sigur Rós live for the first time was mind blowing.

I WROTE THIS SONG: To tell a story about the journey of searching for true meaning in a relationship with a person and “finding what we are looking for.”

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