Mikey was the closest I ever came to having a brother. We grew up together in the Worthington, MN area and spent much of our lives hanging out there. Music was always a centerpiece of Mike's life. His two favorite artists were Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson of Yes. His best friend Shane Boyd grew up with us as well and the 3 of us saw Rick and Jon many times in concert together. I wanted to put together a playlist of music for his memorial. This mix flows together and through it you will hopefully see the type of love and artistry that motivated Mike and his spirituality.
Born Apr. 23, 1971 in Heron Lake, MN. He is the son of Donald E. Smith and Mary P. Smith. Mike graduated SV-RL-B High School and then attended Hutchinson Technical College to be an Audio Technician. He moved to Nashville TN in 1995 and in 1996 he went on to be the lighting director for the rock band Guardian, and then later for Earth Suit. Mike later went on to work at Panasonic, Harrison, Micros, Emotiva and Stager. He attended Fellowship Bible Church and was a volunteer in both the children’s ministry as well as the production technology ministry. Mike was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in Sept. 2019. His Love of Christ gave him the Grace to always see the best in people, and everyone loved his gentle and generous spirit.
A memorial service for Cousin Mikey will be held at Fellowship Bible Church at 11AM in Franklin, TN on November 21, 2020.
Give this memorial mix a listen. It's truly beautiful music...and think of my cousin Mikey. Thank you for listening.
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MIKE SMITH MEMORIAL LIST TRACK LISTING
Song – Album – Artist (this list is in the order played)
The Meeting - ABWH - Anderson Bruford Wakeman & Howe
Amazing Grace - Piano Portraits - Rick Wakeman
If It Wasn't For Love - In The City Of Angels - Jon Anderson
Morning Has Broken - The Piano Album - Rick Wakeman
Take The Water To The Mountain - Union - Yes
Holy Lamb - Big Generator - Yes
Catherine Howard - The Piano Album - Rick Wakeman
Is It Love - Page Of Life - Jon & Vangelis
Wondrous Stories - The Piano Album - Rick Wakeman
Hurry Home - In The City Of Angels - Jon Anderson
And You And I - The Piano Album - Rick Wakeman
From The Balcony - Open Your Eyes - Yes
Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace Single - Rick Wakeman (featuring Jemma Wakeman)
Anyone Can Light A Candle - Page Of Life - Jon & Vangelis
I'm Not In Love - Piano Portraits - Rick Wakeman
Let's Pretend - ABWH - Anderson Bruford Wakeman & Howe
Space Oddity - Piano Portraits - Rick Wakeman
Just One Man - The Living Tree - Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman
I'll Find My Way Home - The Friends of Mister Cairo - Jon & Vangelis