The Fremont Podcast

Episode 74: The Mudpuddle Shop and Song Writing with Michael McNevin

June 02, 2023 Ricky B Season 2 Episode 74
The Fremont Podcast
Episode 74: The Mudpuddle Shop and Song Writing with Michael McNevin
Show Notes

A long time Niles resident and singer-songwriter Michael McNevin join us on the podcast this week. Michael is the imaginator and curator of the infamous Mudpuddle Shop in Niles. From antique decorations to etch-a-sketch drawings, the MudPuddle is a place to visit and take in if you ever get the chance.

Michael shares with us a bit of his story as well as a story or two behind a few of the songs that he has written over time. He is inspiring and engaging. He's a song-writing teacher as well. Michael leads the Pacific Songwriting Camp every January and has participated in teaching songwriting at other workshops in places like Yosemite. He instructs and inspires musicians and aspiring writers how to write and develop the craft. And many of the Pacific Songwriting Camp song-campers have travelled from all over the US to come play in Niles or do workshops at the Mudpuddle, over the years.

the best way to explore Michael's  recorded music and career is on his website here:

If you are interested in any upcoming Mudpuddle Shop Songwriter Showcases & Song Swaps & Jams you can find that on his  Personal FB Page:

You can connect with Michael McNevin on Facebook here and can take part in his online music sessions from this page.

If you would like to hear the album "Last Of The Old Dogs" that was mentioned in this episode, you can listen here.

The film mentioned in this episode is called: "Weekend King" directed by Bill Levesque in 2007. The director used Niles as his filming location for the fictional town of New Springs, UT.  The trailer can be viewed here.

Jemby Electric 
Hallers Pharmacy
Milk and Honey Cafe
Billy Roy's Burgers
Petrocelli Homes
Ohlone College Flea Market (Apply Here)

If you are interested in supporting the podcast, please reach out to us at, or you can contact us here. 

Check out our new podcast focused on Niles CA called the Cast of Niles. You can find episodes on almost any podcast platform. You can also find it here.

Also, Petrocelli Homes has been a key sponsor for the Fremont Podcast almost from the beginning. If you are looking for help or advice about buying or selling a home, or if you are looking for a realtor, get in touch with Petrocelli Homes on Niles Blvd in Niles.

Intro and Outro voiceovers made by Gary Williams. Check out

This episode was edited by Andrew C.

Scheduling and background was done by Sara S.

Rachel Pray is our print editor for our newsletter.

Mark Emmons provides additional reporting and content.

Music was found and licensed through

This is a Muggins Media Podcast.