Michael is a guitarist, composer and vocalist based in Dallas TX. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA., his influences include Jazz, World Music and R&B.
Born and raised in the Detroit MI. area, Michael journeyed east to New England to attend college and remained there for the next 35 years performing in various ensembles as an instrumentalist and as a vocalist.
In 2008, looking for a change, he traveled south and settled in Dallas TX. A big change from New England, this was the start of a new direction into the recording studio as a composer and producer as well as an instrumentalist.
His latest CD entitled: Go With It, includes nine new original compositions in addition to one Motown classic. The title track: Go With it, has an acid-jazz vibe. Track 4: Yeah, That's Right adds a bit of funky attitude. Track 8: Carried Away sparkles with a sunny groove. Track 9: Late Night invokes a moody dreamscape.
"Growing up in the Detroit area, Motown was an ever-present influence. I have always loved Marvin Gaye’s recording of: What’s Going On. This CD gives me the chance to add my own spin to this Motown classic – and to feature Bill Shafer on saxophone!"