After performing some of his original songs for the first time at Chapel Hill’s now defunct Skylight Exchange, this North Carolina born
singer-songwriter decided to take the uncertain path of a troubadour. So
as some poet-musicians often do, he followed his passion towards the
banks of the Cumberland River.
When asked to detail his reasons for making music, he responds, “My
goal is write story-driven songs that are often influenced by the dark
side of Americana, supported by acoustic melodies that convey troubled
sentiments, and to perform each song with a delivery capable of
convincing the listener that each tale has been a difficult reality for
With elements of bluegrass and country, his songwriting style may
have his fans thinking he is influenced by bluegrass murder balladeers,
Texas country singer-songwriters, and an inescapable urge to share
stories of longing, loss, rambling, and revenge.
Michael’s debut album, Tattered Map, has been independently released
on the Skeptic Ear™ label. It was co-produced by Daniel Scobey (Anderson
East, The Vespers), with recording appearances by Travis Book (The
Infamous Stringdusters) and Zane Williams. The universal theme of the
project is one of worried souls on the move – a soundtrack for the
While continuing to perform at some of Nashville’s most notable
Michael also travels throughout the Southeast, sharing his own brand of
Americana with anyone who will listen.
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