“L.A. Can Wait” is an 11 track journey through the difficult but joyful landscape of human experience; from birth to death, and the spectrum of wild stuff in between. It has both a big city sound, and a beachie undertone. It is temple meets tavern, city meets sand. It has racked up awards of its own since it’s release, being a finalist in two of the most prestigious music competitions The Great American Song Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. Several of the songs have been featured as well on several TV shows.”
As an album, “Spaces” plays on the ideas of several different spaces in our lives. From the all-important space we find in our own hearts that we must enter into to meet our purpose, our inspiration, and even our suffering; to the space between people in relationship, both physical distance between the two, as well as emotional distance, or closeness, between them. “Spaces” plays on all these spatial “ratios” that are operative in life, and treats topics such as self, love, God, and society. Several tracks from Spaces have been featured on national TV shows such as ABC’s “Men in Trees” and MTV”s “Real World”. Music from spaces also helped garner Michael several awards, including the 2007 International Acoustic Music Awards Male Artist of Year Runner up, the 2007 Songwriter of the Year, Pacific Songwriting Competition, and won a spot as a finalist in the 2008 Great American Song Contest.
Winner of the Triple A Album of the Year from the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2005, and also Finalist for the Kerrville New Folk Competition Jumping In is Michael’s full-band debut. Honest, raw, emotive, and rockin’, its folk, its rock, its bluegrass, rolled up in one.
“Still Listening” is Michael’s break-out album that set him on the path. Winner: 2004 Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Los Angeles Music Awards; Billboard Song Contest Honors: ”The Other Side’; and Winner: Call to Arts Song Contest for the song ‘Better’. It’s all acoustic goodness, bare bones and honest.