Inspired by the beauty of the natural world
Michael’s work is traditional and contemporary, with organic voice creating a dynamics that Bring inspiration and peace.
Michael is a compelling lyricist whose voice carries power with the greatest ease, making accessible melodies available for healing and transformation.
The compositions are layered with human emotion and spirituality, while evoking the poetic mystery of folk traditions of the Americana West.
celestially inspired, with layered, rich tapestries of poetry and prayer.
His live performances intertwine songs with invocations and poetry, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness and devotion.
Michael trained at Stanford in afro cuban jazz music. He is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and group song facilitator, focusing on creating co-evolutionary, participatory spaces with his music and teaching.
His recent albums New American Kirtan and Guardian at the Gate were developed with acclaimed producer Ben Leinbach. He has toured and performed alongside musicians such as Ayla Nereo (Wildlight), Pepper Proud (Yaima), and East Forest, He has performed at Red Lightning Camp at Burning Man, at Beloved Festival in Oregon, Lucidity festival in Southern California, and at other Conscious Culture venues on the West coast.
Upcoming: December 21st - Collective, Sebastopol. December 22nd - House Concert, Woodside CA