REP #034 - Michael on Fire / Always Yes

On this his 13th album, Michael on Fire brings to light his distinctive brand of americana-rock music with 13 songs that span a broad range of rootsy styles, including country, blues, big ballads, swamp-rhythms and more. Acoustic and electric sounds -- guitar, piano and harmonica; dobro, sax and organ; violin and banjo; upright bass and drums. A confident and original work Always Yes shows Michael’s superb sense of melody, his gift as a poet, and his creativity as an arranger and producer. These talents come together to reveal the unique insights and conviction of a man who has traveled as a troubadour, long and far and wide, more than 40 years - as a professional musician, playing original music, and forging a connection, on a grass-roots level, with friends and fans and audiences who feel a deeply-personal and profound connection to him through his music.

Always Yes is well-suited for audiences of album-oriented, adult alternative, americana music, and it further establishes Michael on Fire’s place among our most potent performer-singer-songwriters.

 

REP #035 - She's My Band / Heart & Soul

She's My Band is a unique blend of pedal harp and percussion.  Together they create an eclectic mix of musical surprises from the sexy to the sublime.   With selections ranging from a most original version of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" to a hypnotic rendition of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," the band's originality and whimsy shines through.  Their clever use of vocals, harmonica and a range of percussion bring a new and interesting twist to the preconceived notion of "harp music."   This is one you will keep on permanent rotation.