24 Luglio 2019
UNA GRANDE VOCE E SEI CORDE STREPITOSE!
DA SANTA FE (NEW MEXICO)
Jaime Michaels Biography“… truly inspiring … a vital, alive, creative artist who is as sharp, in touch, poignantand timely as anyone. He’s simply an artist committed to growing who is on thejourney with a mission to seek, learn and connect with art …”Erik Balkey –Hudson Harding Music
A venue operator in California refers to Jaime Michaels as a “songwriters’ songwriter.” He came late to the craft having enjoyed a long career as a covers artist both as a soloist and, for a while, full tilt rock and roll band lead singer with The Truly Dangerous Swamp Band. Not being much of a radio fan, he chose his covers carefully…sometimes something recognizable like Dylan or the Beatles, sometimes just damned fine songs he happened to run across from lesser known writers like Canadian Murray MacLauchlan. He sang the hell out of all of them.Something happened a few years back when he moved west, far from his east coast roots, to a new home in Santa Fe, NM. Maybe it was just the change of scenery, something in the big western night sky…but the songs started coming. Finely crafted. Tuneful. Both spirited and spiritual…songs of kindness and true emotion. Ten albums, so far, with Jono Manson in the producer’s chair for the past eight. Their 2013 effort, “unknown blessings,” is a fund raiserwith 100% of the sales going to the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation’s teen music camp. That album along with 2011’s “the man with the time machine” and his most recent, 2016’s “once upon a differenttime, have all won the New Mexico Music Awards “album of the year” award.Jaime continues touring both in the US and in Italy where “once upon a different time” was released on Appaloosa records. Most recently he toured in Italy in December 2017 with keyboardist Radoslav Lorcovic. Upcoming dates include a mainstage set at the 2018 Kerrville folk festival, a summer tour in California and a tour in Texas in the fall with fellow singer songwriter Rj Cowdery. He’s also hard at work writing tunes for his next release, tentatively titled “carnival town”.He will appear next on Appaloosa Records’ tribute album to Townes Van Zandt, “The Wind Blows”, on the first track, a stellar cover of “Snowing On Raton”.