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"When booking Four Friends Acoustic Music Series, I look for the songwriter's songwriter. Jaime Michaels fits that description and fulfilled my expectations with zest, soulful, heart-bending lyrics, and clean expertise in the guitar department. His humor suited the audience, and kept everyone engaged and delighted with his fine storytelling ability. He brought a good group of fans out to our beautiful warm venue in Thousand Oaks, California.
I look forward to seeing him perform again.....anywhere, anytime."
Marilyn Babcock / Four Friends Acoustic Music Series
"Whether you hear Jaime Michaels outside in front of hundreds, on stage in a mid-size concert hall, or in a house concert, he connects! His innovative and captivating song writing and lyrical styling are totally engaging. His humorous asides and insights into his creative process really compliment the stick-in-your mind rhythm and prose of his songs and guitar artistry."
Tom Mauter / Santa Fe Perfomance Exchange
UNKNOWN BLESSINGS |
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THE MUSIC PLAYER IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN
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"Unknown Blessings is a heartelt love letter to the artists and songs that have come to define the Kerrville Folk Festival. These 14 finely wrought tunes, two of which Michaels co-wrote , are a reminder that even in this age of hipster groove-folk and layer cake production, in the end, it's all about the song" April Reese - journalist and KBAC DJ
THIS JUST IN!! |
A NEW ALBUM!!
work has begun on a new album featuring new material and rerecordings of a couple of older tunes...as usual, Jaime is hunkered down at Jono Manson's Kitchen Sink Studio in Chupadero, NM...the album (working title "once upon a different time") will be released as part of the Con Artisti Collective early next year...stay tuned!!!
one of the rerecorded tunes, "winter song", has been released in Europe on a holiday compilation put out by Medicine Show Records....you can check it out by clicking HERE...
Mountain Stage NewSong contest
Jaime has once again been nominated as a Southwest Regional Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong competition... the regional winners get to compete in the finals held later this fall at a concert held at Lincoln Center in NYC. You can vote for Jaime by clicking Right here....THANK YOU!!
NM Music Awards
Jaime's latest album, "unknown blessings" swept the top three awards at the recent New Mexico Music Awards. The album won for "album of the year", "song of the year" for "dirty wine" (w/Annie Wenz) and producer Jono Mason was named winner of the "Norman Petty Producer of the Year" award for both Jaime's album and his own solo release "angels on the other side".
....in other news, Jaime's set at the 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival was very well received as was his performance of Joe Crookston's "fall down as the rain" at the memorial service/celebration held in honor of festival founder Rod Kennedy who passed on recently.
"unknown blessings" has raised thousands for the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation's
Music Camp for Teens
This one is an album of cover tunes (Jaime's little tip o' the hat to his all time musical hero, Tom Rush). The album is called "unknown blessings" and features songs written by friends with whom he shares a love for the late night campfires and song circles at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The album was released at the 2013 festival where Jaime played an in-the-round concert with Rj Cowdery, Annie Wenz and Dan Navarro. 100% of the money from the sale of the album will be donated to the Music Camp for Teens that the festival runs in conjunction with the Kerrville Folk Music Foundation. The CD is available now at Nimbit.com and iTunes.
Jaime has recorded songs by written by Dan Navarro, Jack Hardy, Drew Nelson, Greg Trooper, Pat Maloney, Rj Cowdery, Joe Crookston, Amy Speace, Caroline Aiken, Ben Bochner, Chad Elliott & Jeff Talmadge. The album also contains two co-writes, one with Annie Wenz and one with Mare Lennon. He's being backed by two of Santa Fe's best players, Ben Wright on guitar and Josh Martin on upright bass with special guest appearances by England's George Breakfast, singer Larkin Gayl, Texas accordionist Joel Guzman, Austin's Albert & Gage, New Zealander John Egenes on mandolin and dobro, father-son team Jeff Scroggins (banjo & Tristan Scroggins (mandolin), percussionist Mark Clark, pianist Chris Ishee, banjoist Tom E Adler and vibist Angela Gabriel. Once again, the whole shebang was recorded and produced by Jono Manson who also puts in an appearance (this is their 8th album together).
scroll to the bottom of the page for a video about the
Music Camp For Teens
for more info on how to sponsor a teen go to - www.tfmf.org