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"Jaime is truly an inspiring artist. He has been creating great art for a while now, having amassed a 10-CD catalogue at this point. He's gained recognition nationally and is widely regarded as a songwriter's songwriter. And, it's funny that just last year he earned an "Emerging Artist" showcase at Falcon Ridge. I'd call it a Lifetime Achievement award, instead. But either definition would be misleading. Jaime is a vital, alive, creative, artist who is as sharp, in touch, poignant and timely as anyone. He's simply an artist committed to growing who is on the journey with a mission to seek, learn and connect with art. Thanks for helping to make sure that his music is heard!
Erik Balkey / Hudson Harding Music

"Jaime Michaels' songs are as elusive as smoke and mirrors...His voice raspy with sadness and longing, Michaels pens contemporary tunes where love shines from within like a falling star..."
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"Looks like the muse has found a home..."
Caroline Aiken

 
"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
"Much like the folkier side of Paul Simon, who seems a clear mentor, Michaels’ lyrical skills allow him to be reflective and wry in his crafty word-play...The tunes throughout are always clever, mostly upbeat, but never sappy -- wine sipping rather than beer drinking music.”
Roots Music Report

 
"Jaime Michaels creates songs that follow the lives of ancestors and neighbors in tales told with the graceful edge of a master storyteller."
Danny McCloskey / the Alternate Root

"He writes songs with special meanings...with a sense of purpose, a sense of belief that music is as critical to life as breathing itself.”
Wanda Adams Fischer/WAMC

the news
February 20, 2018
A whole new year awaits! And it's off to a great start ...
First off, 2017 ended on an absolutely delightful note, the tour of Italy with Paolo Ercoli and Radoslav Lorković was a big success ...
Big thanks to Andrea Parodi, Pomodori Music and Appaloosa Records ...
 
I'm back in Santa Fe now writing a new album tentatively titled "Carnival Town" ... the songs are coming along ...
 
Also spent some time this week in Jono Manson's Kitchen Sink Studio recording a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Snowing On Raton" for a Townes tribute album coming out this spring in Italy on the Appaloosa label ...
 
Here's a pic from the session ... Terry Allen and Jono were recording tracks, too ... Mark Clark on drums, Jon Graboff on pedal steel and Ronnie Johnson on bass ... a great time!
 

 
More news coming soon about gigs, festivals, new songs and a new blog called "one boy's radio"
 
 
November 21, 2017
Here are the dates for my upcoming tour in Italy ...
psyched to play with Radoslav & Paolo!!
 

 

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