the NEWS (continued)

Feb 27, 2018

Good things are coming together ... later this week (Thursday March 1) I'll be recording a segment of Art Fusion radio show recording at Artisan’s Santa Fe store on Cerrillos Rd for broadcast on the 3rd. Stop on by and say hello!

 


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 20, 2017
Here are the dates for my upcoming tour of Italy with Radoslav Lorković and Paolo Ercoli

Thank you Andrea Parodi, Pomodori Music and Appaloosa Records!
 


November 12, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!
Here's a video sent today from Italy
It's Jono Manson and I performing my song "Angelus" at the International Townes Van Zandt Festival
 
 
 
August 15, 2017
Dateline Lyons, Colorado ... back for my annual visit to the Rocky Mountain Song School ... attending some classes, writing new songs! ...hopefully a new album next spring ... and so it goes (insert very happy face here)
 
June 27, 2017
Heading for some shows in Southern California this week
  July 1 - Borderlands - Tucson, AZ
  July 5 - Wine and Song w/ Brad Colerick - South Pasadena, CA
  July 7th - Oakwood House Concert - Idylwild.CA
  July 8th - Fiddler's Dream - Phoenix, AZ
as always, every and all venue suggestions welcome ...
 
May 22, 2017
HOT DAMN!!!
"warming" won Song of the Year and "once upon a different time" won Album of the Year at last night's New Mexico Music Awards!!!
Thank you vey much!
 
April 6, 2017
Here is a video of me performing "Snowing on Raton" at the International Townes Van Zandt Festival in Italy this past January along with Paolo Ercoli, Claudia Buzzetti and, my partner in occasional crime, Jono Manson ...(thanks Darota Drodziel)

April 4, 2017
Happy to report that "once upon a different time" has been nominated for three New Mexico Music Awards!
"Best Americana Song" for the title track, "Best Song" for the climate change themed "warming" (really proud of this one as a writer) and "Album of the Year" ...
Watch this space for updates

March 25th, 2017
Yay, I'll be hosting the Ballad Tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival on Saturday June 3rd ... come on up to Chapel Hill after the New Folk Concert ...

February 8, 2017
The tour in Italy was a grand success ... big thanks to Andrea Parodi and Pomodori Music & the gang at Appaloosa Records ...
Special thanks to Paolo Ercoli!!!!
 

Jan 6, 2017

** ITALY TOUR UPDATE - DATES ARE FILLING IN FOR THE UPCOMING TOUR
    THANK YOU POMODORI MUSIC & ANDREA PARODI
    CHECK OUT THE TOUR PAGE


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Here's some new video
"live from the kitchen sink"



 


reviews are still coming in for the new album...here is an exerpt from a reviewer in the Netherlands:
"Michaels writes beautiful, philosophical toned, poetic songs...he sings beautifully & the arrangements are stunning...An absolute must!"
Holly Moors - moorsmagazine.com

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a few nice reviews are coming in for the new album
read 'em here:
theAlternateRoot.com

Roots Music Report
 
(speak Italian?)
Roots Highway
 
(speak Belgian?  or maybe Dutch?)
RootsTime

thanks for the kind words!

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ALBUM NUMBER 10 IS HERE!!!!!!!!
Right on schedule, Jaime has released his 10th album in the past 20 years.  This one is called "once upon a different time", with all songs written by Jaime...mostly new tunes with a couple of re-recorded favorites.  Once again Jono Manson is the producer (their 9th project together) with the bulk of the recording tracked and mixed at Kitchen Sink Studio in beautiful downtown Chupadero, New Mexico.

Jaime was joined in the studio by his regular team of players, guitarist Ben Wright, bassist Josh Martin and drummer Mark Clark.  They are joined by special guests including keyboardist Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh and Bob Weir), singers David Berkeley and Melissa Greener, mandolinist John Egenes, banjo player Sam Armstrong Zickefoos, Round Mountain's Char Rothschild, bassist Justin Bransford and NYC sax man Craig Dryer (with Jono sittin' in on guitar and vocals).

The album is available now on Appaloosa Records (Italy) and frumdahart/con artisti (USA)
CDBaby  iTunes  Amazon.com  Appaloosa Records (Italy)


(One of the rerecorded tunes, "winter song", was released in Europe on a holiday compilation put out by Medicine Show Records....you can check it out by clicking HERE...)

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Jaime was recently chosen for an "honorable mention" in the 2015 Telluride Troubadour Contest

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"unknown blessings" won three awards at the 2014 New
Mexico Music awards, "album of the year", "song of the year" (for dirty wine, a co-write with Annie Wenz) and the Norman Petty Producer of the Year award for Jono Manson

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"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).
 
You can help, too!!  To sponsor a kid to the Music Camp for Teens go to - www.tfmf.org