Michael On Fire
An unforgettable night of the kind of passionate music that changes lives!
|Presenting||Michael On Fire|
August 20, 2011
7:00PM to 9:00PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
In a professional career spanning four decades, Michael on Fire has forged an eclectic path as a musical artist, having traveled millions of miles, playing original music hundreds of dates a year, for years on end, all over the country, in every kind of environment -- from bars to beautiful theaters, private homes to major outdoor festivals, in mines and on mountaintops, from playing in prisons to performing for Presidents of the United States. Along the way, he has attracted a loyal audience that finds food for the soul in his words and music and his emotional expression.
"Michael On Fire is one of our leading troubadours. He has the elusive, inspirational quality of a cult hero." -- The ROCK CITY NEWS (Hollywood, CA)
His sound grows naturally out of the roots of American music, and encompasses its broad range of styles – from country to blues, jazz to rock, rural to urban, vocal and instrumental music, acoustic and electric.
"It’s an American roots, folkish, bluesy, country, tribal, gypsy rock and roll." –- The HUNTSVILLE TIMES
He’s been featured on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, CNN and FOX News, and his music has appeared in film, TV and stage productions. His online presence through networks such as YouTube has reached millions of viewers and provides further evidence of his worldwide cult status.
"I found your music from your videos on YouTube. I have been listening for months. Your music has changed my life by leading me to places in myself that I had either forgotten about or never suspected were there and I want to thank you for that. What you put into your music is exactly what the world needs today." –- Ann
In January, 2010, The VENTURA COUNTY STAR (Ventura, CA) named his performance from October, 2009 as "one of the Top Five Concerts of the Year."(Others chosen were Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Paul Thorn and Steve Poltz.)
LA TIMES music reviewer Bill Locey wrote, "Michael on Fire is so good you’ll be searching for new adjectives to describe it. He’ll make you laugh, cry, see God and tap your feet –- all at once."
Michael on Fire has carved out a niche outside the mainstream of the music industry.
"I didn’t set out to operate outside of the music industry," said MOF. "I’ve just always been very clear about who and what I am, and what I do, and I’ve been resolute in upholding my musical and moral ideals."
That strength of conviction resonates through every performance.
"The music is unmistakably passionate, wedding Michael’s penchant for dust ‘n’ bones guitar arrangements with his classically-trained musical sensibilities. The result is a sound that is primal, raw and powerful. When I caught his live show last Sunday, his words seemed like gospel. He is an electrifying performer." –- The (East Lansing) STATE NEWS