BIO

 

Michael will attend Berklee College of Music in Fall 2022!!!


Michael started playing guitar at the age of 10. By 11, he was playing with local bands at venues around town. His ability to play blues, jazz, southern rock and country had many musicians asking for him to sit in. At age 13, while attending a Buddy Guy concert, he was asked by Buddy to “come on up”. He jumped at the opportunity and, according to Portland radio station WBLM, “blew the roof off the place”. Today Michael plays regularly throughout southern Maine, the Boston area, and recently played in Nashville. He is always looking to expand on his musical journey. Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marcus King, Jeff Beck, Chris Stapleton, Jimi Hendrix, Warren Haynes, his music is complex, but soulful.

In October 2018 Michael joined Mark Dufoe, Kennebunkport singer/guitarist and formed DoubleCross. The duo would play regularly throughout coastal southern Maine playing tunes inspired by Bob Dylan to Bob Marley and everything in between.

On January 1, 2020 Michael introduced his first band, Great Aunt Alice. The Great Aunt Alice Band is a three piece jam band that hits the ears of music lovers in all genres. This band is over a year in the making, adding the perfect compliment of musicians to join Michael, playing music similar to Gov't Mule, Marcus King Band, Allman Brothers and many more. 

 Along with his friend Marc Kaplan, Michael formed Wake Up Mama: An Allman Brothers Tribute in spring 2021. This band brings together the best Portland area pros, along with the members of Great Aunt Alice Band. Originally formed as a one time show for a fund raiser, the band was simply too good to play just one show, and will be playing throughout the Portland Maine area as their schedules allow.

Michael will attend Berklee College of Music in Boston Fall 2022. He will study Live Performance - Guitar. Michael's long term goal is to become a Nashville Recording Artist. 

a big moment in michaels early career

Michael with  Buddy Guy at Aura in Portland, ME August 2017

Michael with Buddy Guy at Aura in Portland, ME August 2017