"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

"Michaels writes beautiful, philosophical toned, poetic songs...he sings beautifully & the arrangements are stunning...An absolute must!"
Holly Moors - moorsmagazine.com

"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..."
Sing Out!

"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
 
August 7, 2018
Good news!  I have been selected by the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance as one of their official showcase artists at this year's soiree held, as usual, at the Holiday Inn, Middle Fiskville Road, Austin ... I'll Be showcasing on Saturday night, September 29th ... the showcases are open to the public, come on by ...
 
 
July 22, 2018
After a delightful little California run I'm back in Santa Fe recharging a bit ... been immersing myself in what is, for me, roots music ... makes sense ... the gig at the Providence Folk Festival next month will be the official start of the 2018/19 "Fifty Years In" tour ... after watching an old Lightfoot concert on YouTube, I've been rabbit hole time travelin' ... next up is a really young P, P & M "Puff" ... fun to watch the audience ... ah, but we was so much older then ... and nobody moved like Mary... then there's a cool Pentangle tune, first incarnation of Bert Yansch, John Renbourne, Jaqui McShee, Tony Cox & Danny Thompson ... saw John and Jaqui at a festival in Minnesota a few years back ... i was really impressed with the way John removed his teeth and put them in a glass before he started playing ...of course, then they just killed ... it was great to hear them ... then some Sandy Denny ... yeah, hard not to fall in love ... more Pentangle then Judy Collins singing Sandy's "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" ... this old folkie stuff is at the root of any music I've ever done ... even the Swamp Band ... strong roots ... run deep ... obviously ... see you out there ... not close to
done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNE 28, 2018
CALIFORNIA HERE I COME!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAY 19th 2018
NEW VIDEO!!!
Look to the column on the left for a link to a concert recorded on my last visit to Florence, Italy, in December.
 
APRIL 26, 2018
Good day, all!
Here's an update on some upcoming shows looking into the summer
 
  May 11 - Tucson, Arizona - Borderlands
  May 24 - June 4 - I'll be in Kerrville, Texas for my annual visit to the Kerrville Folk Festival.
    May 25 - I'll be hosting the Ballad Tree on Chapel Hill from 3:00 til 5:00
    May 26 & 27 - I'll be one of the judges of the New Folk competition along with BettySoo and Pierce Pettis
    May 28 - I'll be playing a mainstage set with guitarist Jack Williams at the Threadgill theater, splitting the evening with old friend Joe Jencks
   July 4 - back to Southern California and a set in South Pasadena at Brad Colerick's "Wine and Song" showcase
   July 6 - Kulak's Woodshed - North Hollywood, California - First Friday with SEVERIN BROWNE
   July 8 - Paso Robeles, California - Sculpterra Winery - Songwriters Showcase 2:00 PM
   July 8  Pismo Beach, California - Puffers of Pismo - 5:00 - 8:00
   July 9 Morro Bay, California - Morro Bay Wine Seller - 6:30
   July 10 Morro Bay, California - Morro Bay Wine Seller -- JACKSON BROWNE TRIBUTE
   August 26th - Providence Folk Festival
   September 23 - New Braunfels, Texas - NB House Concert
 
more dates coming!
 
APRIL 11, 2018
My my, where does the time go?
Good things to report this week.  The recording I made with Jono of Townes Van Zandt's "Snowing On Raton" came out great and will be the first track on the 32 song Townes tribute album being released on the Italian label Appaloosa Records on April 21st.  It's a great collection of artists and I am honored to be there along with the likes of Joe Ely, Terry Allen, Malcolm Holcomb, Sam Baker, Slaid Cleaves, Jono Manson, Radoslav Lorković, Gurf Morlix, David Olney, Chris Jagger, Paolo Ercoli, Jeff Talmadge and many many more ... pretty amazing company to find myself in ....
 
Next month I'll be traveling to Tucson for a couple of shows followed by a long wonderful visit to the Kerrville Folk festival where I'll be making a main stage appearance at the Threadgill Theater on Monday, May 28th (along with Joe Jencks) ... I'm also one of this year's New Folk Competition judges along with BettySoo and Pierce Pettis ... can't wait!
 
July is going to find me on the left coast doing shows in California ...
 
And work continues on the next album called (for now) "Carnival Town"
 
Boy O Boy, some fun!!!!!!
 
 

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