photo by Paolo Brillo

photo by Paolo Brillo

NEW MUSIC!!!
Jaime has released a new single, co-written with Austin songwriter, Jeff Talmadge, called "In My Home"
Just click on the cover and download it for FREE at BandCamp ...

"...a hopeful message without sugar-eyed naivete, a song to keep us looking forward while we still pull up the blankets to stay safe. "
Marilyn Rea Beyer, host, WFMT’s The Midnight Special

"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
 
February 26, 2021
lots going on all of a sudden ... hooray!!!!
I had a great time attending the International Folk Alliance Conference (virtual edition) this past week ... nice to see friends, even at a distance ... my claustrophobic self did not miss the crowded hotel elevators and rooms ... but i did miss the hugs ...
OK first up, I have released a new single, a pandemic related song called "in my home", cowritten with Austin songwriter, Jeff Talmadge ... it's already getting some good radio play around the country ... it's available for a FREE download at my BandCamp page, more about that in a sec
but first

GIGS!!!
this coming Saturday , I've been invited by Mustard's Retreat to join them in a virtual Zoom concert at 8:00 PM EST, sponsored by the Defiantly Hopeful series and the Flint Public Library ... You can watch it on YouTube or FaceBook

and next month on Tuesday, March 23rd, I am delighted to report that i will be playing a set on the Music My Mother Would Not Like series, hosted by Bruce Swan and Louise Baker ... I'll be appearing with some great songwriters, Caroline Cotter, Annette Wasilik and headliner, Ernest Troost ... here are the links for the series webpage and the series facebook page (WEBSITE) (FACEBOOK)

We're looking to add shows all the time, so if you know of anything ...

Anyhow, the other news is that i am about to launch an online series called "Like The Tune? Feed A Kid!" ... the idea is to encourage people to donate to their local food banks ... I'll be doing covers mostly and a few of my tunes ... there will be links to food bank databases where you can enter your zip code and find places to help near you ... OK?? There are far too many children going to sleep hungry tonight.  Let's try to help out ...
As part of this series I am not only offering a FREE download of the new single from BandCamp but have made my entire recording catalog available for a free download ... everything!  all 12 recordings!  offered for free with the understanding that you will consider making a donation to your local food bank ... it doesn't matter how much ... small donations add up ... OK? OK, see you soon ... stay safe ... wear a damned mask!




January 18, 2021
Wow, Happy New Year ... let's celebrate with a house concert, this coming Saturday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM MST
Hope to see you there

with Jono Manson, Catfish Hodge, David Berkeley, Vince Bell (with Vince Pawless) and Lisa McCormick


August 30, 2020
man o man ... i'll tell you all about it sometime
in the meantime, got a gig with my old buddy Annie Wenz this week, Friday, September 3rd @ 7:00 Eastern
COME ON BY!

 
June 23, 2020
well, hell, this just gets weirder and weirder ... have not played a gig in a long time.  i have one on Sunday with Jan Seides and Jean Synodinos.  Give a listen if you've a mind to