photo by Paolo Brillo

photo by Paolo Brillo

"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
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 28th - 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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