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

"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
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!!!!!!
Feb 27, 2018
Good things are coming together ... later this week (Thursday March 1) I'll be recording a segment of Art Fusion radio show recording at Artisan’s Santa Fe store on Cerrillos Rd for broadcast on the 3rd. Stop on by and say hello!
February 20, 2018
A whole new year awaits! And it's off to a great start ...
First off, 2017 ended on an absolutely delightful note, the tour of Italy with Paolo Ercoli and Radoslav Lorković was a big success ...
Big thanks to Andrea Parodi, Pomodori Music and Appaloosa Records ...
I'm back in Santa Fe now writing a new album tentatively titled "Carnival Town" ... the songs are coming along ...
Also spent some time this week in Jono Manson's Kitchen Sink Studio recording a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Snowing On Raton" for a Townes tribute album coming out this spring in Italy on the Appaloosa label ...
Here's a pic from the session ... Terry Allen and Jono were recording tracks, too ... Mark Clark on drums, Jon Graboff on pedal steel and Ronnie Johnson on bass ... a great time!

More news coming soon about gigs, festivals, new songs and a new blog called "one boy's radio"