June 3, 2023
10 days into a FABULOUS tour in Italy!
i will post more later
For now, here is my performance of Fabrizio De Andre’s “the fisherman” at the Townes Van Zandt International Festival with Paolo Ercoli, Claudia Buzzetti, Radoslav Lorković & Riccardo Maccabruni … and a hell of an audience joining in
May 17, 2023
Closer getting closer!
Excited and more than a little nervous to be back on the road in Italy …first longish tour in three years ... Here are some of the dates and locations ... all the dates are with my Italian partner in crime, Paolo Ercoli ... looking forward to sharing a couple of nights with the always amazing Radoslav Lorković
May 3, 2023
It won't be long now!
Three weeks from today I am off to Italy for a tour with my good friend Paolo Ercoli (with some dates including the fabulous Radoslav Lokovic)
I can not wait to see my beautiful Italy!!!
April 25, 2023
RIP Harry Belafonte
And thanks to my late Aunt Mary who was a longtime member of the Columbia Record Club … she loved folk music and Broadway musicals … turned me onto Harry and Pete and West Side Story … and here I am 65 years later with a heart still filled with song.
Fly on, Harry
April 22, 2023
NEW ALBUM, NEW WEBSITE, NEW NEWS!
Yippee, it's record release day!!!
My new album, How To Shine, is being released on the Italian label Appaloosa Records. I am so very proud of this one; I think it may be my best work yet. Once again I was blessed to have fantastic collaborators on this project … Jono Manson is once again, for the 10th time in 20 years, sitting in the producer's chair doing his, as usual, stellar job. We had a great band of musicians who I will list at the end of this post. There are nine originals, several of them written with two of my very favorite co-writers, Jeff Talmadge and Annie Wenz. There are also two cover tunes, one by the fabulous Greg Trooper, This I'd Do and a second, an English translation of a song by the late, legendary Italian songwriter Fabrizio De Andre, The Fisherman or Il Pescatore.
Physical copies of the album are winging their way from Italy and are available for purchase at my website (www.jaimemichaels.com). To stream the album, just click on this picture to link to a site where you can stream/download from all the major services.
With a new album comes a new tour of Italy … yeah, some days are incredibly blessed.
There will be plenty of new news coming down the road. Watch this space!
THE PLAYERS and COACHES FOR TEAM HOW TO SHINE
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Jono Manson at the Kitchen Sink Studio, Santa Fe, NM
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Jason Crosby - piano, Hammond organ & violin
Jon Graboff - pedal steel, electric guitar, mandolin & any other stringed instruments he could grab
Ronnie Johnson - bass
Paul Pearcy - drums
Jono Manson - electric guitar, tenor guitar & vocals
Andrew Hardin - acoustic guitar
Dirje Childs - Cello
Jeff Scroggins banjo
Char Rothschild - Accordion
Paolo Ercoli - dobro
Mark Clark - percussion
Craig Dryer - tenor and baritone sax
Clark Gayton - Trombone
Barry Danielian - trumpet
Claudia Buzzetti - vocals
Andrea Parodi - vocals
Ksenia Vasylenko - vocals
Vladi Vasylenko - vocals
There you have it … I am one lucky SOB.
See you next time.