the NEWS (continued)



March 17th, 2019

And a happy St Patrick's Day to you, too ...
Where the hell have i been, you ask?
Well, stay tuned and I'll tell you all about it ... a little later ...

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



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MAY 19th 2018


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 “if you fall”


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"

November 20, 2017
Here are the dates for my upcoming tour of Italy with Radoslav Lorković and Paolo Ercoli

Thank you Andrea Parodi, Pomodori Music and Appaloosa Records!

November 12, 2017
Here's a video sent today from Italy
It's Jono Manson and I performing my song "Angelus" at the International Townes Van Zandt Festival
August 15, 2017
Dateline Lyons, Colorado ... back for my annual visit to the Rocky Mountain Song School ... attending some classes, writing new songs! ...hopefully a new album next spring ... and so it goes (insert very happy face here)
June 27, 2017
Heading for some shows in Southern California this week
  July 1 - Borderlands - Tucson, AZ
  July 5 - Wine and Song w/ Brad Colerick - South Pasadena, CA
  July 7th - Oakwood House Concert - Idylwild.CA
  July 8th - Fiddler's Dream - Phoenix, AZ
as always, every and all venue suggestions welcome ...
May 22, 2017
"warming" won Song of the Year and "once upon a different time" won Album of the Year at last night's New Mexico Music Awards!!!
Thank you vey much!
April 6, 2017
Here is a video of me performing "Snowing on Raton" at the International Townes Van Zandt Festival in Italy this past January along with Paolo Ercoli, Claudia Buzzetti and, my partner in occasional crime, Jono Manson ...(thanks Darota Drodziel)

April 4, 2017
Happy to report that "once upon a different time" has been nominated for three New Mexico Music Awards!
"Best Americana Song" for the title track, "Best Song" for the climate change themed "warming" (really proud of this one as a writer) and "Album of the Year" ...
Watch this space for updates

March 25th, 2017
Yay, I'll be hosting the Ballad Tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival on Saturday June 3rd ... come on up to Chapel Hill after the New Folk Concert ...

February 8, 2017
The tour in Italy was a grand success ... big thanks to Andrea Parodi and Pomodori Music & the gang at Appaloosa Records ...
Special thanks to Paolo Ercoli!!!!

Jan 6, 2017


Here's some new video
"live from the kitchen sink"


reviews are still coming in for the new is an exerpt from a reviewer in the Netherlands:
"Michaels writes beautiful, philosophical toned, poetic songs...he sings beautifully & the arrangements are stunning...An absolute must!"
Holly Moors -


a few nice reviews are coming in for the new album
read 'em here:

Roots Music Report
(speak Italian?)
Roots Highway
(speak Belgian?  or maybe Dutch?)

thanks for the kind words!


Right on schedule, Jaime has released his 10th album in the past 20 years.  This one is called "once upon a different time", with all songs written by Jaime...mostly new tunes with a couple of re-recorded favorites.  Once again Jono Manson is the producer (their 9th project together) with the bulk of the recording tracked and mixed at Kitchen Sink Studio in beautiful downtown Chupadero, New Mexico.

Jaime was joined in the studio by his regular team of players, guitarist Ben Wright, bassist Josh Martin and drummer Mark Clark.  They are joined by special guests including keyboardist Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh and Bob Weir), singers David Berkeley and Melissa Greener, mandolinist John Egenes, banjo player Sam Armstrong Zickefoos, Round Mountain's Char Rothschild, bassist Justin Bransford and NYC sax man Craig Dryer (with Jono sittin' in on guitar and vocals).

The album is available now on Appaloosa Records (Italy) and frumdahart/con artisti (USA)
CDBaby  iTunes  Appaloosa Records (Italy)

(One of the rerecorded tunes, "winter song", was released in Europe on a holiday compilation put out by Medicine Show can check it out by clicking HERE...)

Jaime was recently chosen for an "honorable mention" in the 2015 Telluride Troubadour Contest

"unknown blessings" won three awards at the 2014 New
Mexico Music awards, "album of the year", "song of the year" (for dirty wine, a co-write with Annie Wenz) and the Norman Petty Producer of the Year award for Jono Manson

"unknown blessings" has raised thousands for the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation's Music Camp for Teens
This one is an album of cover tunes (Jaime's little tip o' the hat to his all time musical hero, Tom Rush).   The album is called "unknown blessings" and features songs written by friends with whom he shares a love for the late night campfires and song circles at the Kerrville Folk Festival.  The album was released at the 2013 festival where Jaime played an in-the-round concert with Rj Cowdery, Annie Wenz and Dan Navarro. 100% of the money from the sale of the album will be donated to the Music Camp for Teens that the festival runs in conjunction with the Kerrville Folk Music Foundation. The CD is available now at and  iTunes. 

Jaime has recorded songs by written by Dan Navarro, Jack Hardy, Drew Nelson, Greg Trooper,  Pat Maloney, Rj Cowdery, Joe Crookston,  Amy Speace, Caroline Aiken, Ben Bochner, Chad Elliott & Jeff Talmadge.  The album also contains two co-writes, one with Annie Wenz and one with Mare Lennon.  He's being backed by two of Santa Fe's best players, Ben Wright on guitar and Josh Martin on upright bass with special guest appearances by England's George Breakfast, singer Larkin Gayl, Texas accordionist Joel Guzman, Austin's Albert & Gage, New Zealander John Egenes on mandolin and dobro, father-son team Jeff Scroggins (banjo & Tristan Scroggins (mandolin), percussionist Mark Clark, pianist Chris Ishee, banjoist Tom E Adler and vibist Angela Gabriel.  Once again, the whole shebang was recorded and produced by Jono Manson who also puts in an appearance (this is their 8th album together).
You can help, too!!  To sponsor a kid to the Music Camp for Teens go to -