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by Michael On Fire

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Stewart Brennan Out of the darkness and void of a decimated music industry comes a singer / songwriter that lights the fires of peace, love and empathy for a World that is desperate for positive energy. Michael on Fire single handedly rekindles the passion and light in an art-form that holds the heart, soul, and voice of the people. ~ World United Music
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Note to our fans: this is not a new Michael On Fire album. This "album" was created for the purpose of providing certain "buyers" with a sampling of Michael's solo acoustic performance.

Michael on Fire, singer, songwriter, musician, and storyteller, is lauded by his fans and fellow musicians alike for his powerful lyrics and profoundly emotional performances.

“... one of the most powerful and personal performances I’ve seen. Michael On Fire lights a room and connects with something deep in the psyche in a way that makes you feel you have known the songs and ranged over the emotion of them for your whole life. His tunes are as though they were preordained in memory. Almost his entire play list clicked open a receptor that made it immediately recognizable, though I’d never heard his music before. Over the decades I’ve seen big acts, major stars, impressive tours,but there is something about Michael on Fire that connects like no other. He is singularly peerless.”
- Tom Cochrun, Light Breezes [Cambria, CA.]

He has toured relentlessly, constantly creating, performing and recording original music with an unswerving singularity of purpose, telling his truths in song and story.

“Michael on Fire has a sound and style that epitomizes all that is so good about the Americana genre. You’ll find blends of country, folk, blues and rock’n’roll, occasionally all in one song. This is honest, rootsy music by a veteran artist who makes music on his own terms regardless of current fads and fancies - we celebrate artists like that, especially when the music is of such a uniformly high quality.”
– Maverick Magazine (U.K.)

“Out of the darkness and void of a decimated music industry comes a singer / songwriter that lights the fires of peace, love and empathy for a World that is desperate for positive energy. Michael on Fire rekindles the passion and light in an art-form that holds the heart, soul, and voice of the people. ”
- Stewart Brennan, World United Music [Montreal, Canada]

In his song, “Make Me a Drum,” Michael sings: I will run like the wind / and I will fight like a bear / You can’t buy my heart and you don’t own
the air. The verse goes a long way in characterizing his attitude
and approach as a fiercely independent musical artist. His unique blend of creative resolve, defiance and non-conformity has led to a unique career path, away from the mainstream.
“I’ve always been clear about who and what I am and what I do,” said Michael. “I’ve always been fully committed to music and to being a
musician, and I’ve tried to follow the voice of my heart and the path of my soul.”

Here’s a sampling of some of the places he's played:

The Dosey Doe Music Cafe (Conroe, TX)
The Dosey Doe - Big Barn (the Woodlands, TX)
The Ark (Ann Arbor Mi)
Sweetwater (Mill Valley, CA)
SOhO Music Club (Santa Barbara, CA)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN)
The Bugle Boy (LaGrange, TX)
Canal Street Tavern (Dayton, OH)
The Soiled Dove (Denver, CO)
Tales from the Tavern (Santa Ynez, CA)
The Live Room (Palmers Green, UK)
McDowell Mountain Music Festival (Scottsdale, AZ)
Rockin’ The Tetons (Alta, WY)
Sweet Pea Music Festival (Bozeman, MT)
The Boulder Theater (Boulder Co)
The Paramount Theater (Denver, CO)
The State Theater (Kalamazoo, MI)
The Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor, MI)
Birmingham Theater (Birmingham, MI)
The Ventura Theater (Ventura, CA)
The Trinity House (Livonia, MI)
The Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL)
The Mint (L.A., CA)
Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA)
Painted Sky Studio (Cambria and Harmony, CA)
Moonlight on the Mountain (Birmingham, AL)
Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL)
The Empty Glass (Charleston, WV)
Ranch & Reata (Santa Ynez, CA)
KAFM Radio Room (Grand Junction, CO)
Poor David’s Pub (Dallas,TX)
Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall (Elk Rapids, MI)
The In & Out Gallery (Traverse City, MI)
The Stone (San Francisco, CA)
The Cabaret Metro (Chicago, IL)
The Kachina Lodge (Taos, NM)
The Lighthouse (Hermosa Beach, CA)
Steamboat (Austin, TX)
Herman’s Hideaway (Denver, CO)
The Strand (Redondo Beach, CA)
The Slippery Noodle (Indianapolis, IN)
The Back Room (Seattle, WA)
The Zephyr (Salt Lake City, UT)
The Mangy Moose (Jackson Hole, WY)
Club West (Santa Fe, NM)
Club Lingerie (Hollywood, CA)
Liberty Lunch (Austin, TX)
The Toledo Sports Arena (Toledo, OH)
Masonic Auditorium (Detroit, MI)
Ann Arbor Art Fair (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mill Avenue Fair (Tempe, AZ)
Park City Winterfest (Park City, UT)
Arizona State University
Univeristy of Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Marquette University
Michigan State University
Dennison College
and many, many more ...

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released April 10, 2014

written and performed by Michael On Fire

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Michael on Fire, singer, songwriter, musician, and storyteller, is lauded by his fans and fellow musicians alike for his powerful lyrics and profoundly emotional performances.
For the past four decades he has toured relentlessly, constantly creating, performing and recording original music with an unswerving singularity of purpose, telling his truths in song and story.
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Track Name: Cadillac Beach
Cadillac Beach
I was listening to the Bolero, reading Mark Twain
On Cadillac Beach
There was a hole into heaven, sucking in the souls
From Cadillac Beach

Then the Earth started shaking and they run to the mountains
To the higher places, and hang on to the trees

I was listening to Coltrane, reading Bob Dylan
That day on Cadillac Beach
There was a hole into hell, leaking out the devils
On to Cadillac Beach

And the water started rising and they run to the mountains
To the higher places, and hang on to the trees

These days I get to thinking how many souls sere born
That day on Cadillac Beach
In the blink of an eye, it all could disappear
Like that day on Cadillac Beach

When the Earth starts shaking and they run to the mountains
To the higher places, and hang on to the trees
Track Name: Where Dreamers Only Go
Where Dreamers Only Go
Came out of a troubled time and I lost another year
Lost another friend and I lost another fear
And I was spent to nothingness and I spent in pain
A season spent in solitude
A season spent in vain

Living in those places that angels only know
Far beyond the edge where dreamers only go

Came out of a sleepness night
Weary from the ride
Silence in the dialogue
The ghost is from inside
Holding on to god knows what and only god knows why
Doing things that don’t make sense
And most will never try

Living in those places that angels only know
Far beyond the edge where dreamers only go

Came out of a troubled time and it almost broke my heart
Almost lost my mind and it tore my soul apart
Came out of a troubled time a little less nieve
Older, wiser, eyes wide open
Different I believe

Living in those places that angels only know
Far beyond the edge where dreamers only go