Just as one of his songs says, Michael was “born in New York City” and spent his life, if not on the run, at least at a fast pace. Michael is the grandson of Irish immigrants and the son of a New York cop. Born in the Bronx and growing up on Staten Island, Michael picked up the guitar as a freshman in college at Oneonta, N.Y. He’s a writer by trade and is currently at work on his second novel. His musical heroes include the Beatles, Brian Wilson, J.S. Bach, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Paul Simon, Pat Metheny, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Townes Van Zandt, David “Dawg” Grisman, Tony Rice and David Grier.
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