Lori Michaels

Lori Michaels


Lori Michael's debut cd is called "The Lilac Testament". Filled with alt country pop songs laced with pedal steel, dobro, heartfelt melodies and classic country influenced songwriting.


When singer/songwriter Lori Michaels visits family in Sevierville, TN they ask her why she wears so much black.

The Lilac Testament is Lori's debut album. She wrote all the songs. She wanted to play all the instruments, but then former Wings drummer Steve Holley reminded her that she didn't play drums and offered to step in. The record was quickly completed when she gratefully turned it over to the amazing cast of collaborators: Jon DeRosa (Aarktica/Pale Horse and Rider) on guitar, Ernest Adzentoivich (Flare/Plexus) on bass, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel and dobro who did what they do best.

Born with the soul of a New Yorker, raised in Detroit, rooted in the spirit of the Smoky Mountains Lori calls New York City home. She lives there in a shoe with her dog and her piano.

For her first record Lori traveled to the far reaches of our galaxy to find someone she trusted with her material, and found producer Charles Newman on a distant planet working on the latest Magnetic Fields CD. She begged him to take her home and make a record. He did.

Lori didn't mean to make a country album, but apparently DNA comes out no matter what you do. Classically trained and raised a good Baptist, she has spent the last 8 years living in NYC forgetting everything she ever learned. Lori listens incessantly to Elvis Costello, the Beatles, Charlie Rich and Mike Viola fiercely believing that the louder you play these artists the world becomes a better place proportionally.

The Lilac Testatment was released in November 2005 by the Mother West label. (www.motherwest.com)


The Lilac Testament

Set List

Two 45 minutes sets of original material. Plenty of country covers upon request.