Michael Berkowitz
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Michael Berkowitz

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Columbia, Maryland, United States
Band Folk Acoustic


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"The Oberlin Review"

With beautiful and insightful lyrics and calming melodies, Michael Berkowitz's sound is all that I look for in folk music. His ideas are fresh but certainly relatable; they are an extension of the genre that reaches back into history and into the hearts of many. - Laurel Fuson

"rob Hinkal"

Even though there’s a melancholy to [the] words, there’s always an overriding optimism...A New England somberness fought by the beauty of the London underground which eventually crystallizes into something remarkably uplifting. - Songwriter/Guitarist for ilyAIMY

"Scott Moore"

[Michael's] lyric-driven songs are reminiscent of early works by Eliot Bronson, We're About 9 or Dave Carter. - President of Focus Music


aurora borealis EP - independent release October 2006
A Song for Every Station - February 2008 (www.cdbaby.com/cd/berkowitz)

audio available here and at http://www.myspace.com/michaelberkowitz



Award-winning songwriter Michael Berkowitz's lyrically and rhythmically driven songs strike a delicate, yet ultimately uplifting, balance between melancholy and optimism, telling honest, personal and emotionally-charged stories that are, in the words of Scott Moore, "reminiscent of early works by Eliot Bronson, We're About 9 or Dave Carter." Michael combines melodic, driving flatpicking, intricate fingerpicking and alternate tunings into a sound that draws from artists such as Paul Simon, Josh Ritter, and Ellis Paul, coalescing into a unique and compelling voice.

Michael released his first album, "A Song For Every Station," in early 2008. Produced by Jeff Romano (Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri), the CD features performances by Pat Wictor, Cheryl Prashker, and We're About 9.

Based just outside of Washington, D.C., Michael has played all around Maryland and Northern Virginia, as well as shows in Ohio and New York, sharing stages with touring musicians like Annie Gallup and the Jason Spooner Trio. In July 2008 he won third place in the Great Waters Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for his song "Fisherman's Daughter."