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A born storyteller, michaelCSmith carries with him the weight and legacy of his own American culture.

Uniquely original, yet hauntingly familiar, he weaves his stories through the highways and back roads of the American conscious, like Steinbeck driving alongside the Joads or like Tom Waits packing up his circus tent and hopping the tracks to the next town.
Whether you catch him in a solo/acoustic gig or fronting a full band you are guaranteed to get an intimate and riveting experience. He captures all the communion and reflection of our best singer/songwriters, politics and humor of our best folk singers and the excitement, youthfulness and energy of great American Rock, all at once in a rich tapestry very much his own.
His vocabulary is as large as the American landscape and his heart, soul, mind and body are singularly devoted to the craft he so willingly and lovingly nurtures and shares.

His influences include John Steinbeck, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams, Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, The Apostle E.F, Charles Bukowski, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Ace Frehley, John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, U2, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, John Grimm, William Blake, Walt Whitman, his mom and dad, Bela Lugosi, Van Gough, the man on the street in LA in 1997, his wife, a good pair of converse and a thousand and one other people, places, things, events and ideas.