Michael Garfield
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Michael Garfield

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Alternative Avant-garde

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""So so so SO good!!""

"So so so SO good!! Yay and wow."
- Kyrstyn Pixton, singer-songwriter - Kyrstyn Pixton


""A KILLER musician...""

"A KILLER musician. [Michael's music is] a progressive, smart, and experimental journey that will make you view the acoustic guitar in a whole new light...accessible, yet entirely original."
?- Josh Smith, Re:Evolution Media - Re:Evolution Media


""It takes a visionary...""

"It takes creativity to make the next step in a newer, more shocking direction, but it takes a visionary to go beyond the breaking point and meet music on the other end of the spectrum. That’s what Michael Garfield does."?
- TheUntz.com - The Untz


""A supernova...""

"Unique and amazing....something sorely lacking in the world in which we live where cookie-cutter boys and girls are given stardom on a daily basis. In this world, [Michael is] a supernova."
- Penny Moon - Penny Moon, Hire A Band St. Louis


""If you are yearning to discover something DIFFERENT...""

"If you are like us, then [in you] lies a yearning to discover something DIFFERENT and new, something that floors you, something that moves you, something that gets you excited to go home and download everything of theirs available online and to tell all of your friends about it...Michael Garfield could do that for us this summer."
- Sparkleberry Lane - Sparkleberry Lane


""A transcendent exploration...""

"A transcendent exploration of what one man can achieve with an acoustic guitar...simultaneously calm yet very much switched-on."
- Everyday Guitar Gear - Everyday Guitar Gear


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"A transcendent exploration of what one man can achieve with an acoustic guitar...the glitched-out grooves [are] simultaneously calm yet very much switched-on." 
- Everyday Guitar Gear

"It takes creativity to make the next step in a newer, more shocking direction, but it takes a visionary to go beyond the breaking point and meet music on the other end of the spectrum. That’s what Michael Garfield does."
- TheUntz.com

"A KILLER musician. [Michael's music is] a progressive, smart, and experimental journey that will make you view the acoustic guitar in a whole new light...accessible, yet entirely original."
- Josh Smith, Re-Evolution Media

Not content to merely push the boundaries of acoustic fingerstyle technique, Michael weaves guitar, voice, effects, sound system, and audience into a greater instrument ecstatically playing itself - taking listeners on a musical ride that remixes our musical past, present, and future.

Michael has gigged with an eclectic array of artists, including Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Zuvuya (with Michael Travis of SCI – who declared him "the perfect opening act"), Papadosio, Zach Deputy, That 1 Guy, The Nadis Warriors, Jamie Janover, Willy Porter, Andreas Kapsalis Trio, Lunar Fire, Random Rab,Sidecar Tommy of Beats Antique, Heyoka, Ana Sia, D.V.S*, Stuart Davis, Whitewater Ramble, Cecil "P'Nut" Daniels, Delta Nove, and The Floozies...and garnered invitations to jam with both legendary instrumentalists (Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal & Ray White of Frank Zappa) and cutting-edge producers (Entheogenic, Bowie, & K@Dog). Touring tirelessly, his music has moved festival audiences at Wakarusa, Rootwire, The Manifestation Celebration, Motion Notion, Geoparadise, McDowell Mountain, Dreamtime, and Burning Man; kindled innumerable house concerts and yoga studios across the US; and provided a live, improvised score for the MAPS Conference on Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century.