Michael Penfield

Michael Penfield

BandFolkAcoustic

Acoustic driven, alternative adult/pop-rock... Music Connection magazine says "pop perfect vocals...". Featured on WBVR "the River" Boston Homegrown Showcase. Most of the band members are Grammy nominees or winners.

Biography

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Michael grew up in Colorado, playing gigs at age 15. He put himself through college playing guitar and singing, both solo and with a band. Michael went to Europe to perform, ski, and study. He ended up spending two years there and played several hundred solo gigs.

After Europe, Michael moved to New York. In 2004 Michael began working on his first CD, entitled Divine Accidents and Untold stories. The CD is comprised of 11 songs written in 2004 – 2006 and features Scotty Manzo on bass (Three Dog Night and other artists), Chet McCracken on drums (Doobie Brothers, Joe Walsh, and other artists), Jimmy Greenspoon on piano (Three Dog Night), Chris Pinnick on lead guitar (Chicago and other artists) and Doug Livingston on pedal steel (Loggins and Messina, Randy Newman, other artists). The CD was produced by Scotty and Michael and was mastered by Brian Lipski at SoundLab.

Michael lives in Darien, CT with his wife and five children (they have a blended family). For fun they climb mountains and rocks, ski deep powder and windsurf. Michael is hoping that Divine Accidents and Untold Stories will strike a chord with people in the over 25 crowd who enjoy acoustic rock in the vein of Amos Lee, Don Henley, Kenny Loggins and John Mayer.

Lyrics

Steps Out from Her Body

Written By: michael

A body in motion probably isn't lost
a gentle implosion. Does somebody know the cost?
I see forgotten people everywhere
they stay when they just need to run
it's hard to walk away from there, til it's done

chorus:
I lay it out before me
secrets, truths, dark, sunrise
she steps out from her body
she looks at the world
through my eyes
she knows me

A moment remembered
bring it into light
abandon, surrender
keep it sanctified
yeah it's a journey to the other side
it's a journey til you're done
i think if i had missed this ride
my breath would just be numb

(chorus)

Long Time

Written By: michael penfield

long time

stepping ever gently
that’s not how it’s supposed to be
there’s no horn of plenty
overflowing, nourishing

sorry that you’re sinking
sorry I won’t go with you
like a moth near fire
little else that you could do
you could do

no more angry
no more feeling like I’ve done you wrong
a life is broken
but I can’t help the things
that you bring on
that you bring on
and I’ve waited a long time
needed more for a long, long time
it’s been such a long time
since I felt whole

maybe I missed something
maybe I just failed you
and I just quit trying
nothing else that I could do

no more angry
no more feeling like I’ve done you wrong
a life is broken
but I can’t help the things
that you bring on
that you bring on
and I’ve waited a long time
needed more for a long, long time
it’s been such a long time
since I felt whole

So hard to break a tragic cycle
so clear there's nothing else to do
one step on an unknown pathway
takes me far away
from you

and I’ve waited a long time
needed more for a long, long time
it’s been such a long time
since I felt whole

I believe in you

Written By: michael

Believe in You

I believe in you
i believe in you

Lost dreams and romance
lost time and no chance
someone put out the porch light
a lost job and lost luck
a lost chance to make-up
i just can't seem to get it all right

i believe in you
i believe in you

i touch the flowers
look up when it showers
i try to find shapes in the clouds
a long walk, a bed talk
where nothing is hidden
i need some way i can be proud

i believe in you
i believe in you

at night i wake up
the light is still broken
the sink is lit up by the moon
but i don't need any light bulb to show me
a shade of blue

i may not have millions
but i see our children
and no one could ever love more
and i think that hard times
are dotted with chocolate
and life is what i have hoped for

i believe in you

Discography

Divine Accidents and Untold Stories - 2006 CD
Radio airplay on over 250 U.S. and Dutch radio stations.

Set List

2 sets of original music.