Michael Waid
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Michael Waid

San Antonio, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

San Antonio, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Folk Americana




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Still working on that hot first release.



A while back I was trading slide guitar licks with Ray Wylie Hubbard live on the radio and thinking, How cool is this? Mattson Rainer of KNBT, the top-rated Americana station in the country, had called earlier in the week and asked me to play on their Roots and Branches of Americana show. So there I was, doing what I love to do bestplay music. I know it may sound hokey to some but its the whole point of me being here. Its one of the few times I can be-come totally lost in the moment. It feeds my soul.
Now, I cant say I havent gotten side tracked from the dream of making music my calling in life, because Ive definitely had a few detours on the road to mega stardom. I worked as an electrician and appliance repairman. Ive been married and divorced. Ive made some really bad choices and lived through the consequences. Ive had a few disappointments and a few triumphs. Ive lived the school of hard knocks. Surprisingly all of those tangents, missteps and real life have shaped my song writing and music in ways I couldnt have imagined at the time.
My first CD, Ive Been Around, charted 38 on AmericanaDolly Parton gently nudged me off. Ive opened for Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn, Charlie Robison and Ruthie Foster. Ive played Gruene Hall and appeared on Mattson Rainers Crossroads Americana numerous times. The old Humbletime radio show featured me as their guest artist. And, as I started off saying, I got to trade slide licks with Ray Wylie.
I play bottleneck slide and finger-style acoustic guitar. A little contemporary folk. A little blues. A little country. And unlikely combinations, like Phillip Glass meets ska.
So if you just want to sit back and laugh a little, remember what you tried to forget, or just groove to the blues, check out my calendar. Stop by. Pull up a chair and be a part of what I love to do bestplay music.

Heres a few nice quotes:

In this age of greeting card lyric songs, Michael Waid defies the mediocratic oath with fresh wit and wisdom"
Joe Horn, Third Coast Music, KSYM Radio, San Antonio, TX

Michael is true to himself and his music. Perfect Americana.
Mattson Rainer, KNBT, New Braunfels, TX

A wonderful singer...a very creative songwriter...an experience not to be missed.
Roz and Howard Larman, KPFK Folkscene, Los Angeles, CA

I hear a smile in Michael Waids voice and an honest intimacy in his songs that
refresh the soul.
Rik James, KGLT-FM Radio, Bozeman, MT

Michael Waid has an honest voice that lets you feel the genuine person behind it!
Michael and his album are true to life and real. Enough saidjust listen!
Sheila Scruggs, WCSD Radio, Cookville TN

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