Giving away 51 Free CDs
In honor of my upcoming 51st birthday this April, I've decided to give away copies of my CD "Goes Without Saying" to the first 51 people who ask for one.... Read more
Help the MPS Project get on the air!
Hi again friends. Well it's hard to believe that a year has passed since this project reached its funding goal. Thank you all so much for your support!
I'm very... Read more
CD's are finally here!
The CD's have arrived, and they look and sound fantastic! I did an initial pressing of 500 copies. They will go on sale on CDBaby.com tomorrow, If you contributed $10 or... Read more
Mastering in Minneapolis
Tomorrow I am taking my digital CD tracks into a studio in Minneapolis to be mastered.
Somehow it seems fitting that this project should end where it began: in my... Read more
Second full studio session
Had a fantastic studio session yesterday with the full trio. We recorded basic piano, bass, and drum tracks for 3 more tunes. It looks like the CD will have 6... Read more
Another studio pic
John P was kind enough to snap & share this. That mic sounds incredible; it was designed in the 30's and has a wonderfully rich sound.
I also learned yesterday... Read more
Yesterday's keyboard tracking session
Had a GREAT tracking session yesterday at Overdub Lane with John Plymale. Laid down synth and organ parts for the 3 tracks recorded so far. Another group session is scheduled... Read more
You did it!!!!
WOW. Thanks to all of your generous support, my project has met its goal and will be funded on April 23! You should get an email from Amazon documenting the... Read more
Moog Music is loaning me a "Little Phatty" synth!
Our recording engineer, John Plymale, has made arrangements with Moog Music in Asheville to loan us a Little Phatty synth for this project! I'm SO psyched. I used to own an... Read more
Interview with Myself
Q: So Michael: you've been playing and composing for over 30 years, and performed on numerous recordings. Why haven't you made a CD of your own until now?
A: Basically,... Read more
CD cover art
I'm going to be using this painting as the cover art for the CD. It was done by my son, Aidan, who has Autism and is a wonderful artist.
A new composition is born
Here's a clip from last week's rehearsal, where the guys played through my latest composition entitled "Walk the Walk".
Meet the musicians!
Hey everybody - here's a photo of the members of the MPS Project, so you can get to know us a little better. I'm in the middle, of course, and... Read more