Nostalgically modern folk
Hailing from the Central California coast singer-songwriter Michael Gaither brings his 4th studio release "Hey Karma", a collection of songs containing imagery of nostalgia, sarcasm, and gratitude. The long-player includes a couple of straight ahead love songs, encounters with angels, zombies, and karma, a childhood visit to Graceland (“We hoped to see the King”), a few swipes at the nonsense of corporate speak, and the true tale of a real-live audience with Gaither's hero, funnyman Red Skelton.
Joining Michael (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, ukulele, percussion) on Hey Karma are Steve Kritzer (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmony vox), Jeff Baker (drums, percussion), Patrick Kennedy (stand-up bass), Alysha Antonio (harmony vox), Glenn MacPherson (electric guitar), Michael Capella (pedal steel), and Laura Hall (accordion). Additionally, Gaither teamed up John Cirillo, MacPherson, and Kritzer on co-writes for this project too. Hey Karma was recorded at Bear Creek Studios, Santa Cruz, CA.
Offstage, Michael produces and hosts the “Songs and Stories” podcast, which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other independent songwriters.
“ What I love about Michael is his natural ability to tell a good story in song and relate to his audience. There is a sublime humour in much of what he writes and the accompaniment uncluttered, allowing his voice to take full command.” - Bryan Chalker, Somer Valley 97.5FM, Somer UK
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Hey Karma (2017)