President/Producer – The Mackinaw Harvest Music Group, Inc. , Grand Rapids, MI
A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Michael has a long history in the music business, and wears many hats well. He’s a super talented multi-instrumentalist & vocalist, and has been producing, composing, arranging & engineering for more than 20 years in Grand Rapids, Nashville, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere.
Aside from all that, Michael is also the founding member and chief songwriter for the group Troll For Trout. His songs have been on dozens of radio stations around the country, as well as on MTV, ABC and other networks. He has received an ASCAP Songwriter’s Award, two BillBoard awards for songwriting, an InterActivist Award from the LA-based META Association, and countless others.
A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Michael’s talents encompass virtually any genre you can think of, and has toured with and/or shared the stage with such diverse artists as Todd Rundgren, The Doobie Brothers, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Cars, and many, many more.
He is president/owner and chief producer for The Mackinaw Harvest Group in Grand Rapids, MI, and a dyed-in-the-wool trout fisherman in his spare time. Michael brings a plethora of talents and experience back to the MISW for his second year with us in 2015. We are proud and pleased to have him back!!