About Michael

Highway 17 video thumbMichael Gaither was raised on the central California coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both the nostalgia of small-town life and the foibles of modern technology. Always with plenty of humor in the mix.

He turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. (He sold jokes to Jay Leno. A long time ago. Back when Jay Leno was still funny.)

Starlite video thumbMichael has released four CDs of original material, all of which have received both local (KPIG, KZSC KKUP) and international airplay. Offstage, Michael produces/hosts the “Songs and Stories” podcast, which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other independent songwriters.

Michael plays both solo or with a band and is available for wineries, private events, house concerts, and festivals. Want to book Michael? Have an available date? Send Michael an email or call (831) 288-2226.

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6 comments for “About Michael

  1. Gilbert Ryan Adcock
    November 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    The new site looks great! Great color choices!

  2. Raquel
    November 17, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Your website is so welcoming and fun! So happy for your success!

  3. Jim Murphy
    January 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Love the website. I enjoyed the videos.

  4. Becky Gilmore
    January 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Nice work! I love the press photo of you and the German Shepherd, the one with you smiling. :-)

    Let me know if you ever make it near Boise or if you need some contacts.

  5. Jody
    December 3, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Excellent work. The sound is awesome and as always your lyrics really hit home. I was supposed to be working while listening for the first time. I kept missing the lyrics, so I turned off my computer and started the cd over. I can’t wait to play Krampus for my grandkid.

  6. Michael Gaither
    March 4, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Great name!! I was messing around on Google and typed my name in and found your site and music. I didn’t know any other Michael Gaithers were around. When on phone with salesmen, insurance etc I always get asked if I know the Gaither gospel group. Which I don’t. Anyway, good music! I really like the song about Starlite drive in. It’s sad they’re almost all gone.