Many thanks for your interest in the “Hey Karma” project. To streamline things – I know firsthand the time it takes to review a record – I’ve put this simple page together. It includes a making-of video, the record itself, and downloadable images along with a one-sheet and my bio.
Have a Listen to “Hey Karma”
Read What Folks Are Staying
“When life gives you lemons…listen to this album. Michael Gaither’s Hey Karma covers the three Big L’s: Love, Laughter, and Layoffs. This album is like spending time with a good friend. (Laurie Roberts, KPIG Radio)
“Smartly written….” – Tara Joan, thedailycountry.com
“Michael Gaither might be the John Prine of Silicon Valley.” – Mark Buchanan, Creative Marketing and Communications Leader
“Gaither is a supremely talented storyteller, whose stripped back acoustic style on Hey Karma spotlights his charming wit, dripping sarcasm, and love for zombies.” - Shawn Thicke, bucketlistreviews.com
“Zombies, Layoffs and Sarcasm” – Watsonville Register Pajaronian
More quotes about “Hey Karma”
About the Record
On his fifth story collection, Americana songwriter Michael Gaither visits his three favorite topics (nostalgia, sarcasm, and gratitude) in a song cycle that follows a crush, a love story, a breakup, a journey, and one lone guitar player looking back at the end of it all.
The topics this time out cover visits with angels, zombies, and karma, to a childhood visit to Graceland (“We hoped to see the King”). There are also a few swipes at the nonsense of corporate speak and the true tale of a real-live audience with Michael’s hero, funnyman Red Skelton. (Michael had a narrow brush with standup comedy before becoming a singer/songwriter.) The instrumentation is kept to a minimum – only four tracks feature a full band – allowing the stories and humor to shine. “Hey Karma” features ten original tunes, written or co-written by Michael. It’s available here on the web site and is being released in partnership with Miracle Mile Records.
Download and Learn More
- “Hey Karma” One-sheet (PDF)
- Michael Gaither songwriter bio (PDF)
- “Hey Karma” on Spotify
- “Hey Karma” YouTube videos
- “Hey Karma” full YouTube playlist (CD tracks)
Photo credit: Larry Colen
“Hey Karma” Artwork Credit:
Mike Samuel, Mike Samuel Graphics
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to look and listen. – Michael
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