“Smartly written…lovingly bringing to life tunes about life, love and things in-between.” – Tara Joan, thedailycountry.com
“Michael Gaither might be the John Prine of Silicon Valley.” – Mark Buchanan, Creative Marketing and Communications Leader
“Zombies, Layoffs and Sarcasm” – Watsonville Register Pajaronian
“Lump of Coal” (2014): Features holiday songs spanning Thanksgiving (“Black Friday’s Eve”) and Christmas (“The Krampus Comes Out Tonight,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain”) along with a few live tunes, including “Highway 17″ with new verses.
“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. The new EP. ‘Lump Of Coal’, exceeds all expectations, but don’t just take my word for it, go buy it!!! (Bryan Chalker, Somer Valley 97.5FM, Somer UK)
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“Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night” (2012): Guitars, mandolins, and fiddles drive this Americana story collection that mixes nostalgia and humor, tales of moonshine, horses, and coyotes, and observations of modern life in a small American town.
“Michael Gaither does it again. Evocative lyrics, humor, heart-tugging, and stellar musicianship make Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night a tasty treat. Now I want a taco.” (Natalie Davis, Grateful Dread Radio Nashville)
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“I love the way Michael crafts his lyrics and speaks about everyday stuff that you wouldn’t think to make into a song.” (Michael Sexton, CD Baby customer)
Santa Cruz Sentinel Review: Watsonville Writer Moves Along at “Dogspeed”
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Spotted Mule and Other Tales” (2006): Bluegrass, folk, and Telecaster-driven country arrangements drive these stories about big cars, bad drivers, a final appearance from Johnny and June, unrequited love at a music festival, and (of course) mules.
“A brilliant debut CD from Michael Gaither. A fine blend of folk, bluegrass, alternative country and Americana in its purest sense.” (Jeff Scammon, Wild West Radio)
CD Review: Mule Music
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