A winner of two BILLBOARD Music Awards, and a Semi-Finalist International Blues Challenge (IBC) Winner, MOTU has a Global Growing Fan Base that can also be demonstrated from his over SIX MILLION video views on YouTube, and his over 300,000 SELF PRODUCED CD sales! MOTU's Indie Releases have received RAVE reviews and some have even spent over 4 months on CDBaby Editor’s Recommended Blues Picks List!! MOTU's 2011 CD/DVD 2 Disc Set Release "TIME RUNS FASTER" contains an ALL-STAR Band of well-known musicians and Original Material that has also received RAVE Reviews. MOTU's 2012 CD Release "BARRIER BEACH BLUES" is a very unique LIVE show recorded at the 2011 Barrier Beach Blues Festival. The album was the 2012 selection by the LIBS for the Best Self-Produced CD Competition held by the Blues Foundation and awarded during the IBC in Memphis! MOTU's 2013 Release "MILES AWAY" has been called "One of the most important albums of this decade!!" MOTU's 2014 release "GET UP AND DANCE" is a concert CD/Blu-Ray Disc 2-Disc Set priced as a single CD! Listen to MOTU's latest CDs and learn why the Long Island Blues Society calls him, "Interpretive, Talented, and Visionary!" MOTU is an INDIE force to be reckoned with!
Read what the experts are saying about MOTU:
“The constant toothy presence of MOTU’s electric guitar is a tightrope walk across a pit of hungry gators in the tradition of blues greats like John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy! ”
-The Deli Magazine; Music Recipes from the Big Apple
“Such passionate, and impressive, music says volumes about the talent possessed by MOTU.”
“Dr Richard (motu) is a fabulous slide guitarist...the best part of an Oreo cookie...even without milk.”
"The new one from MOTU is chock full of rockin' good blues. Pop it in the CD player and crank it up! "
- Jerry Schaefer, host of Graveyard Blues on Long Island, NY's ONLY Classic Rock Station 103.9 WRCN FM.
“This is a feel good and have a drink type of music. Thank you MOTU!”
“This is the real deal: unfiltered, honest music that could easily resonate with anyone who’s experienced a rough road. MOTU’s tough, yet vulnerably aching sound is the stuff great American tales are made of.”
“It’s the magnitude of Michelson’s grasp of Blues music...whether he is playing his smooth slide guitar or honkin’ on his harp.”
–Dig This Real Magazine
“Interpretive, talented and visionary are all words that can be applied to the stringed fluency of Motu.... The Blues Lives!”
– The Long Island Blues Society
“Dr. Richard Michelson, a formidable blues guitarist and very raw singer... we are talking some serious blues.” – Jazz.COM
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