In a time when most people just talk about their feeling, Jon Michaels is a breath of fresh air, a rare singer/songwriter who willingly opens his heart and bares his soul. In his strong, smooth baritone, Jon croons with masterful vocal inflections of truth and beauty, tales of forgiveness, love lost and love found, taking his listeners on an emotional journey in the way that is uniquely Jon Michaels.
One musical critic has called Jon Michaels "the Jim Croce of the 21st century. With his trusty, well-tuned six-string guitar, he not only gives freely of himself -- he IS his music." His refreshing story-telling lyrics
show a depth of thought that reflects a higher understanding of the human condition, while his beautiful vocals will make you laugh and cry. You'll wonder how this man knows that you feel exactly that emotion, have had that experience, have loved in that way. It's this 'everyman' quality that allows Jon to stand head and shoulders above his peers in the business.
Having toured with the New Christie Minstrels (who spawned such musicians as John Denver, Kim Carnes and Kenny Rogers), Jon writes songs and music that "Chicken Soup for the Soul" co-author Jack Canfield proclaims as "chicken soup for my soul...that spreads light, joy, and fun." Nationally renowned musician Andrew Gold describes Jon Michaels as "one of the great singer-songwriters in recent memory."
Jon's debut album entitled "Stones" has elicited critical acclaim is described as "one of the most poignant and beautiful CDs heard in a long time. Those enraptured by Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Jim Croce and the like, will surely eat this up." 'Stones' showcases Jon as the 'triple threat' that he is...superb voice, expert guitar playing and exquisite lyrics and melodies. Jon's second CD, 'I Am Who I Am' is scheduled for release in June, 2004. Mature, emotional and richly arranged, Jon's newest work reveals an evolution of his soul, which he openly shares, taking the listener on yet another journey of the human heart...in the way that only Jon Michaels can.
Well-known country artists like Tracy Lawrence and Ty Herndon have recorded a number of Jon’s songs. Listen for Jon's song, 'Stones' on Tracy Lawrence's new CD, 'Strong, which critics have described as the 'meat and potatoes' of the CD, recently gone 'gold.'
Jon's latest achievements (and the list is long) include writing and performing the theme song for 'Christina Cooks,' the Emmy Award-winning national public television cooking series, as well as performing an original song in each of the 26 episodes of Christina's seventh season on the air. The shows will begin airing, nationwide, in September 2004.
Jon Michaels possesses all the qualities that make an artist great. His charm and talent combine to create the consummate performer. Years of stage experience, lyrical melodies, exquisite use of lyrics make Jon Michaels a singer/songwriter whose style will appeal to masses of listening audiences.