Singer/songwriter Michael K hails from Pennsylvania, but it's the Chesapeake Bay area where he now resides, and what most informs his work. The brick roadways of Annapolis, the city streets of Baltimore, and the waters of the Bay itself imbue his songs with a sense of warmth without sacrificing verve.
Michael K. is at the forefront of a burgeoning Annapolis music scene where an eclectic mix of the Delta blues, rockabilly, alternative and art rock serves as an interesting backdrop to Michael K.'s earnest, unambiguous approach. His music, Michael K. says, "draws on my personal experiences as well as idealistic fantasies of that 'perfect love.'"
Produced and arranged by guitar virtuoso Todd Kreuzburg, his debut record, "Heart Shaped Songs" is bound together by simple, straightforward melodies, modern instrumentation, and top-notch production. On the album, Michael K channels all the bands he grew up (Crowded House, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Matthew Sweet) as well as his like-minded peers (Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Adam Duritz). He takes everything they love about rock, and everything they know about pop, and plays it his way. Not afraid to fall in love, to show his bruises, to make people dance, or most importantly to lend his own unique voice, Michael K has made a made a bittersweet record that still has the ability to flat-out rock.
The word is getting out. His song "Waterview Avenue" has topped Internet Radio stations. Several "Heart Shaped" tracks have been licensed for Network TV. And his live performances are winning him fans throughout the area. You can catch Michael K. wrapping his intelligent lyrics around infectious melodies anywhere in Maryland where an audience appreciates power pop of the first order.