Michael is an Emmy nominated ASCAP singer/songwriter with original songs heard around the world on country, blues and Americana radio. Ben Fong-Torres, of Rolling Stone described MJ as "a walking, talking, singing, picking, shredding embodiment of Americana music". Michael's latest solo album DRIVE is a vibrant collection of original blues, modern country, classic rock and Americana songs with the title track airing on 550 country radio stations in 26 countries. The song Drive is also available for play in the RockBand gaming space. Fans can also enjoy a music video on You Tube directed by Tommy Merry to support the DRIVE album filmed around Half Moon Bay, CA near Michael's home.
In 2013 Michael was honored by the Recording Academy and elevated to a voting member for the Grammy Awards for his body of work. Michael enjoys learning new songs, movies, cycling, golf, finance and Perfect Manhattans.