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Michael McNevin: Bio

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michael McNevin started his career with a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Now a veteran of the folk scene, Michael has logged close to 20 years worth of concerts across the U.S., and he's been a main stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including the Strawberry, Kerrville, High Sierra, and Philadelphia music festivals. He's been billed in clubs and halls with the likes of Johnny Cash, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Utah Phillips, and 100s of others on the songwriter circuit. He has a seasoned voice, accomplished steel string guitar work, and a vivid brand of storytelling. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, a 6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year" ('91, '92, '97, '98, '05, '09), and was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 “DIY Artist Of The Year". With 5 releases under his belt, and a few hard to find cassettes, his next CD is tentatively titled "Kickin’ Tires". Tracks include 'Broom' & 'Scarecrow' (both winners of the WCS 'Song Of The Year' award), 'Phoenixville', 'Pioneer Shindig, & '60 Years Of Sand'. Two of the tracks - 'This Town Is Gonna Change' & 'I Shot Broncho Billy' - are also heard in the indie film “Weekend King”, an indie film that features five of his songs in the soundtrack, and casts him in a cameo role as a broke and lovesick bartender. In addition, Michael is an Etch A Sketch artist of some renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences with his song illustrations on the little red toy. Michael has been a guest on CBS "Evening Magazine", numerous news and entertainment segments on NBC, ABC, and dozens of cable music shows. He also owns and operates the Mudpuddle Shop, in downtown Niles, CA. He's hosted 70+ concerts there, and well over 200 jams in the 6 years he's operated it. It also serves as the Golden Spike Headquarters - a volunteer crew that Michael facilitates for the town, to help the local steam trains gather passengers for rides through the Niles Canyon. His original Etch A Sketch art creations are also a shop attraction -- 20 of them hang on the wall, waiting for an earthquake.

Michael's Past Openers, Co-Bills, Radio, TV, Festivals, Clubs, Etc.

Some Of Michael's Past Concert CoBills and Openers (at halls and clubs):::
Johnny Cash & the Carter Family, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Utah Phillips, Richie Havens, Rosanne Cash, Cheryl Wheeler, Greg Brown, Christine Lavin, Louden Wainwright, Chris Smither, Iris Dement, Bill Miller, Trout Fishing in America, Patty Larkin, John Gorka, Jonathan Edwards, Kelly Willis, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Tish Hinojosa, Kevin Welch, Robert Earl Keen, Jr, Peter Rowan, Bob Franke, Christine Albert, Eddie From Ohio, Adrian Belew, Kenny Rankin, Inkuyo, Martin Sexton, Box Set, Johnsmith, Tim and Mollie O Brien, Bill Morrissey, The Good Ole Persons, Laura Nyro, Tom Prasada-Rao, L.J. Booth, Cosy Sheridan, T.R. Ritchie, Ellis Paul, Rachel Garlin, Marleys Ghost, The Neilds, Lou and Peter Berryman, Chuck Pyle, Greg Greenway, Caroline Aiken, Hugh Blumenfeld, Rod McDonald, Greg Cagno, Linda Sharar, Michael Jerling, Lucy Kaplansky, Tanya Savory, Brooks Williams, Buddy Mondlock, Erica Wheeler, Caren Armstrong, Merle Sanders & his Rainforest Band, Pat Travers, Don Conoscenti, Dar Williams, and many more!



Some of Michael's Festival Main Stage Appearances:::

High Sierra Music Festival - Bear Valley & Quincy, CA Kerrville Folk Fest - TX, Strawberry Music fest - CA, Philadelphia Folk Fest - PA, South Florida Folk Festival - FL, American River Music Festival, Coloma, CA Great River Folk Festival - WI, Napa Valley Folk Fest - CA, KVMR's Acoustic Music Fest - CA, Tucson Folk Fest - AZ, Wild Flower Fest - TX, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest - CO (Troubadour Competition), Telluride Music Fest - CO (Troubadour Competition), Falcon Ridge - NY (showcase),



Some Of The Halls And Clubs Where Michael Has Appeared:::

Great American Music hall - CA, Freight and Salvage - CA, Jefferson Freedom Cafe - TX, Folk City - NY, The Main Street Cafe - FL, Fiddle and Bow - NC, Kuumbwa Jazz Center - CA, Eddie's Attic - GA, Cedarburg Cultural Center - WI, The Bluebird Cafe - TN, Uncle Calvin's - TX, Caravan of Dreams - TX, Wente Winery - CA, Passim - MA, Folkal Point - MD, Ithaca Music hall - NY, The Listening Room - NE, LVD's - IN, Catalyst - CA, Iron Horse - MA, Cafe Lena - NY, The Folkway - NH, Godfrey Daniel's - PA, CB's Gallery - NY, Old Vienna - MA, Musician's Coffee House - CA, Front Porch - IN, Genghis Cohen - IN, The Troubadour - CA, The Palms Playhouse - CA, KVMR's Night Live at the Foundry - CA, Brewery Arts Center - NV, WVBR Commons Coffee House at Cornell - NY, The Birchmere - DC, The Sweetwater - CA, Strings - CA, Morgan's - CA, Kirkland Arts Center - NY, Burlington Coffee House - VT, Kokopelli Coffeehouse - UT, Fast Folk Cafe - NY, Cactus Cafe - TX, Off Broadway - MO, Kendall Cafe - MA, Happy Endings - NY, Tin Angel - PA, Two Way Street Coffee House - IL, Cafe Carpe - WI,



Some Of The Live TV and Radio Where Michael Has Been Featured:::

CBS "Evening Magazine" - SF, CA, Fox News "Really Crilly" - Dallas, TX, NBC arts news - Monterey, CA, NBC arts news - San Antonio, TX, " River City Folk" with Tom May (syndicated) - Omaha, NE, " West Coast Live" with Sedge Thomson (Syndicated) - SF, CA, " Nite LIVE!" at the Miner's Foundry, KVMR - Nevada City, CA, " Bound For Glory" on WVBR with Phil Shapiro - Ithaca, NY, WVPE Live in Concert - Elkhart, IN, MPR-Maine Public Radio w/ Micah Engber (syndicated) - Portland, ME, KPFK w/ Howard and Roz Larman - L.A., CA, KUSP Live at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA, WERS Live at Passim - Cambridge, MA, WUMB - Boston, KUT-Austin, WPLN-Nashville, WHYY-Philadelphia, WADN-Walden, KUNI-Cedar Falls, IA. KERA-Dallas, KPFA-Berkeley, KDHX-St.Louis, KLCC-Eugene, KUOP-Stockton, ...and many more