Michael Mcnevin Bio

Michael McNevin's songs read like short stories, full of heart, humor, and a keen eye for detail. Accomplished guitar work and seasoned vocals underscore the characters and places he comes across in his travels - conversations, odd jobs, narrow escapes, teenage years to old man years. A scarecrow in love, a busking clown on a Michigan lake, a trailer mechanic in Barstow, all topics that populate his story songs. 

Michael grew up in the train town of Niles, CA, where Charlie Chaplin filmed The Tramp, and where the first set of railroad tracks entered the SB Bay Area in 1869. It’s like Mayberry with a head shop. Some of Michael’s songs draw from town quirks and adventures. 

Michael has shared stages with the likes of Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Donovan, Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Robert Earl Keen, Iris Dement, Rosanne Cash, Greg Brown, and many others. He’s been a main-stager at numerous festivals to include Kerrville, Strawberry and High Sierra. 

Michael is an Etch A Sketch artist of some renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences. No kidding, he illustrates his songs on the little red toy. His Etch A Sketch drawings hang proudly on the shop walls of the Mudpudde, waiting for an earthquake.

Michael's Festival Main Stage Appearances Include:

High Sierra Music Festival - CA.

Kerrville Folk Fest - TX

Strawberry Music fest - CA.

Philadelphia Folk Fest - PA.

South Florida Folk Festival - FL.

Redwood Ramble - CA.

American River Music Festival - CA

Great River Folk Festival - WI.

Tucson Folk Fest - AZ

WildFlower Fest - TX

Rocky Mountain Folks Fest - CO (Troubadour Competition)

Telluride Music Fest - CO (Troubadour Competition)

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival- NY

Michael’s venue Appearances Include:

Great American Music Hall - CA

Freight and Salvage - CA

Fiddle and Bow - NC,

Kuumbwa Jazz Center - CA

Eddie's Attic - GA

Cedarburg Cultural Center - WI

The Bluebird Cafe - TN,

Uncle Calvin's - TX

Wente Winery - CA

Passim - MA

Caffe Lena - NY

Godfrey Daniel's - PA

CB's Gallery - NY

Front Porch - IN

Genghis Cohen - IN

The Troubadour - CA

The Palms Playhouse - CA

The Birchmere - DC

The Sweetwater - CA

Michael’s Live TV and Radio Appearances Include:

"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

KUT-Austin

WPLN-Nashville

WHYY-Philadelphia

KUNI-Cedar Falls, IA

KERA-Dallas

KPFA-Berkeley

KDHX-St.Louis

KLCC-Eugene

KUOP-Stockton