Michael Addison: luminous to laid back. A great talent joins us Friday.

michael_guitar_and_mic300.jpgI have been listening to Michael Addison all week and have yet to tire of him. He fearlessly explores all aspects of human emotion and how it responds to music and the melodic human voice and to the lyrics of a song.  His  acoustic guitar carries  the ebb and flow of vocals that sometimes whisper and sometimes soar, but always make a connection.  He is hard to classify – hard rock?  Definitely.  Romantic balladeer? Sometimes.  Wandering poet? Yes, quite often.  The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.  In a period when every rising songwriter/singer is trying to establish his or her own genre and persona, Michael has done it, and well.

Addison was raised by a musical family around the outskirts of Philadelphia.  With his father playing guitar, mother on piano and brother on drums, Addison was surrounded by music – he didn’t really have a chance. So he wrote and played and started building a career.  That career took off, as it does for so many, when he moved to Los Angeles. He snagged gigs  in clubs like the Whisky A Go Go, Key Club,  and The Viper Room and showcase venues like The Hotel Cafe.  

Besides being known for his musical skills, Michael Addison’s music videos are always among the best in the indie world.  Having won over 10 music video awards including The Aurora Gold Prize and 5 Telly's, you can be sure that his next batch of videos will make waves in the entertainment world.  Addison has four albums under his belt, including the critically acclaimed rock album “Blinding Shadows” that was released in late 2012 and is set to release his fifth EP, “Resisting Fate”  in two  weeks, which we are play cuts from and talk about.

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