About Michael

Highway 17 video thumbMichael Gaither was raised on the central California coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both the nostalgia of small-town life and the foibles of modern technology. Always with plenty of humor in the mix.

He turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. (He sold jokes to Jay Leno. A long time ago. Back when Jay Leno was still funny.)

Starlite video thumbMichael has released four CDs of original material, all of which have received both local (KPIG, KZSC KKUP) and international airplay. Offstage, Michael produces/hosts the “Songs and Stories” podcast, which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other independent songwriters.

Michael plays both solo or with a band and is available for wineries, private events, house concerts, and festivals. Want to book Michael? Have an available date? Send Michael an email or call (831) 288-2226.