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The Great American Dream

Rocky Michaels

10 original songs from the debut album.

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Music for my Soul

Rocky Michaels

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Follow up album to the debut release, 'The Great American Dream'.

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ABOUT

Rocky Michaels is a California born acoustic singer-songwriter. He began playing piano at age 5 and crafted his skills into songwriting throughout high school.  His debut album, ‘The Great American Dream’ was released in August of 2020. 

In May of 2021, Rocky was named as a finalist for "U.S. Male Rising Start of the Year" by the International Singer Songwriter's Association (https://issasongwriters.com/).

In December of 2020, Rocky was voted "Male Artist of the Year" by CFAB Music Realm Promotions.(https://www.facebook.com/groups/cfabmusicrealm/permalink/511042436493927/)

Of the 10 singles that were released on the album, 6 of them have already received some high accolades along the way: 

Book of Memories’ was a finalist for the World Songwriting Awards’ Best Modern Country Song, Fall 2019. 

The Great American Dream’ was 1 of 16 selected for the Acoustic Rainbow Roots Music compilation, Volume 50. 

Somewhere’ was a finalist for the Songwriter Universe’ Best Song of the Month, July 2020. 

One Step Back’ was a finalist for the World Songwriting Awards’ Best Modern Country Song, Spring, 2020. 

Our Time is Now’ came in at #4 out of nearly 1,000 for the 2020 Summer Charts Countdown on The Grey Eagle Radio station. 

Eagle’ won 1st place in the Online Music Singer/Songwriter Contest, Season 1, Brower Entertainment. 

Rocky Michaels for me is that guy who stands out as one of my favorite music discoveries of 2020!!” (Jon Sexauer, Owner and CEO at The Grey Eagle Radio Show.) 

Over the years, Rocky has been able to tap into his life experiences to offer honest lyrics in storytelling that audiences have found to be both engaging and relatable.

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Outdoors Again!

After 13 months of pandemic living, it felt sooo great to finally be able to play outdoors! COVID safety protocols still remained in place, but it's the start of the thawing out process.  Furthermore, I felt very fortunate to have…

Post-election infection

It’s post-election week in America as I write this blog. Sadly, we’re witnessing a period of tremendous divisiveness and corrosiveness in our society right now.  

We live in the “United” States of America, a name formally declared by Congress back…

Debut Album

It's finally here! While it seemed like forever, it was only a year ago that I began recording my songs for ultimate release into this debut album. Three of my ten songs on the album were from previous years that…

'SOMEWHERE' Song Review

I'm so honored to have received the following review for my song, 'Somewhere':

Rocky Michaels - 'Somewhere' 

Review by Brandon Watts & Staff 

Rocky taps into his life experiences to offer honest lyrics and authentic storytelling for a music experience…

Lemonade out of Lemons

The current pandemic has disrupted us all and impacted our lives in countless ways. The loss of loved ones and permanent emotional and physical scars to those left behind seem absolutely unimaginable. The word 'heartbreaking' doesn't really seem to give…

The Power of Hope

Times are often faced with various challenges, but at this moment in time it seems like the challenges are even more pronounced.  The irony of an event such as a global pandemic is that the very thing that requires us…

Gratitude

As we close out the year - and decade, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on all the positives!  Sorry negatives, I know you're around but you've just got to take a backseat here!

First and foremost, I'm…

FIRST SONG JUST RELEASED!

I'm excited to have just released the first of several songs today on Spotify and other streaming services! While my primary love is writing and playing songs, so much is to be learned on the business & marketing side.

The…

Recording Session

Yesterday, I had an awesome session with Jacob Light at ModernTone Studios! It was such an amazing experience to see my babies (aka my original songs) come to life and grow up. For so long, I've been playing them acoustically…

International Singer-Songwriter's Association

As I prepare to record some of my favorite song tracks over the next few weeks, I'm excited to network with some great organizations. Today, I'm happy to be a new member of the International Singer-Songwriter's Association and look forward…

PERFORMANCES

Thursday Threes - Livestream

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Home - Livestream

3 songs. Sometimes guitar, sometimes piano, sometimes covers, sometimes originals. Drop by and say hi in the chat!

JaM Cellars Music with Rocky Michaels

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JaM Cellars, 1460 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559

The JaM Cellars wine and music studio rocks downtown Napa with our eclectic, comfortable space and music-driven wine vibe. A state-of-the-art sound system and classic vinyl collection make it easy to chill out with friends over a glass, flight, or bottle of easy-to-love wines Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet, Toast Sparkling, and Sugar Sweet White!

Settle in at our bar counter, leather couches, or booths alongside vintage Rolling Stone magazine art and musical furnishings. Let our team of JaMbassadors pour you the full lineup of luscious JaM bottlings, or the special selection of music-themed wines by Smith Devereux and other friends. With weekly live-music JaMSessions, movie and music tribute nights, and a complimentary "toast with Toast" at 5:15pm—everyday is a good day to JaM with us!

Whoa! The NY Times said Napa is ranked as one of the top places to visit and The JaM Cellars Studio is one of their favs!

San Francisco Free Folk Festival - Online

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San Francisco Free Folk Festival - Online

SAVE THE DATE! SFFMC's 45th annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival will be online on Saturday, June 12, 2021. More information to follow!

Free Event.

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