Legend in His Own Mind
'The first guitar I played was a fairly cheap Yamaha that my mom gave me and it was a good thing that it was cheap because it died from a broken neck'. John Michaels has been writing poetry and playing music from the age of 12, not so long after doctors quit starring in cigarette commercials. His beloved mom (a singer, with Appalachian genetics) bought him an acoustic guitar, and taught him a couple of basic chords. By tenth grade he was playing in a neighborhood band called 'Mystery' - With the good fortune to hit the road with "Mystery", under rather mysterious circumstances when his other cronies were off studying at Universities, John shirked his deeply passionate and all-consuming goal of becoming an Entomologist (the beloved study of bugs, man! ) whose future with 'said bugs' was certain til he discovered girls and their inevitable question "So what do you do?", well, he couldn't picture a future of looking into their eyes and saying, "Hi beautiful, I'm an insect technician, would you like to see some bugs and what I do with them"??? . His Taylor 810 has been his best friend for the past eight years. Engaging and lulling audiences with his verbose wit, and a repertoire of over 40 songs he comments, "/*Going to hypnosis was the key. No matter what my state of mind, if I strap on my guitar, and one person enters the room it triggers a blackout, and a highly entertaining personality takes over!" John's live shows are invigorating and entertaining, with plenty of storytelling and audience interaction. Brian McMahon, John's songwriting pal serving up a tasty dish of solid chemistry, matches his persona in spectacular fashion, with lyrics in songs like "Crazy Town", On his current status in the music business------ 'All Over the World Nobody Knows Who I Am! I can go anywhere I want in the world and no one bothers me about autographs or taking pictures with me. In fact, the majority of them don't even bother saying hello. It took a while to adjust to the lack of pressure that comes from not being recognized by anyone or having my music heard anywhere, but I've never let that change me and I never will. I'm never going to let down all those people everywhere who don't know who I am. Without their total lack of support and complete lack of recognition I could never be what I am - A Legend in My Own Mind. So my humble thanks to everyone! I love ya, you're all beautiful'