My Northern Voices
With his powerful voice and mournful guitar licks, Michael Beauchamp spins beautifully melodic yarns about lost love, discovery, and the playful allure of live music. Beauchamp (pronounced bow as in bow-and-arrow, and shamp as in shampoo without the -oo) is a native of Kalamazoo. He first cut his folk teeth writing, playing, and recording in The Dumb and Ugly Club and The Ambitious Brothers while attending the University of Michigan. Beauchamp writes songs that hearken back to old-time, bluegrass, and the '60's folk revival. He is part of the vibrant and growing Michigan music scene as a member of the Earthwork Music Collective - many of whose members (including the band Breathe Owl Breathe) helped him produce his debut solo album, My Northern Voices, released in 2008. Beauchamp is currently playing all over the Midwest and getting set to record the follow up to 'Voices.