J. Micheal Laferty

Micheal calls South Padre Island Texas home, and spends his time happily wandering between the Rio Grande, New Orleans, and the Florida Keys. His music, a tongue in cheek reflection of his island lifestyle and tropical surroundings, which provides him with a repertoire of material that weaves seamlessly in and out of all facets of human emotion, is characteristically delivered with a sly smile and a blazingly wicked wit that immediately engages the audience; it is easy to see why fans, and media alike, compare Micheal with such notables as Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Jimmy Buffett.With five releases under his belt on the Umpqua Records label, the most recent being his hugely successful 2012 release Hot Sun, Cool Water, Sandy Boots, Micheal is growing his fan base one song at a time.Backed by a seasoned and road experienced group of veteran musicians (Jerry Crow – Denim; Doug Hudson – Hudson and Franke, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle Lovett; Merel Bregante – The Sunshine Company, Logginis & Messina, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Hillman )who know how to deliver to a crowd and bring them to their feet; Micheal’s live shows are always exciting and lively. He runs his audience through every gamut of emotion, and leaves them jubilantly exhausted, and smiling from ear to ear; standing ovations and multiple encores are the norm.His full schedule of daily appearances during the summer season on the resort destination of South Padre Island, frequent Festival appearances, respectable national radio airplay on terrestrial mainstream stations, and heavy rotation on virtually every internet/satellite market which caters to the TropRock listeners, have combined to firmly defined Micheal as a benchmark Artist in the Americana/TropRock/Texas Music market.www.jmlaferty.comInstrumentationJerry Crow – Vocals, Lead GuitarTim Wright – keyboards, PianoChris Woods – Vocals, Bass GuitarDoug Hudson – Banjo, Vocals, mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, acoustic lead guitarMerel Bregante – Vocals, Drums, PercussionDiscography”Gulf Steam Breezes” (Umpqua 1998)”Vagabond Moon” (Umpqua 1999)”Smoke, Mirrors & Snake Oil” (Umpqua 2004)”Parrotheads in Cowboy Boots” (Umpqua 2009)”Hot Sun, Cool Water, Sandy Boots” (Umpqua 2012)Official Websitehttp://www.jmlaferty.comLinksFacebookTwitter

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