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 blazing 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.
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.