Michael McNevin


About Michael McNevin: A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michael McNevin started his career with a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. He has a seasoned voice, accomplished guitar work, and a vivid brand of storytelling. A respected artist on the songwriter scene, he`s logged 20 years of concerts across the U.S. He`s been a main stager the Strawberry, Kerrville, High Sierra, and Philadelphia music festivals and he`s been billed in clubs and halls with the likes of Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Utah Phillips, Iris Dement, Greg Brown, Laura Nyro, Rosanne Cash, and 100s of others on the songwriter circuit. Winner of the prestigious Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, 6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year" (`91, `92, `97, `98, `05, `09), and a Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 “DIY Artist Of The Year". Michael`s next CD is tentatively titled "Kickin` Tires". Tracks include `Broom` & `Scarecrow` (both winners of the West Coast Songwriters `Song Of The Year` award), `Phoenixville`, `Pioneer Shindig, & `60 Years Of Sand`. Two other tracks - `This Town Is Gonna Change` & `I Shot Broncho Billy` - are also heard in the indie film "Weekend King", which uses five of his songs in the soundtrack, and casts him in a cameo role as a broke and lovesick bartender. Michael is also an Etch A Sketch artist of some renown (not kidding) - delighting and dumbfounding audiences with his song illustrations on the little red toy. His art and music have been featured on CBS "Evening Magazine", ABC, NBC, numerous other news and entertainment outlets. For the past eight years, Michael has also owned and operated the Mudpuddle Shop in Niles, CA (historic district of Fremont CA, in the SF east bay). He hosts concerts and jams, songwriter workshops, and other gatherings in this 1920s converted barbershop. Some of his original Etch A Sketch drawings hang proudly on the shop walls waiting for an earthquake. Find Michael`s tour dates and CDs at www.michaelmcnevin.com "Friend" Michael on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic. The Mudpuddle Shop is located at 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536 Contact Michael by phone via the Mudpuddle Shop Concert Line: (510) 794-9935