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Michael Garfield / Bio

Between the personal warmth of songwriting tradition and the whirling ecstatics of festival culture, Michael Garfield is making music for which new words must be invented – vocally athletic percussive future-folk and improvised instrumental electronica, a marriage of charismatic stage presence and dazzling avant-garde technique that combines polyphonic fretboard tapping with a fifty-pound pedalboard of filters, delays, and multi-channel loopers.

Singing and playing while twisting knobs and DJ'ing live samples with his toes, Michael's performances are an embodiment of his training as an evolutionary biologist and cyberdelic poet-philosopher – liberating the organic into the digital, and the idioms of Americana into a new species of transcendental trance.

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"Welcome to the future...Michael is a pioneer exploring the edge realms where the electric and old world meet."
- LostInSound

"It takes creativity to make the next step in a newer, more shocking direction, but it takes a visionary to go beyond the breaking point and meet music on the other end of the spectrum. That’s what Michael Garfield does."
- TheUntz

"Intoxicating, rejuvenating, and unapologetically spiritual work...entertaining songs that completely upend the stereotypes of intelligent music...instantly memorable and utterly magnetic tunes whose authenticity and sweetness is boundary breaking."
- Reality Sandwich

General Info

Band Members
Michael Garfield - Multi-Instrumentalist
Artist Name
Michael Garfield
Home Page
Active Since
Experimental / Acoustic Guitar / Live Electronic

Contact Info

Austin, TX