Michael Wolf Ingmire was recognized as the Singer-Guitarist of the Charlotte Based New Orleans Funk/Blues Band, Michael Wolf and the Voodoo Brothers, Winners of the 2011 Charlotte Music Award for Best Blues Band. Throughout his 44 plus years as a performer Michael has shared stages with musical legends such as Mac Arnold, Bob Margolin, Johnny Copeland, Kenny Neal, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks, Allen Ginsberg, Willie “Big Eye” Smith, Tinsley Ellis, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, among many others. Along with the the New Orleans influenced Gumbo Motion, Michael also plays guitar and sings with The D.B.A. Blues Band. Michael is a prolific writer and released his first CD of all original music “Tension & Temptation” in September 2000. His second CD "Rhythm Oil" was released in 2005. Wolf’s music is played on various venues throughout the world and is available on REVERBNATION and Reverb's sister sites.
After Michael Wolf and the Voodoo Brothers disbanded at the end of 2011, Michael's focus has been returning to his Blues roots with Michael Wolf & D.B.A. "The Blues is an acceptance of one's life," says Michael.
In 2012 Michael Wolf and Donn Livingston aka Professor Greyhair teamed up to form Gumbo Motion. Donn Livingston began playing professionally in 1966 at the age of 14, and worked his way through high school and college playing in various jazz, R&B and Rock & Roll bands. He had the distinct honor and privilege of playing as a sideman for numerous regional and national artists including, but not limited to, Percy Sledge, Sam the Sham, The Clovers, Bill Pinckney & The Drifters, Buck Ram & The Platters, The Showmen, Mary Wells & The Dixie Cups, Butch White, J.D. Cash, Linda Perez, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker & The Lost Gonzo Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard & the Cowboy Twinkies and The Flying Burrito Brothers.
“Playing with Donn Livingston (Professor Greyhair) is a dream come true. I have been wanting to sing the classics of New Orleans R&B for many years now. To really perform material by such artists as Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John you have to have the right piano player. Professor Greyhair is the right piano player and more. He is a blessing to this music and an inspiration to me.” ~Michael Wolf Ingmire
Michael now has the best of three worlds a duo version of Gumbo Motion, a four piece full band version under the same name and a three piece power trio with D.B.A. Generally, that keeps him out of trouble. In 2013 Michael is working on a extended piece of music called "Blues for Benghazi," which is dedicated to his nephew Sean Smith who was killed in the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012. "Blues for Benghazi," will be a series of songs connected by instrumental passages. This is Michaels' second experience with writing an extended piece of music.