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Michael Braunfeld

Michael Braunfeld

Singer Songwriter / Americana Philadelphia, PA  US
This Town
This Town
Washed Away
Washed Away
Linden Street
Linden Street
Ocean City
Ocean City
Over There
Over There


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Label: Blind Justice Music

Bio: Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. From the child growing up without a parent lost in the war in “Over There” to the down-on-his luck ski bum in “The Local,” his characters – though trapped in the pa...See Full Bio

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“Listening to Michael Braunfeld, one is reminded somewhat of Bruce Springsteen: The same full-throated gutsy vocals, the same feel for the blue-collar common man, the same vivid depiction of characters and their stories in few words. He is a singer-songwriter worth watching.”

— The Folk Project and The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

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Q: why the loss? No redemption songs?

A: Thanks for the question! Honestly, much of the new collection has been inspired by personal loss. Writing is how I make sense of it all. In the end, I am a storyteller. I'm a realist. I strive to write songs about ordinary, everyday people in everyday and sometimes, extraordinary circumstances. For me, the interesting aspects of these stories are how the characters respond to conflict and adversity. It's the marrow of it all ... the drama. All that being said, I don't agree that there is no redemption to be found here. I think that, overall, my characters are in the midst of fighting or overcoming their struggle. The protagonist in "This Town" knows his dreams and opportunities lay elsewhere ... and he's going after them. There is a similar theme in "Washed Away" - some stay and fight, some retreat to fight another day. The child in "Over There" has grieved and accepted the loss of a parent. We leave him knowing that it will never be the same ... but it will be OK. Even my most tragic characters have gotten back up after being knocked down. It may not be sunshine and rainbows but life seldom is. It's not always light fare but I hope that people can relate to and connect with the honesty. I'm just trying to get to the marrow of it all. And I do have more lighthearted and positive material as well ... even a few love songs! Thanks again for your interest! MB

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