Michael "Leroy" Bram is currently the drummer for Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter JASON MRAZ. Michael Bram has just released a uniquely diverse solo album of classic and original Blues, Country, and American Roots Music titled 'SUITCASE IN THE HALL' on the VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP. Bram sings, plays drums, guitar and harmonica, and reveals himself to be a fine songwriter with an ear for the classics.
Bram has recently recorded or performed with WILLIE NELSON, JOSS STONE, JOHN POPPER, G.LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE, JAMES MORRISON, ZAC BROWN and COLBIE CALLAIT. Michael Bram also served as Jason Mraz' Musical Director from 2008-20010. He has toured the world several times, made numerous national television appearances, and performed at countless festivals. Michael is a regular on the national blues and roots scene and has performed and recorded with blues greats BOB MARGOLIN, MARK HUMMEL, STEVE GUYGER, WATERMELON SLIM, DEBBIE DAVIES, and JOHNNY NICHOLAS.
He has also toured and recorded with 2007 Blues Music Award nominee, DAVE GROSS, and 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee, GINA SICILIA; w/ blues harp aces DENNIS GRUENLING, and CHRIS O'LEARY, w/ slide masters CINDY CASHDOLLAR and GEOFF HARTWELL and also with cajun music great STEVE RILEY.
Michael is also an accomplished harmonica player, singer, and guitarist and performs regularly with his blues band, "Michael Bram and the Alternators". He has recorded 3 of his own album which have been played on blues radio programs worldwide.
With his new album, "Suitcase in The Hall", Michael has joined forces with Dave Gross to create a production team with an original sound, and an album of classic and original Blues, Country and American Roots Music released on VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP and is available at fine music stores worldwide on NOW!
Here's what some of Michael's heroes are saying:
“Original arrangements and songwriting, a fresh take on raw Blues and classic Country, fine singing and playing, irony, honesty, clever production, warm clarity and open-hearted humanity -- and like a good story, I couldn’t guess what he’d do next.” — Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters)
"Groove comes from the heart,whether it's harp,drums,singing or just sitting around telling tales. Check Michael Bram out... You'll feel what I mean" -- Jimmy Vivino (Conan O'brien, Levon Helm)