Michael Bleck has spent many years honing his songwriting skills at the Holiday Music Motel with the help of all the collaborating songwriters and engineers he met there through his friend pAt mAcdonald.
When not playing solo, Michael Bleck plays under the band name Dead Horse. He is a Door County native with roots in Madison and throughout the Midwest, who has played in various incarnations of bands since 1988. He has used the Dead Horse moniker since 1997. In the spirit of improvisation, Dead Horse is a band du jour. Yet, he always uses only the most kind and competent ingredients available. The songs are original works, collaborations, and covers that called him to them for one reason or another. Throughout the years, Dead Horse has played as an acoustic duo all the way up to a full nine-piece production with many world class and legendary musicians backing him up.