Michael LaMacchia & Steve Gibson Birthday Bash feat LaMacchia, Gibson, Andy Dillard, Haley Mears, Jason Carr & special guest John Merkl

Michael LaMacchia

About Michael LaMacchia, Guitarist and prolific composer there is always a buzz in his music with a feeling of freshness and passion. Bridging musical worlds together he creates a sound that is personal and unique. He draws from his experiences of Jazz, Brazilian, African, Latin, Classical and Pop. Michael Has 12 Cd’s out, 11 of which are primarily original compositions. Michael has been lucky enough to the share stage or open for many greats including, Mel Torme, Buddy Guy, John Corbett, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Lesh, Scott Law, Ross James, Gramhe Lesh, Narada Michael Walden, Razz Kennedy, Sandy Griffith, Lynn Asher, Edo Castro, April Grisman, Elvin Jones, Bob Weir, Greg Loiacono, Austin Willacy, Billy Kruetzman, Kim Nalley, Dann Zinn, Matt Renzi, Alan Hall, Alex Aspinall, Ken Cook, Rob Fordyce, Doug Miller, Cmac, Michael Arragon, Rob Roth, Rashap, Will Blades, Danny Eisenburg, Danny Luehring, Lex Razon, James Moseley, Jim Bove, Andy Dillard, Ezra Lipp, Sean Nelson.

$15 Advance/ $18 Day of Show (plus fees)


Michael LaMacchia, local guitarist and prolific composer, brings fresh genre-blending songwriting and an ensemble of gifted and interconnected players to bear on his newest project. Drawing on musical diversity the band elaborates on the songs essential components and stretch to the edges of musical boundaries. Heartfelt lyrics, vocal harmonies, hypnotic melodies keep the listener grounded as the musicians explore new territory together. Michael's inventive and intricate guitar playing and raw vocals drive the project. Steve Gibson’s masterful guitar work complements the whole and brings sunshine, depth, and richness to the music. Andy Dillard’s skillful and diverse drumming creates a lush rhythm section that inspires co-creation by the rest of the band. Vocalist Haley Mears brings her unique soulful tone to both lead and backing vocals which adds poignant and expressive singing to the band’s sonic texture.

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