Bio: Dorian Michael

I have been a working (and working class) guitarist for about 40 years now. I’ve played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. I think of my acoustic solo music as “contemporary traditional”; original music that reflects my interest in a number of styles of music. These influences come through in my original material, but it is a contemporary music that grows from, rather than mimics, those influences. When I play someone else’s music or a traditional piece I do my best to give the listener at least a few small surprises.

I have written two books on alternate guitar tunings for Centerstream Publications. Recently Centerstream had me do three instructional DVDs; beginning fingerstyle, intermediate fingerstyle and intermediate blues improvisation.