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Occupation:
Studio Musician/Composer/Producer
Company Name:
Incredisongs-Spurtzworks
About Me:
Basically I'm a 35 year veteran A String Session Player in Nashville. Michael started his professional career in Buffalo N.Y. when he was 14 playing with a popular local rock band “The Rogues” for eight years. “The Rogues” eventually released three singles and played thousands of shows in the NY state area. Michael was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2004. He moved to Nashville in 1971 and played lead guitar for Eddie Rabbitt for six years. He played guitar on Rabbitt’s first four albums and received a Naras Super Picker Award in 1979 for the following Rabbitt &035;1 singles: Rocky Mountain Music, I Can’t Help Myself, You Don’t Love Me Anymore, and Hearts On Fire. He played on a total of eleven number one songs for Eddie Rabbitt. He has played on over 5000 live, radio, and televised shows which include: The Today Show, Jay Leno, Ellen, NPT Sound Stage, Music City Tonight, NPT Great Performances, NPR Echoes and Hearts of Space, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Johnny Carson, Hee-Haw, Grand Ole Opry, That Nashville Music, Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Osmond Show, Disney World T. V. Show, On Stage, Pop Goes The Country, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Farm Aid, CMT, VH1.Currently touring with Trisha Yearwood Fall 2005. Michael has been an A String session player for over twenty five years and works with hundreds of engineers, writers, session players and artists annually. He has been featured in : Guitar Player Magazine, Taylor Wood and Steel twice, and the Peavey Monitor three times. Currently he has released his first solo album Without Words on Agnes Records distributed by Narada Music Design. One cut off the CD is featured on the the new Windham Hill release Sounds Of Wood And Steel: Volume 3. He has just completed his second album Neurasenia which will be released soon and is currently in production on yet a third album Sonic Venue. He also has a distribution venture with Readers Digest Music Division. Record dates include: Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes,Collin Ray, Trick Pony, Lee Roy Parnell, Alabama, Rebecca Lynne Howard, Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, Billy Gilman, Lorrie Morgan, Maria Motto, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Carrington, Lila Mc Canne, Tobias Rene, The Bakers, Bomshel, Cledus T. Judd, Eddy Arnold, John Michael Montgomery, Chris Le Doux, Jeff Carson, Susan Ashton, Bill Smith Ministries, Pam Tillis, Elton John, Mindy Mc Cready, Tanya Tucker, Michael Peterson, Martina Mc Bride, Waylon Jennings, Chalee Tennison, Suzy Boggus, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams the 3rd, Eddy Arnold, Lee Greenwood, The Smokin Armadillos, River Road, Reba McEntire, Dawn Sears, John Berry, Stephanie Bentley, Helen Darling, BB King , Phoenix, Billy Dean, Dolly Parton, Lari White, Razzy Bailey, Eddie Rabbitt, Ed Bruce, Holly Dunn, Blake and Brian, Jim Witter, Lynn Anderson, Holly Lamar, Vern Gosdin, Ricky Lynn Greg, Marty Robbins, Stella Parton, Ray Stevens, Janie Fricke, Mark Gray, Dobie Gray, Freddie Weller, Ronnie Dove, Danielle Alexander, Gary Morris, Noah Gordon, Robin Lee, T. G. Shepherd, Roger Alan Wade, and Akiko Yano. To name a few: more at www.allmusic.com
Website:
http://www.michaelspriggs.com
Number of years working in Nashville area:
39
Number of years in the music business:
47

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Pro Acoustic Guitar overdubs

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Thank you for visiting my NMP profile. You may already know that I'm a long time A String session player in Nashville. I do all kinds of acoustic guitar from regular six string to Bouzouki and everything in between. My specialties are Power Country Rock, Traditional Country, Alternative Rock/Americana, Praise and Worship and Ambient pretty much the whole gamut of music presentation in Nashville.
I work for many of the major labels and publishers here in Nashville but also do pro acoustic…
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At 3:39pm on August 13, 2010, Bret Teegarden said…
Welcome Michael,

I think our daughters (Megan and Brittney) used to be good friends years ago at Grassland and FHS. Glad you could join us. Hope you are well.
 
 
 

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