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michaelm


e-mail:
gizmonewmex@gmail.com

address:

Appearing at
Stoneware Artifacts

1187 Hwy 554
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
505-614-7103


Tour Stop #11

afternoons - live acoustic music (weather permitting)
handmade instruments, stringed instrument acoustic music

A Sampling of Songs

Click on the song title to hear the song.

Shady Grove

St Funky's Blues

TC Blues


Artist Statement

"It is not enough to create art. One must be art." I'm not quite sure what that means, but that's what I thought when I was about twenty years old. What I have noticed over the years is that if we don't take the time and spend the energy to inform and shape our work and our every day activities with art, it all can become pretty meaningless pretty fast.

Biography

michaelm got his first guitar when he was a high school student in western Pennsylvania, back when we were still using the steam powered computers, and a life-long love affair with the instrument followed. He has lived in northern New Mexico most of his adult life, the last five years or so once again here in El Rito. Since retiring from teaching at Northern New Mexico College in EspaƱola for many years, he has been able to divide his time between his guitar studies, reading Science Fiction and researching practical time-travel machines.

michaelm

michaelm is pictured above.
Some instruments that may be played during the Studio Tour are shown below.

El Toro:  Oscar Schmidt Bajo Sexto setup as a Bariton Doce

El Toro: Oscar Schmidt 12-String Guitar

Headstock detail on El Toro

Headstock detail on El Toro
















Hand-made Appalachian Dulcimers

Two hand-made Appalachian Dulcimers

Walnut resophonic guitar hand-made in the Ozarks

Walnut resophonic guitar
hand-made in the Ozarks



















Brass-bodied squareneck Tricone

Brass-bodied squareneck Tricone

Handmade electric bass guitar

NRP Radio Tone Bendaway

NRP Radio Tone Bendaway

Headstock detail on the  NRP Radio Tone Bendaway

Headstock detail on the
NRP Radio Tone Bendaway

Early 1970's 12-Bar Autoharp

Early 1970's 12-Bar Autoharp

12-String Flattop Guitar

12-String Flattop Guitar

Appalachian Dulcimer under construction

Appalachian Dulcimer
under construction

Gold Tone PB Deluxe Reso

Gold Tone PB Deluxe Reso

Late model 21-Bar Reissue Autoharp

Late model 21-Bar Reissue Autoharp