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Michael On Fire: Guests

Richard Smith

August 8, 2011

Michael, I am still listening to your latest CD, weeks after you played The Ark. Love your songs, and it was an excellent show. I am glad I got to see you perform for real, it was refreshing and ... real. I hope to catch you on your next trip thru MI. Take care of bidness!


August 2, 2011

So it's like this.... I saw the first human set foot on the moon and I knew the world was a different place...a bigger place than it had been 5 minutes's the same thing as that when you see Michael On Fire perform...the only difference between Michael on Fire and NASA is that while NASA stopped sending people into space and elected to send gadgets instead...Michael continued on and is now taking us to the farthest reaches of our inner and outer spaces and beyond...just wanted to point that out

Cyndy Fenech

July 27, 2011

Michael's performance at the Arc in Ann Arbor on July 26th was breath taking. I can't begin to describe the effect his music and lyrics have. Who would have thought that the grade school classmate would turn out to be this fantastic musician. HIs music will take you on a journey of love, sorrow, joy, hope and peace. We love you Michael, keep those songs coming, can't wait to see you again in Michigan.
Cyndy Fenech

Richard Caldwell

July 27, 2011

I grew up in Ann Arbor and had never been to The Ark. I was walking by and was enticed in by a free concert. I had hope to go to The Art the next evening, to see Marc Cohen, but it was sold out. Well, I was not disappointed. Michael On Fire touches a cord that stirs my soul. Will be in Utah for the winter and much catch up with him in Park City... and I promised him we would go Heli Skiing.
See ya this winter...

Cyndy Fenech

July 27, 2011

Michael yor performancwe at the Arc in Ann Arbon on July 26th was breath taking. Your musical talent is beyond words and your songs are straight from the heart. Your words took me to places that I thought were long forgotten, you took away my fears and reminded me that all the trials and tribulations in my life were just a test of my strenght to survive and to remind myself that I was and still am a fighter. As I sit at my desk at work right now I'm listening to your CD's and smiling because your words are in my heart and I have a new outlook on life. Seeing you perform last night was worth the hour I lost driving in circles trying to find the "Arc" last night. I'll be following your tour dates and can't wait to see you again the next time you're in Michigan. All the best to you. Your long time classmate from St. Gerards.
Cyndy Fenech


July 27, 2011

michael, i write lyrics, now i am a fan of yours. here's what i wrote many friends this morning after your show last night:

quite the surprise walking into michael on fire. it was like stepping into the detroit jazz fest. michael could not wait to get his talented sideman into guitar solos, sax solos, base solos, easy when you have such talent

to hilight the jazz content, go to the music bar at the top of his website, click play, then advance by clicking play to #4, violet skies, then, for saxaphone (looked like a big clarinet) solo #5 silence (sounds like birds flying around), then #7, apache wind, #9 breathing of the sun

last night the ark was a special place, take a chance tuesday, all for the price of a can of soup donation to the food gatherers

love, bob

so, michael, great show, thanks!


Greg Sadler

July 26, 2011

Michael....It was awesome seeing you at The Ark. I couldn't believed you remembered me, and even where I lived! That's a gift! I loved your music and will looking forward to purchasing much. I got some really nice shots I think you'll like....take care, and I can't wait to see ya again...Greg

Russ Garcia

July 8, 2011

Good to meet you at LAX. Looking forward to your show at the Ark in Ann Arbor!!! Write me. The four of us should get out somewhere while you're still in the area.

cole webb

July 6, 2011

I was at the live room in London on Sunday night. I am still reeling from it (please excuse the pun, I couldn't resist.) I have never seen a performance like that there. Never seen people just sitting on the dance floor listening..
I find it difficult to believe that was an unrehearsed performance. How did you ever decide to put such disparate elements together? One would never imagine that singers from the West End, traditional players from Ireland and Michael on Fire would ever gel. But there was real magic happening there on that stage. I read the review in Maverick and came expecting to see a folk singer. I have looked at the some of the youtube stuff and this was totally different. I loved it. Thank you. Are you anticipating further London dates? I will watch the website in anticipation.

Tim Milligan

July 6, 2011

You know it's funny, I stumbled across Michael by accident, it was a Sunday evening. I had a few options for things to do that night, but I decided to go to the Live Rooms, Palmer's Green. I arrived at the venue expecting a pretty mediocre night as it was a Sunday. Then Michael got up on stage, Michael actually won me over from the moment he opened his mouth, He is one of the most brilliantly Charismatic guys I've ever met, his stories between songs are just side splittingly hilarious and he creates arena like atmosphere just from his brilliant connection with the audience. He is the type of songwriter that I've always admired. Michael has this fantastic Springsteen like quality to his music in the sense that you get lost in his words, mentally transported and his voice perfectly melts together with the tone of the song. Michael you've done the U.S, Now it's time to do the U.K!

Tim Milligan - Big Fan


July 3, 2011

I'm due to come and hear you play and sing and I was told to contact a guy called Ron:but have been unable to.
Please could you forward me the exact address in London and I'll know where to go.And please play"Chief Redburn's Violin." It's beautiful.Hope to hear from you very soon.Peace and good luck.Tuks.

ingrid flåtten

March 29, 2011

I love this music :))) Gonna by your music for sure..

So Thanks to my friend Robin Meiklejohn who send me this link.

Dean Wellman

March 21, 2011

We are so looking forward to your return to Dubuque this summer. It has been far to long!


March 18, 2011

Listening to the new CD I hear the heart of an angel, the soul of a poet and the voice of God

Robin Meiklejohn

January 23, 2011

Now that I found you again, I am enjoying every tune, video and news bytes I can find. John & I bought and downloaded your "Always Yes" and "The Artist The Dreamer The Lover the Fool". So glad to be your fan and proud to call you friend. Blaze on !!! xoxo

Carie Berning

January 6, 2011

Found the Video on you'm not judging but back in my memorie of hearing it there was a smell of pot in the air...tie die t's, and a man with long hair and a beautiful hippie voice singing "peace be with you"....again not judging..but too good of a song for rushed guitar and a kid wearing a cut off black t-shirt....The song is better than that ....I know it well...hasn't left my head since 1992ish,,,,,,

Carie Berning

January 6, 2011

Just a funny... I found the tape the band sent me after I contacted them back in the 90's....shine shine shine was lost from playing it too many times....YES a tape cassette!

Peggy Jurcisin

January 6, 2011

Hi Michael,
I love your website. I hope you have a very healthy, prosperous new year. I hope all is well with the kids. Send my best to Ron, Kelly and Flora when you talk with them. Come and hang out in Virginia when you get time.
Happy New Year


December 16, 2010

Michael, I just got done playing these new cuts several times in a row. I have to say - Righteous Man is my new anthem - and it is anthemic! The playing with Ced is incredible. Thanks again brother for dropping just the right healing concoction at just the right time :) Many Blessings to you and I'll be excited to see you and hang with you in Traverse City this summer. Much Love, Borge

Rosemary Magee

October 2, 2010

Just saw Michael tonight (well...officially last night) at Swing the Teapot in Floral Park. It was my very first time hearing him and his music. I want to follow this man and his career. He is gracious, generous, extremely hard working and he thanks his audience often when it is us who should be thanking him!!!
Thank you, Michael. I hope to meet you again. Drink plenty of water, please and may you always have a soft place to lay your head.

Jenny Larsson

September 4, 2010

somehow I stumbled on your music on YouTube and I couldn´´t stop listen. Love it ^^


June 22, 2010

Michael - The power and the presence of your personal experience and awareness transformed the room Saturday night. The pain is clear, but so is an unshakable sense of hope. You make human pain beautiful. There is a powerful sense of all that may be right in the world in your music.

Thank you for showing what comes of living and creating with absolute integrity, intent, authenticity, and clarity. And bless you for sharing your strength, power and love with those of us who were deeply fortunate to be in the room while you created music.

You make the world a better place by doing what you do.


Tobias Brekke

June 5, 2010

Just wanted to make sure I am in the loop. Things are happening, stiring, and ready to manifest. Hold on to your hats. Love you, Tobias

Stewart Brennan

May 26, 2010

Wow! You have a lot of great songs Michael. Four of my favorites are Pagan to the Bone, Done this Dance Before, Chief Redbird's Violin, and Apache Wind. And there are others.

Keep healing the world through music my friend! It's starting to work!



April 17, 2010

Michael- Cleaning out my basement and ran into the name Prismatic. What a blast from the past! Saw you at the Birmingham Theater in the 70's, met you, personally, via Nadine Maynard, maybe. or on my own. The memory is cloudy...thought you all were great. Googled you-you seem to have done well...Best Wishes, Susan


April 15, 2010

I'm so glad the internet makes it possible to see you perform and hear your music again. It takes me back to The Trap at Targhee. It was always good times when you boys came to play. I'll always be a fan, and proud to be able to say I know you.

Denise Casey

March 19, 2010

A long time ago at the Palace Restaurant there was a waitress with a snake... it's good to hear your voice again--it takes me back to the Back Seat Saloon and music that just made everything right...

Warmest greetings


Steve Moris

March 8, 2010

I miss and love you my friend, let's do "Tales" together in 2013 (or before).
I still think some boy-band choreography would be awesome in your one-man show, but that's just me thinking out loud.
Still, the universe is calling us and I lost my cell phone.

Mark & Debra Rollaine

February 23, 2010

Greetings from Grand Junction Co. Do you still carry your Fetish Stone? We hope to see you come back through town soon!k6hnq2

Anna Cullen-Rado

December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Michael!

Can you put a Michael on Fire fan page on Facebook?


December 12, 2009

Michael my dear friend. I have missed you. Living in a small town northeast of Denver wishing there could be another human on the planet (in this town of course), with the musical vision of all life and ability to uplift souls. Still looking, until then, I wait for you to come back to Colorado some day. Hope you are well.


Katy O'Leary

September 14, 2009

Michael~it was the highlight of my evening meeting you. . .


June 12, 2009

Amazing what can be done with a U87, a B16, some tequila and a will to work late into the night at hodencamp. Something about a Comanche moon....

Hope everyone is well, and to all a fond hello.

Marty B

Rick ( Rocin) Wilson

May 17, 2009

Hi Michael I don't think you will remember me I used to build recording studio's in Thousand Oaks in the 90's and hung out with Marty Bolin. I used to come and see you guys when you were playing down in LA. I live in Nampa ID now. Just the other day I was wondering what you were up too. Send me back a line at

Jim Brent

May 9, 2009

I found an autographed copy of COMMANCHE MOON at Disc Exchange, Knoxville TN, tonight and popped it in the player. This music is "killer stuff." Look forward to hearing more.

David Nefesh

May 2, 2009

Hey Michael, Browsing your website some. Cool stuff. I dig your energy. Let's do a gig someday. Blessings, Nef

matt garner

April 5, 2009

Just saw Michael @ House concert Friday night- WOW!!!

Frank McGuire

March 8, 2009


St Gerard's football - CALL ME!
Frank McGuire 517 404 1779

Mark Moretti

February 9, 2009

Nice to see MOF again, brings back memories of when I was working at the 3RD ST PUB in Santa Monica about twenty years ago and you would pack them in, looks like your stil going it...a staying true to your soul. Good on you.


February 2, 2009

Michael, you were fabulous at The Blue Note, Live! From The Living Room. It was my favorite of your concerts. I love your deep, spiritual side and the way it makes your songs flow like a clean mountain stream. Thanks for your wonderful music. It was so good to be touched by you. Here's looking forward to more.

orlo johnson

January 27, 2009

I saw your show about 1984 ish? You were absolutely awesome and I only now have heard of you again I live in az now,but I saw you open for Little River Band in Ventura,CA I would love to see you again.hope you come to az


November 15, 2008

Michael it is a delight to meet your spirit and your vision. Thank you again for contacting me! Blessings... ENTICIA


October 25, 2008

Love your Pink Dolphins song/video!!!
Why don't you visit Florida...?


August 24, 2008

As always, your vision reminds us that even when we are alone, we are all connected. Thank you for touching my heart and soul.

Eric & Linda Thornton

July 22, 2008

Hi Michael (and Ron). Have been in Alaska,Back in Colorado. Love to hear you again!! Thank you for your music in our life - we took it (you) into the interior of AK - under the Aurora was most fitting. love from both

Paul Colone

June 27, 2008

I just listened to "There is Only Light" it touched me deeply. I know that my Dad is in the light now for him there is only light and does not have to worry about all the other crap. He is at peace.
Looking at the good, Paul

Tobias Brekke

June 15, 2008

The gigs that touched so many hearts for so many years are what prove Buddha's first statement after attaining Enlightenment. "The meaning of life is to suffer." The suffering becomes joy once it has created wisdom, translated into beautiful lyrics and music, that touch the hearts of both you that heard and us that played. We were all touched and will forever remember all of you. Thank you for being a part of all of our dreams. Love to all, Tobias


April 3, 2008

Can't wait to hear the new song. I'm hoping we see each other real soon.
I love the TFT vesion of Apache Wind.

Caryl Wilson

January 5, 2008

OH MY GOD!!! My twin sister and I used to dance to your FANTASTIC music at the Trap Bar at Targhee Ski Hill!!!!!!!!!! How are you all???? Good to see you are still making music!!!
Caryl Wilson

Itchy Boy Bong

December 12, 2007

Missing you tremendously. Where for art thou me bro.
List of dates???

Hypno kid

November 2, 2007

Hey Michael When are you going to come down here to Oz and hang out with us?
Record an album down under?
We are your biggest fans.
Love from Genevieve, Darcey, and Colin

Cousin Jim DiBattista

October 25, 2007

I'm playing Chief Redbird's Violin on my MP 3 player on my breaks down here in south Florida. I proudly tell everyone "hey that's my cousin Michael who I never met-sounds great doesn't it?" I wish we had gotten a chance to play and sing together Mike-nobody harmonizes like family

Brian T.

August 5, 2007

While doing a search on Big Chief Redbird, I found your site. You have his fiddle?! I'm trying to gather any info I can on the veteran of the Detroit hillbilly scene. If you know where I can find out more please contact me. Thanks!
-Brian T.


May 19, 2007

Your light transports souls ! Shine on with your song {s} !

tom d.

February 26, 2007

Heard 'Mission Hall" on

DOC...aka doug brown

February 20, 2007

it me Doc...santa moinca CA...tampico tillies. Still see richard the mail man..miss you...seaqrched your name on google several years ago...pur nada...good to see your out there

Todd Glass

January 26, 2007

I met Michael in the winter of 1991 when my band, The Bead Band moved to Van Nuys, CA.
From the moment I shook his hand until this very moment, no one has had a more direct influence on the journey of my life than Michael. I learned more by playing music with him than a 100 lifetimes could teach me.
As my dear friend or teacher, he has taught me how live my life through my music, which is all of our music. God Bless you Miguel.

Now, Sack me Kack!



January 16, 2007


Josh Medley

September 26, 2006

I saw Michael on Fire one evening in 1993 the year I began college- I hung onto a copy of one of his albums, got to like it, and then lost it. It's a tribute to the quality of that music that after 10 years, I occasionally would do word searches to see if he had a website. I'd be delighted to see him again, and hope he comes near Boulder, CO soon.

Ron Holcomb

July 25, 2006

From high school 'till now - it's been an inspiring evolution. Your conviction is historic and your music always refreshing. Love ya man.


July 6, 2006

Just thought you'd be interested to know that there is a Michael On Fire flame burning all the way over here in Australia. We love MOF in our house. We did a national tour last year, 3 months driving all over the country, most of the time with Michael on Fire in the CD player. Especially love the Live at Tales from the Tavern CD. Good on you, Michael, the world needs your spirit right now!!

Alan Wallace

June 13, 2006

Funny thing, the Internet.I googled you and here you are.Saw you in '91 or so in a club in Tempe, AZ. Along with your uncle Ralph Colone. Those bags of cans came in handy, huh? Your drummer didn't use sticks, still the same? Ralph forgot his inhaler and some cute chick with really long hair lent him her's. You guys switched to the blues and played a great set. Later, at Marsha's house everyone was well fed. Why am I telling you this? I guess if you can live on in somebody's memory maybe you have accomplished something. The years fly, but I wish you well, and all the streams run to the sea. Take care of yourself and the very best to you in the future.Or in a lighter Irish moment, "May the wind at your back be yours!"
God Bless.

Roland Cruz

May 30, 2006

Hey Michael - Just heard your song "Mission Hall" on the radio from the Tales from the Tavern CD. So when are you coming back to Colorado? Whenever it is, you know I'll be there.


Ron Cousineau/Ronnie Gaines

March 9, 2006

michael, i wish you the best of life, laughter, love and blessings, you are a true spirit, and a flame of truth. bless you, brother, and thank you for your guidance and friendship.

Rick Wilson (Rocin)

October 27, 2005

Hey Michael I don't know if you remember me. I was the one in LA that built studio's and I use to come and see you all over the place. Is Tabias still with you? Hey give me a e-mail I would love to hear from you. I live in Nampa, ID now and work for a company that sends me all over the place. Give me a jingle.

tim zabawa (colone)

October 23, 2005

thought i would check in my my fav poet! always thinking about you and your. my best.