Michael Howard is a songwriter born and raised in the wilds of Alaska. Spinning "stand-out folk songs" Michael brings energy, passion, and a "fierceness in his music" to each of his performances (Anchorage PRESS). He is currently touring in support of his second-full length album "The Martyr and the Magician" which includes tracks produced by Jacob Winik (The Magnetic Fields, Pomplamoose, Samantha Crain). "Howard's voice is so different sounding, he’s transportive, it’s a crafted thing of remarkable beauty, a record for a sunny moment in one breath, the next your darkest hour...You feel its greatness, it feels important...it’s so difficult to write words to qualify how good, how vital this record is." "9 out of 10" - AmericanaUK Michael was recently selected as afinalist in the NPR Mountain Stage Radio Show NewSong national songwriting competition (2014), and in his short career he has opened for talented songwriters including Jeffrey Martin, John Craigie, J Wagner, and Samantha Crain.