A True Original - Passionate & Soulful
Michael W. Osborn was born in Illinois and grew up in the country on the bank of the Kankakee river,
not unlike Huckleberry Finn hiking, hunting and fishing, enjoying the outdoors.
His family listened to country music and “blue grass” often, He hated it at the time but it would later have a big influence on him musically. When he was 13 his family moved to Woodland CA (near Sacramento), he started taking guitar lessons in school. By the time he was 16 he was performing regularly in local clubs as a lead guitarist in a country rock band. From there he went on to play in rockabilly and metal bands for years and played in church frequently.
In 1991 he played professionally for a couple years doing blues and classic rock
and become influenced by the recently deceased Stevie Ray Vaughan.
After taking a hiatus from music for a few years to focus on raising his children as a single father,
Mike started back up again in October 2006 performing weekly and building up a
network of musicians and music and re-establishing his reputation.
October 09' marked the release of his first feature album Fire & Fury (a term used to describe the energy of his live performances), a 10 track CD that is a unique blend of blues, rock, country and R&B.
In 2014 Mike followed up with his second CD release In The Dog House named after the studio he recorded it in.
He is about to release Unbroken, the next chapter in the musical history of Michael Osborn.
The album is scheduled to drop in October.
MORE THAN A PERFORMANCE
THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
Subjects will include;
Work ethic and professionalism.
How to put together an effective internet presence and promo kit.
How to stand out from the crowd of other bands trying to get all the gigs, by learnig what the venues desire.
WHAT THEY HAVE SAID
BLUESnBRITIAN UK - Mick Rainsford
Mike Osborn plays powerhouse modern blues with the confidence and versatility of an artist who has paid his dues on the road many times over. Blessed with a muscular vocal style and ferocious guitar attack that ideally suits his “in your face” style.
CASHBOX MAGAZINE - David Bowling
Mike Osborn is a no-nonsense blues guitarist and vocalist. He has a soulful voice that fits
the blues well and is able to trade licks with the best blues guitarists.
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - Frank-John Hadley
Mike Osborn encompasses an ability to link the blues past to the freshness of today in his individualized vocals and guitar work.
2017 - Northern California Music Entertainers Award Band Of the Year