A native of southwestern
Pennsylvania, Michael has mainly lived in Colorado and the desert southwest for the past thirty-five years.
Michael received a BFA in
painting and design from Carnegie-Mellon University and has works in the collections of Times-Journal Publishing and the Carnegie
Institute of Technology. He has designed books and taught, most recently as a visiting artist at the University of Colorado.
He also owned 14 Window Press which published hand-made, award-winning serigraph art prints made in collaboration with various
Native American artists.
As a songwriter, he is an ever original lyricist always faithful to the freshness of words, thought and imagery.
He has received warm reviews for his lyrical content.
of his music is on Neil Young's "Living With War" homepage.
can hear his version of George Harrison's "The Inner Light" on Denver's FM station KQMT 99.5, The Mountain
on Breakfast With the Beatles program. The Inner Light was voted by listeners as Number Four in the Top Ten most requested
Beatle covers on Archer's Sunday morning Beatles program. His original song, Cry Like Water, was played on KQMT at the
first on-air anniversary of 9/11, even though this song really commemorates the tragedy of Tibetan rule by China!
Currently Michael is renewing
his interest in musical collaborations.