Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters – though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – appeal to a universal audience. Michael was welcomed into the Writers’ Night Family at The Bluebird Cafe in 2014 and in 2016 he was named a finalist in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. From sold out listening rooms to festivals, Michael is delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop.
Whether addressing topical issues or sharing personal stories that often leave his audiences feeling that he has somehow, in some way, invaded their privacy, Michael’s performances combine a powerful guitar style with a seemingly endless supply of urgency. And he has a pretty sneaky sense of humor too.
2013: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase Artist (Honorable Mentions in crowd voting)
2013: Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Quad Showcase Artist
2014: Welcomed into the Bluebird Cafe Writers’ Night Family
2015: Singer-Songwriter Cape May Showcase Artist
2015: Named one of “Rich’s Picks” on WFMT’s “The Midnight Special” with Rich Warren*
2015: Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Official Alternates Showcase Artist
2015: Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Quad Showcase Artist
2016: WSTW Homey Award Nominations: Best Folk Song (Over There); Best Roots/Americana Song (Linden Street)
2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition Finalist
2016: Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Official Showcase Artist
2016: Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Formal Showcase Artist
John Guedry is a local resident, has opened before, and is a frequent audience member of the coffeehouse. He started writing songs during the 1970’s. He has played small venues with groups and solo, off & on for the last thirty plus years. A few years ago, with help from friends, he created a recording of some of the songs he has written through the years. His styles of music are Americana, folk, oldtime, bluegrass, and acoustic blues. He will be accompanied by Jon Hall.
Date(s) - Sep 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse