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Date: March 18, 2015 at 23:29:59 (CDT)
Name: Rick OConnor
City & State: Rowlett, Texas
Comments: Michael, I was in my music room tonight listening to of my vinyl records and spent most of the night listening to your albums. I had forgotten just how amazing they were.I had a great night singing along. I just wanted to tell you. Honestly, I think if God sang, he would sound much like you. You have a beautiful voice and a god give gift. Thank you for sharing it with me and rest of the world. I just wanted to tell you that. If you ever are going stop in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area for a concert, Please send me a note. I would love to hear yu sing live.

Date: March 16, 2015 at 17:20:20 (CDT)
Name: Diane McAllister
City & State: Northville, Mi
Comments: Hi Michael! I have seen you a couple of times at the Greenwood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, Mi. It has been several years since the last show. I am so excited as my best girlfriend and myself will be flying into Minneapolis to see your show on May 2. Can't wait! Love your music.


Date: March 14, 2015 at 21:53:59 (CDT)
Name: Richard Peasley
City & State: Elk Point, SD
Comments: I came to your Pipestone, MN concert, which was wonder, and afterwards asked if you would consider giving a private lesson. Is that a possibility?
Thank you for considering this.

Date: March 14, 2015 at 13:35:02 (CDT)
Name: Dan Ostergten
City & State: Fort Collins, CO
Comments: Hi Michael. Back in 1992, your nephew, Chris, was a student of mine. He helped connect us, as I had the crazy idea that you might be available to play in my wedding in Minnesota (!). We played phone tag, but you had a commitment in Europe.

I wrote a note through your booking link to see if we can get you out this way. Is 20+ years too late? Maybe. Yet I've learned one thing - if you don't ask, it doesn't happen.

I can find the venue, the funding, and a small number of extrodinary people to put this together. Your call. I'm sending a flair into the Mystery to bring you, and some of the most impactful music that has been in my life, back to Colorado.

Hoping you're well, and know you, and your music are loved by many. Cheers! ~Dan Ostergren.

Date: February 26, 2015 at 18:51:28 (CST)
Name: Steve Bohrer
City & State: Eau Claire, WI
Comments: Michael: my wife of 25 years and I will be in Nashville this weekend, Friday afternoon through Sunday noon. Last time we saw you was a few years back at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls, WI. I've been a fan since the mid 70s. Are you performing or otherwise up for coffee this weekend? Steve Bohrer, Eau Claire, WI. (715)828-7838.

Date: February 16, 2015 at 15:42:12 (CST)
Name: Phil Soucheray
City & State: Eagan, MN
Comments: Hi Michael.

Been a fan since you were a Minnesota boy. Have long played my own guitar and recently picked up the Uke. I'm searching hard to find the chords for "Miami Beach." It seems like a natural instrument for the song. Where can I find the music?

So glad the early albums are available in the new formats. Keep on keepin'on. I'll be listening with pleasure.

Phil Soucheray

Date: January 31, 2015 at 08:45:51 (CST)
Name: Gary Kaufenberg
City & State: Stuart, Fl
Comments: Im a definite fan of 4 decades, Michael! My hometown is Minnetonka, Mn vivid memories of my family at Perkins on 7 & 101 and you had your kids there as well! Just a memory, but the best we're seeing you perform, always with grace and deep emotion. Play on...

Date: January 20, 2015 at 10:38:13 (CST)
Name: Mark Lunn
City & State: Pipestone, MN
Comments: I am looking forward to coming to your show in Pipestone on January 24th. I have been a fan of your music since I was young, and was also at your performance here in Pipestone 20 years ago. What an anniversary show! It is very seldom we get an entertainer here of your caliber, and truthfully don't think we have had one since the last time you were here!...lol. My girlfriend is driving a distance to come see you. (Well I guess to see me too-) Is there any chance you could sing a song for her, and we could meet you too, as we have been struggling wanting to be together and trying to maintain a long distance relationship with family involved. We love each other very much, and were friends through work a distance apart for many years before trying to be together. Her name is Carla...if there is anything you could do at all that would be great! If not, I understand, welcome to Pipestone and I hope you enjoy your time here. Thank-You.... Mark Lunn

Date: January 01, 2015 at 16:27:04 (CST)
Name: Sean McDonough
City & State: Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Comments: Bluer than blue a true comparison of a lost love. Mr Johnson is a true artist and a superb songwriter. Thankyou.

Date: December 23, 2014 at 00:24:53 (CST)
Name: charlie oliveira
City & State: sy.paul-mpls minnesota
Comments: Looking forward to the show Tuesday night at the Dakota jazz club. My wife and I love your music, and when I found out you were playing in town we just had to go...its also her birthday! If you could, a "Happy Birthday to Jill" form you would cap off the night.

Thank you,

Date: December 15, 2014 at 19:00:01 (CST)
Name: Gary Rauk
City & State: Eagan, Mn
Comments: Hi Michael,
I have been meaning to email you ever since your concert at The Crossings a couple of weeks ago. By the way, that was a wonderful concert and I find every time I attend one of your performances, I smile a lot and find my self in deep appreciation of your artistry and craft.

I promised you I would send you information about a massage therapist that helped me with my hands and shoulders. His name is Jon Thompson and he works out of his home in North Mpls. His phone number is 763-226-6229. Just keep it as a reference.

Thank you for the gift of your newest album...I love every song but especially 'April Fool' and 'Emilo'. So...just keep doing what you are doing. As I said 2 weeks ago, you are a treasure for us all.

With deep regards,

Date: December 12, 2014 at 15:19:08 (CST)
Name: Jennifer Griffith
City & State: Hornell, NY
Comments: Michael... I have been a huge fan since I was 13 years old. I am now 39. I am finally going to have the opportunity to go to a live performance. I'm so looking forward to it. I have my tickets for March 7th, in Rochester NY. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to sing with you. If you could indulge me with 5 minutes of your time that day, I would be happy to learn the harmony to any song you choose. You have no idea how much this would mean to me. I have been singing for my whole life, and have some pretty decent skills. I even won the American Idol Experience at Disney World. I'm not asking to intrude on your performance, only for a few minutes of down time off the stage. I'm not even asking for anyone to hear it, just for an amazing memory... I would guess you are a very busy man, and I know this is a long shot, but ... If you try nothing, expect nothing to happen, right?

All my best...

Date: December 06, 2014 at 20:55:41 (CST)
Name: Michelle Clifton
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: I was going through your photos on your website while playing your music here at home and I found this beautiful embedded piece sung by Salli Terri, "Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 of Villa Lobos. In fact, when I clicked onto your "More Photos" page I was wondering where it was coming from because I was actually listening to & getting lost in "Savin' It Up" when it came on. But when I located it and listened I just loved it. Such a lovely Brazillian/Spanish guitar alongside such a lovely & delicate voice. Thank you for sharing. I for one enjoyed it. This pretty much signals me to get out my Julian Bream CDs and other music from the Medieval & Baroque period. May God bless and enrich you and your family and have a wonderful Christmas & New Year holiday season.

Date: December 02, 2014 at 11:44:31 (CST)
Name: Elizabeth
City & State: Byron, MN
Comments: Hello Michael! GREAT CD! Thank you! I think my favorite is 'Give me Wings' :) What a great serendipitous meeting! Maybe we will meet again.... thank you for sharing your art with me!

With Gratitude,

Date: November 11, 2014 at 17:43:45 (CST)
Name: Lynda Page
City & State: North Pole, Alaska
Comments: Life time fan of the music, the man. Saw him here in Fairbanks 3 or 4 times, once at the fair where he signed and GAVE me a cd (the very last one). Talk about smitten! At another concert, I requested
'The Good Life', from All You Mad Musicians and he declined. Talk about disenchanted. Still a life time fan..
As I hail from Minnesota, I notice MJ graces venues around the state with regularity. Here in Alaska(since 1984)I am anxiously looking forward to another Alaskan concert. The Great North awaits..

Date: November 02, 2014 at 13:58:35 (CST)
Name: Tammi Kellogg Hanson
City & State: Pullman, WA
Comments: I am so glad to reconnect with my "brother from another mother". Much love, my friend, Tammi

Date: October 31, 2014 at 13:26:20 (CDT)
Name: Misty Yvonne
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: I agree completely with Connie Haltermann. Btw, Michael, WHEN are you coming back to West Virginia? I bet you have a LOT of fans here, besides me. Taking those LONG trips to see you in concert are hard.
Worth it, yes, but hard. Lol.

Date: October 30, 2014 at 15:25:34 (CDT)
Name: Connie Haltermann
City & State: San Diego, CA
Comments: My husband and I have (and love) all your albums, and our adult son loves your music as well. How we'd all love to see you in San Diego! Our son has four teens, one of whom (Austin) plays a guitar in a band. I just introduced Austin to your music, and he is blown away by your guitar work. His dad showed him a YouTube video of you in concert one day and his jaw kept dropping throughout the video. He was totally amazed at your agility on the guitar. I told him you studied classical guitar in Spain. He's now hooked on your music. We all love Moonlit Deja Vu, by the way. Keep making music!!!!!

Date: October 27, 2014 at 21:16:33 (CDT)
Name: Thomas barton
City & State: Clifton, Va
Comments: Any future plans for getting to the Washington DC area. Be nice to see you come this way. Thanks

Date: October 14, 2014 at 03:43:43 (CDT)
Name: Jack Brandt
City & State: Juneau, Alaska
Comments: I enjoyed your music tonight...your guitar style is like nothing I've heard before. As I told you earlier, I really like your "Oklahoma Stray". I live on a 45 ft. sailboat with a 25 lb. Maine Coon/Bengal cat. I hope I can find the sheet music for it.

Thank you for your autograph on my scribbly lyrics for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"...I take it as a good luck wish.

Jack Brandt
Chief Warrant Officer, U. S. Navy, Retired

Date: October 09, 2014 at 14:33:40 (CDT)
Name: Richard R. Gray
City & State: Cedar Rapids
Comments: I saw you in Cedar Rapids, IA at CSPS some time ago. You were spectacular. I also bought your 'Then & Now' album from Amazon and loved every track. Have you any plans to return to Iowa?

Date: October 04, 2014 at 12:34:58 (CDT)
Name: John Ross
City & State: Jerome ID
Comments: I met you in Anchorage in 2000 at the police benefit concert,we got drunk afterwards

Date: September 13, 2014 at 11:41:03 (CDT)
Name: Bill
City & State: CHAPEL HILL
Comments: Michael, Do you know if Frank Hall is still performing? If so, where? Thanks, Bill

Date: September 11, 2014 at 10:19:49 (CDT)
Name: Melinda Wilson
City & State: Shallowater Texas
Comments: Did you live in or near Alamosa Colorado in 1960?

Date: September 02, 2014 at 00:22:18 (CDT)
Name: peter Klocksien
City & State: Cedar Key Fl.
Comments: Dear Michael,
I am so happy to have found these recordings I just purchased. They were very important to me as a young man and artist. 1976 a friend Mike Hall in Minneapolis introduced me to your music. Years later I lost the discs, in 1993.(long story how my record collection and I were separated.) I have been rebuilding it and have looked for vinyl copies of your recordings. There is a Breeze and For all you Mad Musicians. I saw your songs on iTunes and from there Google d you and was happy to have found your songs that meant so much to me! Fantastic!
I am still painting and will create once again to your inspiring music. Thank you! My art can be viewed at www.peterklocksien.com I would love to paint a cover for your next CD it would be a dream come true to do that for you.
Best wishes to you from a big fan!!! Peter Klocksien (PETE)

Date: August 27, 2014 at 19:14:52 (CDT)
Name: Danny Memeo
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Greetings Michael-

I sold you the 1949 Gibson LG2 a few years back and just wanted to reach out to you in the off chance that you ever want to sell it. If that ever becomes the case, I'd love a shot at it.

Last we talked I was working with Diamond Rio (Mike D. Clute) and I've been stage managing Josh Turner the last 2+ years.

I hope you're well. Travel Safe.

Danny 615-403-5743

Date: August 25, 2014 at 21:58:38 (CDT)
Name: Doug Trost
City & State: Now in Lakeside, Montana
Comments: Michael - we (my wife Kate and I) are excited to hear you will be in Missoula next month - do you remember spending 3 (probably very long for you) days in Wolf Point Montana about 20 years ago? Your time there was one of the highlights of my teaching career and kids still talk about it as well. I retired from the classroom about 11 years ago and moved to western Montana. I teach voice and guitar privately now but it still has its many rewards. I am getting conflicting dates on your performance and i hear you are opening for Mark Chesnutt (should be the other way around). If you get a chance please drop me a line so we know the correct date. We are 100 miles from Missoula but that's an easy drive. Thanks - Doug Trost

Date: August 10, 2014 at 18:26:03 (CDT)
Name: Jacque
City & State: Victoria, mn
Comments: A belated Happy Birthday, Michael! Congrats on the new CD!

Date: July 31, 2014 at 09:43:10 (CDT)
Name: Misty Y.
City & State: Beckley
Comments: Michael:

I wanted to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Birthday on next
Friday, August 8th. I hope you have a wonderful day. Just remember:
"the older the violin, the sweeter the music." That goes for guitarists and singers too. To borrow the words of your good friend and fellow singer/songwriter/guitarist, John Gorka, from his song: "When You Sing", it goes something like: "When you sing, you make the world a better place; When you sing, you bring us to a state of grace. Do you know the joy you bring? When you sing?" Thanks, John, for stating it so elegantly. Happy birthday, Michael. You are one of a kind. May God bless you and keep you safe on your many travels.

Date: July 16, 2014 at 23:37:45 (CDT)
Name: Bob Giampietro
City & State: Newtown Square, PA
Comments: Take care of yourself, MJ. Always have appreciated and enjoyed your music. Used to live in the Cities. Saw you several times there. Wonderful performances & memories. Thanks! Be well.

Date: July 07, 2014 at 19:01:20 (CDT)
Name: Mark Howard
City & State: Pasadena, Texas
Comments: Hey Michael,
I Facebooked you earlier and I used to do the lighting for Don Williams and you when you opened for him. I still have all your CD's and still listen to them. I went back to school and am now working on my Master's degree! Who would have thought it? Anyway I was just thinking about you and how well you perform on stage, I also have since learned to play the guitar and wanted to learn some of your songs. Myself and a couple of friends play in a local bar about once a month. Hope you're doing well and I miss seeing you perform. Take care, Mark

Date: July 04, 2014 at 17:44:27 (CDT)
Name: Steve Coury
City & State: Minneapolis MN
Comments: My friend and neighbor Eric Angell talked with you yesterday in the Midtown Market. Eric tells me that you'll be performing at the little stage there across from the Produce Exchange. I'd like to come round and bring a few friends. No a big crowd, nor a rowdy bunch. I'm a Minnesotan. When will you be there?

Date: June 26, 2014 at 02:25:32 (CDT)
Name: Adolf Stehle
City & State: St. George, Utah
Comments: Michael, you probably don't remember me but we were classmates at North High School. I could not make it to the 50 year reunion due to illness. I have enjoyed your music over the years and still enjoy listening on my Ipod. I have never seen you in concert and am thinking of driving from St. George to Evanston for your concert on Sept. 11. It is about a 5 hour drive and I would like to be able to say hello to you before or after the show if that would be possible. Hope to see you on Sept. 11.

Date: June 18, 2014 at 13:49:38 (CDT)
Name: Sabrina
City & State: Volant, Pa
Comments: I am so happy that you had a couple of your older CD's on the site to sell. Thank you for that.

Also, I wish you would have play somewhere close to Pittsburgh. I don't believe you have been anywhere near here in forever. I know it's difficult if you don't have a couple bookings around the same area but it would be nice.

Thank you for still singing.


Date: May 24, 2014 at 03:37:30 (CDT)
Name: Randy Abrams
City & State: Virginia beach, va
Comments: Hi Michael,
I have been listening to you for about 2 years on pandora. Totally awesome stuff. Do you ever tour anymore? Would it be possible to get an autographed photo. It would be so cool.i am glad you have this website so fans can reach out tou you. It would be even more cool to meet you in person. Anyway, great work. Take care, randy

Date: May 12, 2014 at 15:09:41 (CDT)
Name: Dan madison
City & State: altamont, ny
Comments: Big fan for years! Have had the privilege of seeing in person a few times. Glad to see that you are recording!! Best of luck.

Date: April 12, 2014 at 19:28:27 (CDT)
Name: Gary Starr
City & State: Pound ridge,New York
Comments: Hi Michael my wife Lorraine and I were going down memory lane tonight.i was the mgr at l94 in Miami and you were nice to do a few concerts for me at a price I could afford.One was with Earl Klough and you were fabulous.We had dinner later at Miami Marina.We follow your career and continue to wish you all the best. Gary Starr

Date: April 12, 2014 at 11:22:45 (CDT)
Name: Bob
City & State: Rochester, mn
Comments: Michael,
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the intimate concert in Chatfield. Yours is truly "a gift" shared with your audience and in Fililpino/English we should die when we hear your songs. We enjoyed your song "Bristlecone Pine", but didn't see it on your CD's. I guess there's only so much room on a disc.
thanks, Bob

Date: April 09, 2014 at 05:09:44 (CDT)
Name: Janet Wilson
City & State: Seattle, WA
Comments: Dear Michael,

I'm a longtime radio personality and played your music first, in 1978/1979 on both KPNW, then KUGN, Eugene, OR. I've lived and worked in Seattle since 1984. My former station, AM 880 KIXI, where I was a DJ for 9 years, still plays "Bluer than Blue." That song is so beautiful, I stop whatever I'm doing in the house when it comes on the radio and just listen. I still have the album it was on. So glad to see you are still performing. I looked at your tour itinerary and didn't see any West Coast dates. There are many wonderful venues in the Seattle area. I think you would love performing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA. I've seen Al Stewart and Christopher Cross there in the past several years. It is wonderful you are still doing what you love. Have a lovely Spring and Summer. Janet Wilson

Date: January 29, 2014 at 14:45:56 (CST)
Name: Jenny
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: Michael:

I just purchased a CD, "The Folkscene Collection, Volume III", JUST to get your version of "Ghost in This House". You did not disappoint - love your version of this classic by Hugh Prestwood. Hard to decide if I like your version better or that of Alison Krauss. They are both so good!!! Maybe you two could do another duet like that one you did of "Whenever I Call You Friend". lol. Anyway, thanks for the music!!! You are a music great, just like the late, great Pete Seeger. You are a legend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: January 26, 2014 at 18:23:36 (CST)
Name: Nancy Pearson Johnson
City & State: Bismarck, ND
Comments: I just purchased your "Then & Now" CD to take a trip down memory lane....it was fantastic - LOVED your duet with Alison Krauss. I also have to tell you I had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend of ours perform in Bismarck, ND last week and loved your contribution to his work...after 20 long years I finally got to feel his heart through the music. What a powerful emotion. Thank you for contributing your talent to "Somewhere Up in Bismarck" and "Moon River" - it was absolutely beautiful

Date: January 16, 2014 at 13:09:35 (CST)
Name: Ken Parrott
City & State: Louisville KY
Comments: Michael,
I had the honor to get to see you perform in Indianapolis a couple of months ago. We spoke about you coming to Louisville KY, and I told you I would reach out to some venues here to possibly bring you here. I finally spoke to the Rudyard Kipling (www.therudyardkipling.com)this morning and believe they will contact you very soon about a date for a show here in Louisville. I sure hope it works out, I am still a huge fan and look forward to seeing you again! Good Luck, Best Wishes and Safe Travels!

Date: January 01, 2014 at 17:55:03 (CST)
Name: Paul Horrisberger
City & State: Mankato, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
Carol and I thought that your St. Peter concert in December was great!
It felt like we were sitting in a living room and you were interacting on a one to one basis with friends. It's always nice to see you again. You asked me to send an email and I'm sorry that I took so long since the concert. My cell # is 507-340-7504.

Have a Happy New Year!

Paul and Carol Horrisberger

Date: December 14, 2013 at 22:37:36 (CST)
Name: Jerry Connolly
City & State: Schaumburg IL
Comments: Just a note on the Elgin concert, Awesome as always, also considering the the guitar was cracked a masterful job pf getting through the show. I usually catch you at Gustavus but the weather was so bad I decided to wait a day and see you here. Have a great holiday, I am sure now that I have gotten my MJ fix the holiday spirit will begin grow. Jerry

Date: December 09, 2013 at 14:59:05 (CST)
Name: Jenny
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: Michael:

It was announced today that a very popular singer/songwriter will be going on a world tour in 2014. I checked out the price of tickets for his show and saw that the price ranges anywhere form $399.00 to $799.00 a ticket, depending on where you sit. And I was thinking to myself: that I'd rather see and hear you perform than almost anyone else. Your humor, your humble spirit, your immense talent both as a musician and as a singer - it all adds up to one very, very talented artist. May God bless you and yours in this holiday season. Here is wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for the music! I truly listen to your songs ALL OF THE TIME!!!! Best medicine EVER!!!

Date: December 02, 2013 at 18:20:48 (CST)
Name: Bob Damon
City & State: Apple Valley, MN
Comments: Michael, enjoyed a great show at the Crossings in Zumbrota last Saturday night. Thank you for the heart-felt music and delightful banter, even from your "Flemish friend".

As I said when meeting you downstairs before the performance, I have been following your music since the mid-70's when my sister gave me your first album. The classical-folk style really appealed to me, and I was hooked. And your music ministers to my soul on a regular basis.

We will try to see you again, for another performance.

Date: November 25, 2013 at 14:41:38 (CST)
Name: Misty Y.
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: Michael: Question: At the Indy acoustic cafe show that you performed on Saturday, November 16th, you sang a song that I cannot find anywhere. I really don't know how to go about finding it because I am unsure of the title. I have never heard it before, and if you google: "I am so lonely", you get all sorts of song lyrics, but not of that particular song. In the song, it mentioned the songwriter of "Amazing Grace" and how he felt on the slave ship that he was on one night, shouting out "I am so lonely" and the slaves below answered, "We are too". That's what I remember. It was a very compelling song. What is the title please? Great performance by the way. Please come back to Charleston, WV soon!

Date: November 24, 2013 at 04:07:25 (CST)
City & State: united states
Comments: I am Miss Lucy Hollywood., From united states of America.I will start by saying to all that have experience heart break and also cant do with out there lover should please stop here and read up my story, So as you will know how to go solving or getting your ex back from this spell caster..AND AGAIN I WILL WANT TO ALSO TELL ALL THAT THIS SPELL CASTER I WILL WANT TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT IS HARMLESS AND DO NOT HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECT, BUT TO RESTORE AND GIVE YOU BACK WHAT YOU DESERVE, COS WHEN I MEET WITH THIS SPELL CASTER THAT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY THE WIFE OF MY BOSS IN MY WORKING PLACE, HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE CAN CAST SPELL ON SO MANY OTHER PROBLEMS EXCEPT IN GETTING YOUR EX OR MAKING YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU MORE THAT WILL SUITE YOU. Last year December, My lover was cheating on me and was not also give me the attention that a man should give to a woman,And really that was troubling my mind and tearing my heart apart to the extent that i was not concentrating in the office the way i use to before the break up by my lover.And before that incident,I always see how my boss use to love his wife so much. I was binging to think that i was not doing the right thing to him that will make him love me forever,So i really gathered my courage and went to my boss wife office to ask her the secret that made her husband love her so dearly,In the first place she refused in telling me,She asked me why i am asking her such a question,That if is it not normal for every man to love his wife.I told her the reason that made me ask her about this question,That my lover started cheating on me lately,When i knelt down before her for her to see my seriousness in this issue that i went to ask her,She opened up to me by telling me that i should not tell anybody about what she want to tell me,The wife to my boss started to say to me that she used a very powerful spell on his husband to love her,And the spell that she used is harmless, But the spell is just to make him love her and never to look for any other woman except her. I QUICKLY ASK HER HOW DID SHE GET TO KNOW THIS GREAT,POWER,DURABLE AND PERFECT WORK SPELL CASTER,she said that a friend of hers also introduce her to him. Then i also ask her how i can meet with this spell caster.SHE SAID EVERYTHING TO ME,THAT THE NAME OF THIS SPELL CASTER IS Dr. DAHIRU TEMPLE. My next question to her was how can i get this wonderful spell caster,She said she is going to give me the email of the spell caster for me to contact him for my problem,Really she gave to me this spell caster email and i contacted him and explained all to him,And after every thing that needed to be done by the spell caster, In the next two days, My lover that hated me so much came to house begging for forgiveness and i was so glad that i have finally gotten my heart desire..I was so grateful to this spell caster for what he has done for my life.. So i made a promise to him that i will always continue telling the world about his wonderful work towards me and also to other that came to you before and also the people that will also get to you from my story that i narrated online now.. I will want to say to the entire world that you should not cry over noting again, That there is a great man that has been helping individuals to restore there Joy and smile in there faces !! The direct email to get this man is : arewaspecialisttemple@yahoo.com This is what i want to tell you all out there,That is thinking that all hope is lost ok..Thanks

Date: November 18, 2013 at 08:48:36 (CST)
Name: Ken Parrott
City & State: Louisville KY
Comments: Michael,
I was awesome to finally meet you and hear you in person! It was a great night and I appreciate you sharing all your stories especially about your daughter. Thank you for being so open, it made the evening more special for my wife and I. Look forward to seeing you down the road, maybe in Louisville!

Date: November 16, 2013 at 21:43:07 (CST)
Name: Lori Sexton Olivier
Comments: Dear Michael, You didn't disappoint! Over 30 years have passed since I heard you at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
You were fabulous!!

You still have your sense of humor. You're still HOT!

For a time, after college, I listened to your albums all-the-time. They carried me. Thank you!

For those of us, with no talent...what you have, "is a gift". Seriously.

I had a wonderful time hearing you in Indianapolis this evening.

I hope your life is happy and contented. You've brought much to me over the years. It was a pleasant walk down memory lane.

Thank you.


Date: November 11, 2013 at 10:55:46 (CST)
Name: Gary Bowman
City & State: Syracuse New York
Comments: Don't know if you can answer this. Is there any correlation between Looking For Rainbows and Two Ships That past In The Moonlight. thought it could be about you with a change in the ending thinking it would finish better if you said you were the child born. Hope you could answer this but understand if you can't.

Date: November 11, 2013 at 09:46:27 (CST)
Name: Gary Bowman
City & State: Syracuse New York
Comments: Just wanted to say how we loved the Sellers-ville concert in PA.and to thank you for very graciously spending a few minutes of your time with us after the show. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and enjoying your new album.Still smiling too when I think of Blew By You. I hope you do get back to this area again soon.

Date: November 01, 2013 at 14:46:52 (CDT)
Name: Lee Pruett
City & State: Denver, CO
Comments: Hey Michael, love the new CD and looking forward to seeing you in Denver in February. -- Lee Pruett

Date: October 12, 2013 at 06:55:00 (CDT)
Name: Larry and Fran Chiagouris
City & State: Madison CT
Comments: Was at the concert last evening. Loved it! Loved the material from long ago and the new songs too. Hope you come back to The Kate or some location in CT. Good luck!!

Date: September 26, 2013 at 12:04:10 (CDT)
Name: Terri
City & State: Piney View, WV
Comments: Michael:

I have an album request for your next album: How about a remake of
"Always" that you did with Roberto Bianco, only you sing and play alone - so it would only be you! Not to dismiss his talent in any way - I just would love to hear your version of those songs. And your kids are right - you are an "Artist" in the truest sense of the word. And a pretty nice guy too. I finally got to read all of those articles that you wrote on "The Solo Performer" for the "Performing Songwriter". Very informative. I love your sense of humor. You make learning fun. Keep on keeping on - your fans (me included) appreciate you so very much! Best of luck to you and yours now and in the future.

Date: September 22, 2013 at 12:20:13 (CDT)
Name: Jenny
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: Michael:

Really love your music and your "style", especially on the guitar. Would love to see another album (do they still call them that?) come out soon - loved the latest one, "Moonlit Deja Vu". On the next one, would you consider adding the selections of: "Fate of Fireflies", "Oklahoma Stray", "When She Smiles at Him" and and old favorite that I believe you had a hand in writing, but I haven't heard a version of you singing it: "Circus". Also, I believe it's time for a "Then and Now, Part Two" CD, with a newer version of "I Can't Get to You From Here". I like the version on this site better than the one on your old album "Home Free" simply because of the music involved. Your voice is so pure that all you need is the guitar to accompany it. I mean it, and you obviously know it, which is why your concerts are mostly "one on one" and we fans love it that way! But we also need another "Then and Now" album with some of your fans' favorites on it. Although, I must say the song "You Sure Fooled Me" on the "You Can Call Me Blue" album, is fantastic with Tom Snow on the piano. Great song! I believe you could sing anything and make it sound terrific. Hey,that idea that one your fans wrote about you writing an auto- biography sounds like a great idea too. Sign me up for a copy or two. It would make a great gift for someone.

Date: September 18, 2013 at 12:13:02 (CDT)
Name: Misty Yvonne
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: Could someone please tell me if there is still going to be a concert
by MJ at the Carnegie Community Arts Center in Somerset, KY, scheduled
for Friday, February 14th, 2014? It is on the schedule on this website, but when I called the telephone number listed on the site, they were seriously lacking in information, and would not let me buy tickets for the concert, saying that this concert had not yet been booked. I'd really like to attend as all of the other concerts are too far away for me. Please someone respond with an answer. It would be greatly appreciated. A fan.

Date: September 17, 2013 at 11:09:18 (CDT)
Name: Diane Giddens, Director, Carnegie Community Arts Center
City & State: Somerset, Ky. 42503
Comments: Michael, Please contact me asap. I would like to know who set up this concert, the details and your contact person. I am the Director of the Carnegie, and need to get an update.
Thank you.
Diane Giddens

Date: September 09, 2013 at 20:36:06 (CDT)
Name: Jim Hintz
City & State: Wisconsin rapids ,WI
Comments: Michael,

I am very glad to see you are coming to the McMillan theater in my town on Thursday night. As a child in the 70's I loved growing up in the singer-songwriter era of music. You and Paul Davis were early favorites of mine for your wonderful voice and guitar playing. I am very excited that I can see you play live. "Bluer than Blue", "Almost Like Being in Love", and "This Night Won't Last Forever" are three of my all-time favorite recordings from any artist. While not a big country fan, "Give Me Wings" has grown on me, and your duet with Allison Krauss seems better to me than even the original Loggins/Nicks duet. Thank you for a lifetime of beautiful music. I can't wait to see you on Thursday.

A Longtime fan,


Date: September 09, 2013 at 11:59:00 (CDT)
Name: Pierre De Guire
City & State: montreal quebec canada
Comments: I Michel I am from Quebec province in Canada I was wondering if you plan to make a concert in Québec province i am a fan of yours and the spirit of your writings and music I am a musician and writher also we have all summer all king of festival this is a personnel invitation please come visit us we miss you.

Date: August 28, 2013 at 09:18:19 (CDT)
Name: Kimberly Borg
City & State: Lake, Michigan
Comments: I love your song this night wont last forever is my favorite song.Buti can not find anywhere.you should re-release that .can you tell me what store i could get that song

Date: August 25, 2013 at 14:48:30 (CDT)
Name: Misty Yvonne
City & State: Beckley, WV
Comments: I am enjoying listening to a revival of sorts of your music. Have to excuse my "ignorance". I missed a lot of your music while I was raising my two boys, but I am making up for it now. You are very good - very, very good. I enjoy watching you play guitar on the old videos on this site. I am hoping to attend one of your upcoming concerts perhaps. Missed the one in Charleston, WV last January. Looks like Sommerset, KY is my best bet on Feb. 14. Would you ever, ever consider doing an autobiography of your life? You know, you just hire a ghost writer, tell them everything from A-Z, and presto, you have a book! I'm sure dedicated fans would love reading about the exciting life you have led. Please consider it. As I stated in another section of this website, John Denver wrote one, and he didn't even study guitar in Spain! Please consider it - you have a gift with words. You have a beautiful voice too. The world is a better place because of you. God bless you and the best of luck in the future. Love the music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: August 10, 2013 at 08:00:05 (CDT)
Name: Jay Williams
City & State: Vero Beach, Florida
Comments: I first heard Michael Johnson when I was a student, about 1968, when he performed at Edison Junior College (now Edison State College) in Fort Myers, Florida. It was the first time I ever heard anybody do "Mr. Bojangles" live, and he did it superbly. Even then, quite a while before "There is a Breeze" was released, he showed remarkable talent and the ability to communicate strong feeling to his audience.

Date: August 07, 2013 at 22:45:30 (CDT)
City & State: USA
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Date: August 05, 2013 at 12:15:50 (CDT)
Name: Valerie Yatckoske
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: Michael, I am a few days early, but want to wish you a very happy birthday. I can't imagine what the world would have been like with no MJ. Thank you for all the wonderful music, which I listen to almost daily. Happy birthday to you and may God rain blessings down on you always.

Date: August 03, 2013 at 09:31:53 (CDT)
Name: linda Clark
City & State: martinsville, va 24112
Comments: Am so glad to find this! A loooong time ago, Mike came to our Patrick Henry Comm. College. No ads. Just a poster. About 16 people showed up. I was in the front row and taped the whole thing w/a Sony deck. It was magical. Mike stayed at our house and we played around the kitchen table that night. Fortunately, he came back in a few months. Again, in the front row, I taped the whole thing. Sally was with him, not yet married. I was able to follow them to some regional college concerts and taped the sound checks and performances. I still have them, love them, and play them for my guitar students who love acoustic music. Have copies of the vinyls of that time frame. Then have lost touch.

Date: July 29, 2013 at 21:14:47 (CDT)
Name: Marq
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Comments: I am a host of a radio show on WRFG FM 89.3 or WRFG.org. It is called What the Folk?! Sure would like to have some MP3s to air. Go to WRFG.org, program schedule, Peachstate Festival, and programs and you will find playlists from my shows. Contact me, please. There is a Breeze, Walk me round Your Garden for my show on Kindness, Compassion, & Mercy on August 13. Thanks much.

Date: July 22, 2013 at 11:43:04 (CDT)
Name: Susie Mogan
City & State: Cohasset, Mn
Comments: Hi Michael. I see that you have a gig at the Reif in September. Do you need a place to stay?

Date: May 26, 2013 at 21:38:57 (CDT)
Name: charlie
City & State: Cascabel AZ
Comments: years ago I attempted some flamenco.

i love your Emilio ..

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Date: May 24, 2013 at 08:22:49 (CDT)
Name: Jimmy Johnson
City & State: telluride
Comments: The other day, "This Night Won't Last Forever" came on the radio, and I started to remember a time back in the early 80s when I was living in Nashville. A girl I knew had an extra ticket/backstage access to see you - I think it was at the Tennessee Theatre, and we went. I remember the place was mostly empty, and we were able to get a front row seat. Though there was hardly any folks there, I do remember you putting on a amazing show. You were doing a solo gig, with just your voice, songs, and guitar playing. It was outstanding. After the show I got to meet you backstage, and for a few minutes we spoke. Though the gig was not well attended, I do remember that you seemed as if you just played to a packed house at Yankee Stadium. And, when we met you, you were kind, attentive, and very courteous to both of us. That was over 30yrs ago, one show, 10 minutes, and the kind of impression you made. Thanks.

Date: May 21, 2013 at 14:08:26 (CDT)
Name: Ann (Pelletier) Cummins
City & State: Frederick Md
Comments: I see where Boothbay is on your agenda once again. How well and with fond memories I remember that Boothbay summer of '64... you on the radio with Dan Kelley and more... Even my parents who live neaby and in their 90's remember you and a few buddies waterskiing at the lake. Yup, guess its true: old memories are the last to go.

My annual Mid-coast Maine month ends June 30th ( I go to renew my spirit, pick poorly on guitar, blow a harp and paint pastels) so our paths won't cross as they did several times in Summit County CO. Hope life is treating you well and my best to you and your family.

Ann Pelletier

Date: May 10, 2013 at 21:01:30 (CDT)
Name: Val Yatckoske
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: Michael,
It meant so much to me to have your new CD. My best friend who was like a mom to me, was very ill and in hospice. Her last few days here on earth I was able to take your CD and play it for her on a CD player the hospice nurse brought me to use. Marcia and I had been to several of your concerts together-she loved all your music, but especially Ponies and The Moon is still over her Shoulder. It was comforting to have your voice in the room. I am hopeful that she could hear the music--I feel as though she could even though there was no outward expression or acknowledgment. I told her it was her own private concert with Michael (she always called you Michael, not using your last name). Thank you. Like always your music is a blessing.

Date: May 10, 2013 at 11:29:02 (CDT)
Name: Jimmy
City & State: TX
Comments: Michael, always been a big fan of your music. Bluer Than Blue always takes me back to my high school days talking with a girl friend of mine every night( can't help from reflexing back and having a few tears in my eyes and thinking of her). We have gone our seperate ways since then but you never know when things will change. I hope you make it to Dallas TX some time in the future for a concert. I enjoyed your picture album of your family. I hope your family is doing well. Keep putting out the great music that you have always done.

Date: April 28, 2013 at 18:18:55 (CDT)
Name: Dan Madison
City & State: Altamont NY
Comments: I have enjoyed Michael's music for years. A truly unique artist. I have seen Michael live twice and was a beautiful experience.

Date: April 26, 2013 at 13:04:33 (CDT)
Name: Mark Pearson
City & State: Port Ludlow, Washington
Comments: Just a note to say how much I am enjoying your new CD. In my life there have been a few musical collaborations-Glenn Yarbrough with Rod McKuen-Glenn Campbell and Jimmy Webb-and you and Hugh Prestwood that have consistently created magic. Thank you. I still remember sharing the stage with you in Colorado years ago. Again, thank you.

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Date: March 13, 2013 at 16:54:33 (CDT)
Name: Val Yatckoske
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I received Moonlit Deja Vu in the mail today and I have played it several times. It's a wonderful CD; thank you for making it. I especially enjoy One Mile Apart and hearing your daughter singing on it.
Thank you for all the music. I listen to it frequently and it always is a balm to my spirit. I have great memories of the concerts I saw during the 80s and 90s. Take care and I hope you are doing well. Spring is almost here!

Date: March 11, 2013 at 19:47:31 (CDT)
Name: Val
City & State: Minneapolis MN
Comments: Michael,
I have been playing your music so much lately, especially my old favorites such as Mad Musicians and There is a Breeze. I have been enjoying your music since about 1978 when I was in high school. I have been to several of your after-Christmas concerts here in MN and each one was special to me. Your sons Leo and Stan are close in age to my daughter, so some of the stories you told during the concerts about your kids made me laugh. I could really relate to them.
My heart has been heavy lately with some family concerns, and your voice just calms me. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us.
Take care. I hope this finds you in good health.

Date: March 02, 2013 at 22:06:43 (CST)
Name: flygrlwwings
City & State: juneau alaska
Comments: your songs still make me cry

Date: February 26, 2013 at 11:41:23 (CST)
Name: Morgan McKenna
City & State: Centennial, Colorado
Comments: Michael,

I attended the Glenwood Springs concert. Went to St. Olaf - let you into the women's gym one Saturday morning. Have been a fan ever since.

Just wanted you to know that your work is as luminous as ever. Probably more so in my mind. I am a musician and photographer. Your songs have followed me into the wilds of many places as I've traveled, a soundtrack to many a photo shoot.

If you ever need images to accompany your work in any way, just ask. You can see some of my photos on mckennaimage.com.

And I have done home concert benefits featuring musicians, including William Ackerman. Would love to talk about possibilities if you're interested.

Date: February 11, 2013 at 18:54:41 (CST)
Name: Naomi Goodin
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Hi Michael, I want to thank you again for signing your CD for my friend, Rich Chaffee, after the show at the Bluebird last week. Rich and I go way back, to college days in Macomb, IL (where I was a big fan of his music then), and I was delighted to hear that he really likes you too. Also, I want to thank you again for recording some more Hugh Prestwood songs - you mentioned that you and he are brothers and that is so true. I like the way you've done all those of his, but "That's That" still blows me away. I'll never forget the first time I heard it - it was one of those pull-off-the-road-and-listen moments. So glad that you did the latest CD and I hope it does well for you!


Date: February 11, 2013 at 08:31:18 (CST)
Name: steve crawford
City & State: Austin, Tex
Comments: Michael. The world needs another "moon is still over". I know you've got the 'stuff', but let me help you write it - no one knows the essence of that song better than I do (you should hear it with my harmony ) or feels it where we do - in the music soul. Plus, I live the song, not just sing it - I've been married to the same crazy, beautiful lady for for 43 years and she is 'still turning my head'. Anyway, I am your 217th biggest fan - any more than that and it gets kinda creepy - good stuff for years, bro - thanks for ALL the creative pleasure. Steve

Date: February 07, 2013 at 17:58:50 (CST)
Name: Sherry (and John) Bowen
City & State: Chicago, IL
Comments: Just heard you Saturday night at Accoustic Renaissance in Hinsdale, IL. Spoke briefly with you afterwards. Love your playing and technique & figured you'd had to have been taught by Spaniards. Barcelona, I was right. I had only one request for you for last Saturday and you opened with it: Bristle Cone Pine. Have been following you since the late 1980's with ever more enjoyment. Best of luck for the future and please do come back to Chicago again!

Date: February 05, 2013 at 09:50:12 (CST)
Name: Stephen Crawford
City & State: Austin, Tex
Comments: Michael. Like you, I started playing gtar at age 13 - a used goya that I bought at a pawn shop in 1960. I would listen to 'Americana', (folk,country,bluegrass,spiritual,mountain music) anything that had essence and ethic. I put myself thru under grad/grad school doing weekend solo acoustic - bought a nice Martin D35 and played songs that I liked and songs that I wrote. I didn't discover your music until I was back home from the military, 1975, but I have loved your honesty and integrity from the start. Thanks for not selling out to mainstream. a fellow musician/fan sc

Date: February 04, 2013 at 21:28:19 (CST)
Name: Tim & Nancy Vogel
City & State: LaConner, Washington
Comments: Michael, we are very excited about your new album and have ordered it. We are happy to see you still loving the music and out there performing. We cherish your visit to the Anacortes Arts Festival several years ago and hope that we can get you back to our area.

Date: February 04, 2013 at 21:12:34 (CST)
Name: Paul Ashley
City & State: Wheaton, IL
Comments: I saw Michael in concert for the second time last Saturday in Hinsdale, Illinois and the experience was every bit as unforgettable as the first. Michael's artistry, showmanship, and evident down-to- earth and gentle humanity shine through every time he takes the stage. I'm already planning on getting my mom to one of his next concerts.

Date: February 03, 2013 at 12:44:52 (CST)
Name: Dennis & Barb
Comments: Michael: My wife and I attended your concert this past Fri in Cedar Rapids. It was a birthday present to my wife. Afterwards we waited in line to get your autograph and I asked you a question. I asked if your hands cramped up while you were playing and your response was "yes" and you asked me if I could tell.. I answered "yes" but I meant that NOT in your playing ability (God knows I could not play like that on a good day) but the stretching of your fingers playing the chords so intense. SO what I am saying is I could not detect any problems caused by your cramping in your music. I am sure that it bothers you some. I do some woodworking and I have experienced it also. another subject: Your daughters reconciliation....My wife and I lost our oldest daughter to murder. I cannot express enough how important it is to keep them in your life. when it comes down to it --our family and friends are all that matter in life. Thanks Dennis. We absolutly enjoy your music, and plan on seeing you perform again, maybe in Grand Marias, or somewhere else up there. we like the "coffee house" atmosphere, it is so much more personal.

Date: February 02, 2013 at 18:32:53 (CST)
Name: Nicole Hertzberg
City & State: Minnetonka, MN
Comments: Dear Mr. Johnson,

I don't know how to begin to say thank you. But.....thank you so very much for your music and lyrics. NO one sings or plays like you do. I have been listening to your music since I was about the age you started with music, I guess. I have followed most of your career - by internet. I also have several of your albums. I am so impressed by your technique and deep feelings that flow from your voice. I just can't even believe your guitar skills!!! Thank you for loving music and continuing your studies.

On a side note, I love music, singing, and dance but, haven't excelled in any one area for lack of opportunities and timing of course. C'est ma vie!

Anyway, I hope you'll make plans to play in Minneapolis soon. I so wish I could see you live.

Thank you for your time. Have a pleasant day!

And much(more) success to you,

Love from a fan,

Nicole Hertzberg

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Date: January 15, 2013 at 15:14:38 (CST)
Name: Preston
City & State: Parkersburg, WV
Comments: Had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Johnson in Charleston, WV last week. Amazing. Singer, songwriter, entertainer, comedian and super nice man. Everything a true artist should be.

Date: January 13, 2013 at 20:19:33 (CST)
Name: Michael McDonald
City & State: Yankton SD
Comments: Heard your interview with SD Public Radio last week. You made the comment that you are a "good Catholic boy" -- if you find yourself looking for a "inspirational tune" for a religious music CD think about contacting me. I have some nice tunes I wrote for my daughter some years ago when she decided to be a cantor at Mass (she was 10)--gave up on being a good Catholic -- just hope like hell that my Maker figures I tried my best to be a good Christian. Take care!

Date: January 09, 2013 at 12:27:52 (CST)
Name: Luke Havumaki
City & State: Faribault, MN
Comments: Looking forward to tomorrow night at Shattuck. Probably seventh or eighth concert from Bemidji in the 70's. Favorite memory is Mr. Arthur's Place at BSU. Magical song.

Date: December 26, 2012 at 16:39:41 (CST)
Name: Karen Lollar
City & State: Brighton, CO
Comments: Thank you for your music. Would love to find the piano sheet music for Bristlecone pine. Any suggestions?

Date: December 05, 2012 at 09:17:17 (CST)
Name: Karen Bruder
City & State: Memphis, TN
Comments: Dear Michael, My husband and I first saw you at Hamline University when you played with John Denver. We have been fans of yours ever since. Our Christmas gift to each other is tickets to see you in Memphis this February (2013). Is there any way we can meet you personally before or after the show?

Also, I thought I would mention some of our favorite songs just in case you can include them in the concert. There is a Breeze, Cain and Able (both old and new versions) Mr. Arthurs Place, Dirty Hands and Dirty Feet (which really made us cry when we took our son to college). Look forward to seeing you in Feb. Keep on singing/writing....we believe you are one of the best there is.

Date: November 19, 2012 at 14:58:19 (CST)
Name: Doug Edwards
City & State: Rowlett, TX
Comments: Michael, you are such a talent!! I recently added several of your songs to my Rhapsody Playlist..."Give Me Wings", "Bluer Than Blue", "Moon Over Her Shoulder", and "That's That". It's so good to hear these songs again...and again...and again! My wife and I saw you live at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, Tx several years ago. It was at that point that we realized what a terrific guitarist you are and what a wonderful personality you have. Your humor and your music made for one of the best live musical experiecnes I have had. We already knew what a great singer/songwriter you were, but you are definitely the entire package. Bset to you in the future and we would love to see and hear you again.

Date: November 17, 2012 at 22:37:33 (CST)
Name: Ron Kolb
City & State: St. Paul MN
Comments: Thanks for the great show tonight at Creek House!

Date: November 13, 2012 at 21:43:07 (CST)
Name: Dave Eliason
City & State: Spicer, MN
Comments: Michael, I've been enjoying your music since my college days (1971-76). Got most of your albums on LP's. I've even tried to learn some of your arrangements. Just got a copy of your new CD - wonderful songs, your brilliant guitar playing and even your daughter's voice singing with you! What a treat! I hope to catch a show when you're in the area, maybe up in Alexandria? By the way, are your arrangements available anywhere? I'd love to try and learn a few of them. Thanks and all the best.
Dave Eliason

Date: November 12, 2012 at 19:43:05 (CST)
Name: Ben Bratcher
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: I was going through my collection of cassette tapes and found "Michael Johnson, Then and Now" which is filled with many of my favorite songs--not just Michael Johnson songs--but all time favorite songs. Michael performed at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky during the late 1970's when I was a student there. He was great and I became a huge fan of his. I was sitting on the front row with my date, in a cast from my toes to my hips as I was recovering from knee surgery as a result of an intramural football injury. The songs he performed that night and the years that followed have resonated with me for over thirty years. "The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder", "Give Me Wings", "Bluer Than Blue" and "This Night Won't Last Forever" are all favorites of mine that bring back many wonderful memories each time I sing them to myself or hear them.

Anyway--thank you Michael for the music and the pictures you have painted through your gifts.

Date: November 11, 2012 at 22:48:44 (CST)
Name: Marianne Amato Alonzi
City & State: Arvada, Colorado
Comments: Michael,
I am a 1963 graduate of Holy Family High School. I attended your 50th Class Reunion last year because I married your classmate, Danny Alonzi. We are currently planning our 50th reunion, scheduled for August 2013. Let me know if you might be in Denver at that time and if you would be interested in coming to our reunion. We have activities planned for August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Hope to hear from you!

Date: October 22, 2012 at 08:15:41 (CDT)
Name: Margo Herbert
City & State: Superior WI
Comments: Michael,
Thanks for the great show Saturday night at Amazing Grace Bakery in Duluth. It is good to have you back in this area. I hope you come back soon. And Thank you for singing Bristlecone Pine in remembrance of Dan. I know he was listening!

The Chocolate Briber,
Margo Herbert

Date: October 12, 2012 at 18:51:56 (CDT)
Name: Dano Beal
City & State: Seattle WA (formerly Vail, CO)
Comments: Hi Michael!.... I sure miss you..... Helll, I hope you even remember me. I wrote a while back, but wasn't sure if you got the MSG..... I'm living in Seattle now....remember when PBS filmed you in Spokane and we got to visit a bit?...or playing in the old foundry in Minturn near Vail?..... I sure hope all is well with you and the family... AND I hope we can reconnect. All the best buddy!

Date: October 09, 2012 at 19:16:07 (CDT)
Name: roxann galle
City & State: albuqerque, nm 87108
Comments: michael
are you ever coming to new mexico??????
i miss your music............
i miss you!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: October 09, 2012 at 18:51:13 (CDT)
Name: Brad & Suzette
City & State: Minnetonka, MN
Comments: Dear Michael:
We attended your concert in Hopkins last Saturday evening; what a terrific performance. We have been fans of yours since college (late 70s/early 80s) and thank you for providing the soundtrack for both making out and crying our eyes out (sometimes simultaneously!). Having adopted our daughter 5 years ago and having lost Brad's Dad only a couple of weeks ago, songs like "One Mile Apart" and "Kiss Me Goodbye" had us weeping like children. I am sure the couple sitting in front of us thought we were having seizures. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for so many years. Wishing you the continued success you deserve. All the best, Brad & Suzette P.S. How about using adoption as a theme for the next song you write...we'll split the royalties with you.

Date: October 08, 2012 at 23:11:11 (CDT)
Name: Gerry
City & State: Buffalo Grove Il. 60062
Comments: Dear Micheal, words can not describe the love I have for you and your built-in-soul-ready-to go-music. When I 1st saw you play it was Wayyyyy.back..at Amazing Grace back in Evanston Il....of 1975. SNL just came on the air the 1st time.
Me and my 3 buddy got to sit at the front row at the lip of the stage. We are looking up at you sitting on your chair just spell bind...My friend had a old mono cradle handle panasonic tape cassette at the lip of the stage and when you were playing (I don't recall the name of the song) the cassette clicked to stop- (OH crap its the END of side A) So you (God love you) pick up on the clicky sound -then you looked down and said to my friend "Ok turn the tape over - I wait" ...which my buddy bee-lined to the recorder and flipped the tape then with a few inches of FWD and hit the record. - You then picked up at the last chord during and carried on with out missing a beat.....Oh this was total Coolness if you could imagine.
Well to say the least -You really become our hero and friend that night...
Now As I move through the years to a youthful 56.
I play about 6 songs of yours and 6 of John Denver to tell the story of both you and your career crossed paths. Because of this - I play for the love of your music an it's neat how folks comment on the art of your craftmanship..It's like having gig-tip engine in my pocked. Any how your music and my career took me into the realm of IT systems support which gave me 2 open heart surgeries due to stress. But rest assure this allows me to recalibrate and unwind with your sweet music on weekends which I now play at local Cafe's. ...So if I may say these words onto you -Please take good care of yourself ..eat your vegtables and please stick around so I can enter the 3 rd act of my life with you at the helm. OK?
AS it is, I will try to make your Hindsdale Il, gig in Feb 2013..
Now -Do you think I could have your autograph to be written on and old worn LP called "There is a Breeze" ? Or is your access to the general public restricted due to security reasons ? If so I understand.. If i can get a Pix of you and my wife this would be great.
When I played "Mov'in in the same circles" on the 3rd date with my guitar. In doing so I got her to marry me and have been since 1981.Not bad considering its a song about breaking up -Eh? So take a bow if you so desire. It's a great timeless tune no doubt.

So allow me to wrap this up by saying thanks and many more for even thinking about playing the next great tune....It's all good my friend.

Please write back if you have a moment to spare...In the meantime, see you at the Hinsdale show :)

Best Regards,


Date: October 08, 2012 at 12:57:22 (CDT)
Name: Scott Davidson
City & State: Missoula, MT
Comments: Dear Michael -

I just ordered The Early Albums after receiving There is a Breeze just last week and realizing that I also needed For All You Mad Musicians. Your stuff isn't easy to find, so I'm glad I found it on your site.

Both There is a Breeze and For All You Mad Musicians were important albums for me when they came out, such a clear presence, such skill and such a wonderful voice. They've become even more important recently as I've joined the bulk of my friends who are performing artists and started doing some shows with a longtime friend of mine (Stephen Jackman -- you should check him out). I've lost myself in the guitar the last 10 years after being solely a literary artist for decades. After a lifetime of being a musician and a writer and never having the two intersect, I now have a CD's worth of songs I've written and am already writing for a second. And the more important music as become, the larger place it's made for itself in my life, the more I've wanted to hear Pilot Me, Troubled for You, May You Never, There Is Breeze, Study in E Minor. Another friend of mine -- Richard Matoon, a wonderful musician who you should also check out, one of the two people who taught me how to play guitar and showed me stuff I'm still working -- introduced me to your albums and "taught me" a couple of songs, though I wasn't really in a position to really learn them then I'm excited to have all these albums and to revisit the music that is so so good and is music I want to be a part of my changed musical world.

Also, you appeared in Missoula back in the mid-70s -- '75, '76? -- and I was the front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn after what appeared to have been a long day on the road. I remember a VW Bus and no entourage, contrary to the other acts who came into town. I also remember a genuineness and humility that is still memorable.

Best regards,

Scott Davidson
Missoula, MT

Date: October 08, 2012 at 10:39:26 (CDT)
Name: Lisa Perez
City & State: MInneapolis
Comments: Hi MJ. Saw you this past Saturday at Hopkins Center for Arts. Also met you at PEPITOS onVALENTINES DAY CONCERT. you asked me to email you, so I am.

Would you like to get together for cup of tea, coffee and conversation?

Date: October 07, 2012 at 13:35:08 (CDT)
Name: cindy
City & State: MTKA MN
Comments: deja vu doesn't begin to describe
how lovely to see you, hear you
again, MJ -
welcome back; to the TC and

Date: October 05, 2012 at 19:02:18 (CDT)
Name: Laurie Jo Rohrer
City & State: Orange, California
Comments: Michael,

Enjoy your music so very much! Keep it up!

Laurie Rohrer

Date: October 02, 2012 at 11:09:15 (CDT)
Name: Doug Mason
City & State: Maple Grove, MN
Comments: Hello Michael.
I've been listening to you since the mid-70s and first heard you in Oct. 1975 at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN. I was a student photographer on the college newspaper and a photo I took of you appeared in the paper that month. You autographed it for me in Dec. 2007 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Though I've seen you at Maplewood and Pioneer Place a number of times, I've been waiting for you to return to the Hopkins Center and, now that you are, I am unable to make it that night. The Twin Cities Marathon is the following morning and I have to be there early for it. Bad timing, I guess. I hope you can make it to Hopkins again or Maplewood. I will try to get to the Creek House in New Brighton. Keep up the great music. ___Doug
P.S. Are you living in Minnesota again? Last year you were thinking about moving back to be near your daughter and her family.

Date: September 28, 2012 at 12:08:24 (CDT)
Name: Jelander Cooper
City & State: Richmond, Texas
Comments: Hello Mr. Johnson,

I just had to write to let you know how influential your music was for me growing up in the 70's in Waco, Texas. Bluer than blue has always been a favorite song of mines and has stayed in my head from when I was nine years old and now I am 43. I never knew who sung this song until today and now I have it on my Iphone. I am so eager to hear your new music! Thanks for the memories!

Date: September 19, 2012 at 20:20:13 (CDT)
Name: Val Y.
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: I am so glad to know you are back in MN, Michael!It seems like the last thing I had heard was when you were ill, and not well enough to perform for a while, so I am so glad you are doing better, and have a new found daughter to boot!
I have been enjoying your music since about 1975..high school days for me, back in Michigan. My favorite album is still For All you Mad Musicians. I see you are visiting my home town of Flint this weekend. That is wonderful!
Thank you for all the years of music. You have a gift that is so rare. Your music is balm to my spirit.
Stay healthy, and take care of yourself as you tour.

Date: September 19, 2012 at 12:03:11 (CDT)
Name: Dave Carver
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Comments: Will we ever be able to see you in Southern California?

Date: September 18, 2012 at 17:43:01 (CDT)
Name: Linda Johnston
City & State: Spokane Valley, Washington
Comments: I have been a fan for years! So happy you found your daughter. I wish you much success, as if you needed it...

Date: September 11, 2012 at 17:50:42 (CDT)
Name: Ion Georgiou
City & State: Brazil
Comments: Dear Michael,
I first heard your music in Kansas City in the mid-1980s. It then accompanied me to London where I spent twelve years. Since 2001, I've been in Brazil. I lost your albums in the move back then. Today, I found you on YouTube, and now your site. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to hear your music again. I know that, as an artist, you might think that I should turn off YouTube and buy your albums again. I would. But they don't sell them here in Brazil. So, please excuse my not having bought your albums again, and for stealing a listen on YouTube. It is a tropical winter evening here, and your music is coming through my computer's speakers as I write. And you have made my day, my week, and all because of YouTube. Thank you for the music, Michael. It composed the score of many cherished memories.
Best wishes,

Date: August 30, 2012 at 19:59:40 (CDT)
Name: Kenneth Carter
City & State: Wichita, Kansas
Comments: I have been a huge fan for many years. Sadly, I have never had the opportunity to see you live. There is a venue here in Wichita, that would be perfect for your one man show. It is the Orpheum Theater. Please try to come here if it is possible. I am sure you would sell it out. And I would be on the front row.

Date: August 18, 2012 at 22:00:16 (CDT)
Name: Chris Gonzales
City & State: North Canton, Ohio
Comments: Love your voice; love your meaningful music... I never get tired of hearing you; it is a plunge into sensitivity; a place the world lacks today... I am happy to have found your site. Chris

Date: July 27, 2012 at 18:21:18 (CDT)
Name: Eddie B.
City & State: Pittsburgh, PA
Comments: Michael,

I've been a huge fan since 1978. As we grow older certain memories often come to mind but one night in particular stands out for me. It was late November 1979 and the girl I was engaged to at the time was breaking up with me, in my car, in front of her house. She was seeing another guy, unbeknownst to me, so I'm listening to her tell me this all, heartbroken, and in my mind I'm thinking, "She's been lying to me all along." At that very moment your song, 'This Night Won't Last Forever' was playing on the radio and the lyric that says, ".....she's been lying since the day I met her....." came up instantly. I have never forget that moment, that lyric, that time. I intend on coming to see your show in Hopkins, MN this Fall. You are a tremendous talent, Michael. They don't make 'em like you anymore.

Eddie Bronowicz
Pittsburgh, PA

Date: July 24, 2012 at 18:34:40 (CDT)
Name: Sherri Statham
City & State: Smithville, Missouri
Comments: Have always loved your music and voice. Thank You, for giving me momories of a time when music was music. Blessings to you.

Date: July 14, 2012 at 11:42:08 (CDT)
Name: Bob Anderson
City & State: Knoxville, Tn.
Comments: Great meeting you Tuesday at Sunset! A fine time had by all before and after Randy arrived... great music conversation is always available there for certain. Wasn't certain how to find you on FB, so apprise me on that. Hope we can run into you again in NashVegas!

Date: July 06, 2012 at 15:38:27 (CDT)
Name: Linda
City & State: San Tan Valley, AZ
Comments: I met Michael a very long time ago in an airport, I think it was Chicago.. going to Seattle.. Sat with him on the plane, what a very nice man.. He invited me to a western bar near Boeing.. it was quite the place.. He has a beautiful voice. Then met him again at the airport on the way back... nice guy... this was around 1980 or so.. Tell him I said Hi...

Date: June 25, 2012 at 00:22:01 (CDT)
Name: Patti Rain
City & State: Chicago
Comments: I was lucky to be part of The Earl of Old Town in the later days..
I shared in the celebration tonight for Earl's 80th Birthday,
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your set.
Your performance took me back...
Wanted to share where my journey has led me...
Earl gave me my first gig, opening for Oscar Brown Jr.
Keep the music moving us...

Date: June 23, 2012 at 09:44:48 (CDT)
Name: Amy & Steve Godfrey
City & State: Loves Park, Illinois
Comments: We saw you last night at Fort Atkinson, WI and you were so amazing. It was great to see you again and hear your voice. You are such a true talent and a very humble, sweet guy. I just love that you are so down to earth and enjoy chatting with your fans. Looking forward to the new album coming out in October. Thanks again for a wonderful night!

Date: June 11, 2012 at 14:02:49 (CDT)
Name: Sue Brix
City & State: St. Paul MN.
Comments: The concert you did at my house yesterday was wonderful,great, amazing - I just Loved it. You are great. Such a pleasure to have you in my home. I dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: June 09, 2012 at 18:08:36 (CDT)
Name: Mel Presswood
City & State: Dallas, Texas
Comments: My wife and I perform regularly .... your songs are in our offerings. We love your music ... and hope you can make a Dallas connection in the future.

God Bless!
Janet and Mel Presswood

Date: May 25, 2012 at 18:13:09 (CDT)
Name: john walden
City & State: peoria az
Comments: a friend from university of colorado turned me on to michdael when we were in Boulder. It was a time when extraordinary talents such as New York Rock Ensemble, Jimmie Spheeris and others would roll through the clubs there. Michael Johnson stood out to me as a singer songwriter with incredibley touching lyrics that meshed with perfectly with his music and he had and has a one of a kind voice that commicates directly to your soul. i thank him for a lifetime of exceptional music that helped me through some very difficult times.

Date: May 25, 2012 at 01:34:06 (CDT)
Name: Jose Mari Chan
City & State: Manila, Philippines
Comments: Hi Michael,

It's been 30 years since we last saw each other. Please send me an email so we can reconnect.

Warm regards,
Jose Mari

Date: May 12, 2012 at 18:29:12 (CDT)
Name: Don Brown
City & State: Greenwood, IN
Comments: My 4-year old girl is in the stage this spring where baby animals are "so cute" and all the rage... I was playing my guitar and singing Ponies to her last night. She asked me if I had a song about Geese.

Well, I took a little artistic liberty and transformed "Ponies" into "Geese" kinda on the fly... It was hysterical! I think my wife and I found it funnier than she did.

Thank you for all you have given me over the years through your music.

Take Care and God Bless you and yours!

Date: April 14, 2012 at 17:36:52 (CDT)
Name: anji grasso
City & State: Prescott Valley, AZ
Comments: Hi Michael, my husband and I met in July '85 and married three months later. I was living in England and my husband lived here, and to show me how he felt, he sent me a tape with many of your songs from Dialogue. They helped me through some very tough nights. Sadly, the love of my life died of brain cancer on February 28, 2012, and I once again turned to Dialogue. Hearing you sing what I know he felt has brought me a certain peace I can't explain, and I sincerely thank you for that. Twenty-six years was not enough I wish he were here to listen with me. Thank you Anji Grasso

Date: March 24, 2012 at 19:40:52 (CDT)
Name: Gary Force
City & State: State College,Pa
Comments: It would be fantastic if you could ever come to our part of the world.

Date: March 18, 2012 at 11:17:18 (CDT)
Name: julie ann richardson
City & State: toronto canada
Comments: i hadnt heard your song bluer than blue in a long time,i tried to look it up on wikipedia, but i couldnt remember your name or the lyrics of the song.i thought the title was after your'e gone.
anyway i finally remembered the lyric, and it all came back to me.
every man alive should listen to this song, it is written from the heart,and you have a gorgeous voice, they should have you on american idol as a coach.............julie

Date: March 11, 2012 at 20:19:32 (CDT)
Name: Joyce Everson
City & State: Oakville, Ontario CANADA
Hey Michael,
Hope all is well, wondering if you ever come to Canada? I get back to the midwest once a year to see family.....what is your tour schedule for July in Minn.?
Love to hear from you.

Date: February 22, 2012 at 13:21:35 (CST)
Name: Jimmy Landry
City & State: Black Mountain, NC
Comments: Hello Michael,
I stumbled across you today when Chuck Pyle commented to you on Facebook and it came across my newsfeed. Do you remember your visit here to Black Mountain? I still occasionally tell people the story of your conversation with Joseph Campbell sitting next to him on the airplane that you told me on our ride down to WNCW. I hope you are doing well and look forward to being back in touch with you.
Jimmy Landry

Date: February 19, 2012 at 19:20:27 (CST)
Name: Jim Minkin
City & State: Evanston IL
Comments: Michael, it was hardly possible that you followed me across the country to Sedona. My sister Barbara has made some friends thru the Guild and we actually went to a concert the following weekend. Keep in touch, please. Jim

Date: February 15, 2012 at 12:45:06 (CST)
Name: Ric Schafer
City & State: Minneapolis MN
Comments: Welcome back to Minnesota!

Date: February 15, 2012 at 08:58:49 (CST)
Name: Lisa Perez
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: It's Lisa again. Just read your biography. You studied in Barcelona!! I knew you played classical guitar, and very beautifully I might add. But didn't know you studied in Espana.(can't find the n-yay on keyboard for the "n." I have relatives in Spain. and my oldest daughter is going there in March. Do you ever go back there to study? Not that you need to. Just curious.

Date: February 15, 2012 at 08:46:57 (CST)
Name: Lisa Perez
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I met you last night at the Parkway in Minneapolis. It was a wonderful performance. I loved your new songs. Or as you referred to them as "Ma nure songs." Funny! Taking myself out last night to hear you was a Valentine's gift to myself. I would like to email you as you said I could, but I can't find your email address on web page. Could you email me back so I have your address. Thx. Lisa in Mpls.

Date: February 11, 2012 at 15:12:51 (CST)
Name: Kathy
City & State: harrisonburg, virginia
Comments: Michael: do you remember playing at Wooster College (OH)? You stopped at a car wash beforehand and asked me how to get there, then invited me to the concert! That was early 70's. I remember how surprised I was when I heard you years later on the radio with Bluer Than Blue. Been a fan since forever!!

Date: January 31, 2012 at 21:31:25 (CST)
Name: Glenn Ferguson
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Hey Michael, sorry to hear about your bypass surgery. Hope you're doing much better. I occasionally think back on the long night drive we made after spending a week together in Aiken, SC back in the early 90's. Learned that night that you're not just a great talent, you're a great person too. Hit me back and lets do lunch sometime!

Date: January 23, 2012 at 12:19:53 (CST)
Name: ViAnn Cabezal
City & State: LaCrosse, WI
Comments: Oh, the 80's, when you played at Concordia College and at (the former) Moorhead State University. I was smitten!

Date: January 21, 2012 at 23:28:36 (CST)
Name: Joan Hill
City & State: Murfreesboro TN
Comments: Enjoyed the show at the Blue Tomato tonight. Thanks for the fun time and music. We hope to catch you in Nashville soon.

Date: January 21, 2012 at 14:32:37 (CST)
Name: Paul Hagen
City & State: Wayzata, MN
Comments: I love music and collect LP's. There was an estate sale at the Conroy Home in Wayzata and I found an sealed, perfect and unopened copy of "Aint Dis Da Life".

I wanna play it but I guess I will have to find another copy for that.. Hope you are doing great. Mayne next concert up here I can get a signature.


Paul Hagen

Date: January 21, 2012 at 09:11:21 (CST)
Name: Hubert Crowell
City & State: Marietta, GA
Comments: Enjoyed the evening in Atlanta at the 800 E. Studio. You brought a smile to my face.

Date: January 19, 2012 at 13:59:51 (CST)
Name: John stangel
City & State: princeton.il
Comments: I just recieved your compalation of your older albums. I swear I ruined all of mine trying to learn the songs. I also watched the Little Prince again. Your music brought a tear to my eye,but a warmpth to my heart. Thank you for making an older man feel young again. You are still responseabe for me. Thank You. Jack stangel

Date: January 10, 2012 at 14:11:19 (CST)
Name: Rick O'Connor
City & State: Rowlett, Texas
Comments: I wanted to say THANK YOU to Michael all of the wonderful years of great music. My mother gave me one of his albums for a 16th birthday present back in 1975 I think. It was called "For All You Mad Musicians" I still have it packed away. Mom got it for me coz I played the guitar a little, loved John Denver and his music because it was easy to figure out the chords to play and I could sing in his key. Mom said he was a fellow band mate and I would love his music. One listen and I was hooked. I still listen to his music today. I never got to see him live, but I am a huge fan. What an incredible voice. Please thank him for sharing his gift with me and the rest of the world. If he still is touring , see if he can stop in or near Dallas. I will sell my grown kids to see him front row Rick O Connor 9518 Peachtree Lane Rowlett Texas 75089

Date: January 06, 2012 at 12:28:50 (CST)
Name: Frederick Frost
City & State: Grand Marais Minnesota
Comments: I so enjoy your guitar work and song writing abilities. You had a great performance with Monroe over New Years. Your humorous lyric s combined with music that fits the emotional content of the story line is genius. I d be glad to be your manager anytime! Long may you run! Frost

Date: December 21, 2011 at 15:44:38 (CST)
Name: Marcelo Desantis
City & State: Pamplona, España
Comments: Un saludo para ti desde España, con mucho afecto.

Date: December 12, 2011 at 10:16:26 (CST)
Name: Yvonne Jacobs
City & State: Mankato, MN
Comments: I won't seem like Christmas without you at Gustavus this year. You will be greatly missed by many, as you probably know. I've loved your music for over 40 years and still going strong. Such great memories your songs inspire. Also..CONGRATS Grandpa!!
Merry Christmas Michael.

Date: December 06, 2011 at 08:01:26 (CST)
Name: Jeffrey Mac Donald
City & State: Vernon,Ct.
Comments: Your music is SO inspiring ! Keep up the good work !! Always a fan...Jeff

Date: December 03, 2011 at 13:31:55 (CST)
Name: mary bass
City & State: deming new mexico
Comments: hi michael i have been looking for more of your music for years thank goodness i found you. i only had 1 cassette tape and its now nearly worn out .now i am buying more cd's.love all you do thanks mary

Date: December 01, 2011 at 23:44:35 (CST)
Name: Scott Montgomery
City & State: Burnsville, MN
Comments: Most of what I listen to is Fusion and R&R, but I know a great songwriter when I hear one. If you couldn't sing a lick, your songwriting alone would be enough for most careers, but man, you can really play that thing and what a voice. First heard you in the mid 70's at college, and I've been hooked ever since. Your musicianship is out of this world. Don't ever stop!!

Date: November 26, 2011 at 19:13:41 (CST)
Name: Mary Bartley
City & State: Blue Earth, MN
Comments: I don't see you scheduled for your annual Gustavus Adolphus concert in St. Peter, MN this year. I hope this is some sort of mistake..

Date: November 26, 2011 at 08:28:41 (CST)
Name: Brian McNee
City & State: Minneapolis Minnesota
Comments: I was the gate agent for your flight to Nashville out of MSP. You boarded, but raced back out of the plane to find your wallet (you did). Only a week before, the song "my opening farewell" had played in my head. It had been at least 40 years since I had thought of the song in any way. Now I was chatting with you. Gave me shivers. As a DJ at KQRS, I attended your live broadcasts at Cookhouse Studios on Nicollet Av. Thank you for your music and your kindness ar the airport.

Date: November 18, 2011 at 20:48:43 (CST)
Name: Sue Paulson
City & State: Mankato MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I am wondering why you are not coming to Gustavus this year. I am so bummed! I thought you would perform at Bjorling Hall until you couldn't do it anymore!!

Date: November 03, 2011 at 09:45:26 (CDT)
Name: Kathy
City & State: mankato mn
Comments: Is Micheal planning to do a concert at Gustavus again this year? I can't find one scheduled on an events calendar.

Date: October 31, 2011 at 21:07:54 (CDT)
Name: Jeff Turner
City & State: Pittsfield, MA
Comments: Any chance of getting your lyrics to "Blew By You"? I love that song.

Date: October 31, 2011 at 15:56:34 (CDT)
Name: Johnathon Green
City & State: Anchorage, Alaska
Comments: Mr. Johnson, I was heading home after teaching my photography class and I was listening to you on Mountain Stage. I heard your story about finding your daughter after 41 years...Congrats! I am happy for you! I too have a simular story. I was adopted and I just found my birth-mother three days after I turned 50 this year. Like yours, it was and has been a wonderful reunion. My PI told me that this was thee most successful and joyous reunion she has experienced in over 20 years. I have a half sister and brother. I am the oldest by two years of my brother. Mother and sister live in Virginia (went to visit) and my brother flew over from Texas. It was a grand time. I talk to my mother nearly every morning to see how she is and what she is doing. We have 50 years to get caught up on {: ) !
I just wanted to share my story with you because I know your happiness and excitement on finding those you have been parted from.
Enjoy your daughter and our upcoming holidays!
Johnathon Green

Date: October 26, 2011 at 10:50:11 (CDT)
Name: Linda Dust
City & State: Assumption, IL
Comments: Michael, I doubt that you will remember - it was nearly 40 years - but we met at your concerts at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL. Since then I've seen LOTS of concerts, but those two evenings in the old union of the college were some of my absolute favorites. Afterward, your kindness and willingness to talk to and listen to the students that hung around after the show raised your caliber in my book. I'm now a singer/storyteller and have been performing for 7 years or so and when I'm on stage, your graciousness to the audience is one of the models I follow in how I treat my audiences. Thanks for the wonderful music and thanks for showing the way!

Date: October 17, 2011 at 20:23:35 (CDT)
Name: John Berge
City & State: Edina MN 55439
Comments: Many years ago I first heard Michael at The Scholar on the WestBank of the University of Minnesota. He was joined by Leo Kottke. What an evening it was for all who were present. Two virtuosos (sp)and an audience that really appreciated their skill and artistry. I have Michaels first album with the song Rooty Toot Toot for the Moon and am wondering if there is anywhere that I could record that song for my I-Pod. Looking forward to seeing Michael again on December 28th for his after Christmas concert, Blessings! John Berge

Date: October 17, 2011 at 10:13:27 (CDT)
Name: Phil Nogalski
City & State: Neosho, WI.
Comments: Dear Michael,
We enjoyed your concert last Sat.in Mequon, WI.
Afterwards I commented to you how much I liked "Some hearts really break"
I am trying to find a recording of it for my library with no success.
Did you write it?
Do I have the title wrong?
If it was originally written/performed my someone else how do I find it?
Hope to see you again soon.
Best personal regards,

Date: October 17, 2011 at 00:38:23 (CDT)
Name: Tommy Hansen
City & State: New Franken, WI 54229
Comments: My wife Patty & I attended your concert in Meqeon on Saturday night.(we were the ones who won the free tickets to any upcoming show). We've seen you twice in door county and now here. Your concerts are always entertaining and fun. We look forward to seeing you again if you are ever back in Wisconsin.........GO PACK!

Date: October 14, 2011 at 23:41:01 (CDT)
Name: Dr. Mel Franklin
City & State: Tucson, Arizona
Comments: I will be attending Michael's concert in Sedona, Arizona with my wife of 35 years. It will be her 65th birthday and might there be any way that Michael could incorporate the song " I Will Whisper Her Name" in his set for Melissa Franklin.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Thank you,

Mel Franklin

Date: October 11, 2011 at 17:00:33 (CDT)
City & State: ALBANY,OR

Date: October 08, 2011 at 08:52:35 (CDT)
Name: Bill Barton
City & State: phoenix, arizona
Comments: I have waited along time for you to come to Arizona!!!! I can't wait to see you play live. Your music is connected to some of the best times in my life.Thank you !!!! I'll see in Sedona !!!!!

Date: September 28, 2011 at 20:05:19 (CDT)
Name: Rod Anderson
City & State: Pierre, South Dakota
Comments: Enjoyed your concert in Pierre last week. Kenny Putnam and the others were a great band also. Especially loved the song "Ponies" you did with the band. Hope to see you again sometime.

Date: September 23, 2011 at 16:16:22 (CDT)
Name: Pam Kroneberger
City & State: Denver, Colorado
Comments: Michael - I have been a huge fan since the 70's. Have most of your albums on vinyl. Love your music and especially the lyrics. I would love to hear you live and hopefully you will be playing soon in the Denver area. Love the "Then and Now" CD.

Date: September 15, 2011 at 15:37:22 (CDT)
Name: Ken Linville
City & State: Honolulu, HI
Comments: One of your biggest fans since the '70's, I never missed your day-after-Xmas concerts at Orchestra Hasll in MSP when I lived there as a NWA pilot. Could you please tell me the name of your song that starts out,"I want a son, someone I can blame for turning grey,etc. I want a girl, dancing 'round the room in pink and blue, etc." I've always loved that song and still listen to it on an old cassette tape I taped on an FM station which was broadcasting your concert that year long ago. I never found it on a record.

Date: September 13, 2011 at 23:57:03 (CDT)
Name: Melanie MacLean
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: dear michael, my husband and i have loved your music for so many years...among many favorites...one note somba..i will love it forever.
we have seen you at orchestra hall, guthrie, dakota. what would you need to make $$ to do a home concert? our house isn't huge but we could fill it with fans of yours from 30+ years
my husband wrote a song that was played at our wedding 31 years ago because of your music, our son is a killer guitarist because my husband taught him your music....so i just thought i would throw that out there
what can we offer you: a place to stay when ever you are in the twin cities, a killer meal: i love to cook, but i don't bake,
a house full of people who know your music and have loved it all through the years. can you tell i'm a fan!!!!
we just got back from the alison krauss concert...one of the best concerts of my life. i have always said that the male angels in heven must sound like michael johnson,,,,the females sound like alison krauss. i've rambled on quite enough.
if you find it at all enticing to do a house concert...
mellymaclean@aol.com or 612-201-7475 take care, melanie maclean

Date: September 11, 2011 at 22:37:38 (CDT)
Name: Jim Dreyfuss
City & State: Hampton
Comments: Hi Michael,

I've enjoyed "rediscovering" your music in recent months, and am especially captured by, "I Can't Get to You From Here", from a video that also featured Leo Kotkee.
A little over a year ago I attended a songwriters symposium in Nashville with a dear college friend, and signed up for Hugh Prestwood's session. He did a fantatstic job and sang, "That's That", for us. Hugh talked very kindly about you, and the great job you did recording the song. I enjoy the live version on Youtube.
I live in a very beautiful part of South Carolina known as the "Low Country". Generally, it's close to Charleston, Beaufort, and Savannah, Ga. How wonderful it would be to have you down here to perform, and I'd be there...that's for sure. I'm so impressed with your ability to play in the "classical" style (in the fetal position.....as you've joked), and sing. Many artists can strum and sing. But you've worked your phrasing to complement your playing style so masterfully. "Get good", and dadgum if you didn't do it!
Thanks for singleheadedly following your musical path in life. You've made many people happy through your artistry. And, I understand you're a pretty nice guy too.

May the good Lord keep you in good health, and bless your family.

Kindest regards, Jim

Date: August 25, 2011 at 06:54:20 (CDT)
Name: Jose Carlos
City & State: Alicante, Spain
Comments: Thank you for your music. It´s great! All the best from Spain

Date: August 24, 2011 at 13:53:00 (CDT)
Name: Jose Carlos
City & State: Alicante, Spain
Comments: Just rediscovered your music via internet. Wonderfull songs, especially "Bluer than blue". Regards from Spain

Date: August 24, 2011 at 11:51:00 (CDT)
Name: Jose Carlos Agullo
City & State: Alicante, Spain
Comments: To tell you the truth, just discovered you and your music (thanks internet)but man, you really do things fine."Bluer than blue" is a masterpiece and all you other works are fine too ( at least those i´ve the chance to listen to ) so you have a new fan from Spain since now. Cheers.

Date: August 09, 2011 at 14:13:38 (CDT)
Name: Gary Bowman
City & State: North Syracuse, New York
Comments: Unfortunately I only have five of your albums and you never come to N.Y. Would love to hear some of your new stuff so please let me know when it comes out. Thanks

Date: August 03, 2011 at 04:30:38 (CDT)
Name: Carol
City & State: Alabama
Comments: Good morning,
This song touched my soul.
Give Me Wings---http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu5leh-IbJ4

Thanks and stay safe.
fan for life yankeebelle54

Date: July 24, 2011 at 19:46:55 (CDT)
Name: Stephen Thompson
City & State: Troy, IL
Comments: I'm a longtime fan. My Dialouge LP was damaged in a flood. where can I buy the CD or MP3 version? I've looked everywhere.

Date: July 08, 2011 at 23:01:42 (CDT)
Name: Jay & Jennifer Olson-Goude
City & State: Stockholm WI
Comments: Michael,

Fantastic show tonight in Maiden Rock. Never did we dream we'd get to see you in such an intimate venue, much less getting to meet and talk with you after the show! Thank you for sharing the story of your daughter, and for listening to my similar one. I really can't express how much your music has meant to us over the years - thank you.

Date: July 08, 2011 at 22:07:27 (CDT)
Name: Sheryl Fansler
City & State: Wichita, Kansas, 67213
Comments: Michael...I not only have you on my Bucket List...YOU ARE MY BUCKET LIST
I have wanted to see you for over 30 yrs. I actually got tickets way back when for a show in Wichita, Ks. Front Row!! It got canceled. I had to be in Atlanta at the end of May and was going to extend until after your show, however circumstances would not allow. I would love for you to come to Wichita, and will do whatever it takes, but I may just come to Nashville...Don't cancel.. Thank you for your talent, your songs, and beautiful voice.

Date: July 05, 2011 at 22:21:32 (CDT)
Name: Don Geenen
City & State: Appleton, WI
Comments: Greetings Michael. Despite owning five of your wonderful albums, my wife and I still have never seen you in concert. However, that is about to change as we have booked tickets for your performance at The Crossings in Zumbrota this Saturday, July 8. We will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary on July 24, and I thought you might like to know that we had selected "Two In Love" as our wedding song back in 1981. If there is any chance you could perform this incredibly beautiful song on Saturday night, I would be forever in your debt. (Note that I am not informing my wife of this request, since I would like it to be a surprise anniversary gift for her - from you and me. Hopefully she won't read your guestbook before Saturday night!) Thank you for sharing your amazing voice and instrumental talents with us throughout all these years.

Date: July 05, 2011 at 01:23:19 (CDT)
Name: Jessica Trefz
City & State: Kalispell, Montana
Comments: Michael,
Love your music and saw your concert in Kalispell, Montana a few years back, also met you and had a cd signed which was stolen from me in '05 and would like to get another one to replace it if possible (will pay for cd of course). Was just wondering when you think you might perform this way again? Also, Al (of Kalispell, MT previously of Denver, CO) said hi. In addition, we found some old photos of you playing in a club before you were a household name and was wondering if you wanted copies for your own private collection? You should have my email via the webmaster. Thanks, Jessi

Date: June 24, 2011 at 05:39:40 (CDT)
Name: Len Jaffe
City & State: The Washington, DC area for now...
Comments: This is for Carol, who wanted the words to "Oklahoma Stray". I happened to find this on youtube.com

Date: June 21, 2011 at 07:24:14 (CDT)
Name: carole
City & State: atlanta, georgia
Comments: Hello Michael; You played at Eddie's Attic on Sun. 19. You sang a song about a stray cat that you fed for a year but never was able to touch b/c it had been abused. I looked thru your lyerics but couldn't find the song. This song touched me so deeply and I just wanted to be able to read the words again. Where can I go to get this song by you? Do you have a CD with it? Thank you for you beautiful work! Carole

Date: May 27, 2011 at 08:23:47 (CDT)
Name: Esteban
City & State: Santa Fe- Argentina.
Comments: Hola Michael, mi nombre es Esteban tengo 25 años, vivo en Santa Fe, Argentina. Descubrí tu música hace algún tiempo, realmente me encanta. Tu voz es muy armoniosa y tu manera de tocar es fantástica!, realmente eres muy buen artista!
Te mando un saludo grande desde Santa Fe, Argentina..

Date: May 15, 2011 at 00:42:45 (CDT)
Name: Ginger Vaughn Pennewell
City & State: Jacksonville, FL
Comments: Michael, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your music. 'Bluer Than Blue' is one of my very favorite songs. I would love to hear you in person one day... I can only wish you would perform somewhere near Jacksonville, FL! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Peace and Love to you and yours. Ginger

Date: May 13, 2011 at 13:20:36 (CDT)
City & State: BRISTOL,PA.

Date: May 07, 2011 at 06:41:52 (CDT)
Name: H. A. "Buddy" Shirk
City & State: Soddy-Daisy, TN
Comments: Thank you for your talent and time! What a GREAT concert last night at Charles & Myrtles in Chattanooga. It was a pleasure chatting w/you and sharing a smoke :-) My friends and I love your music & style. You are a true gentleman and a REAL entertainer!

Date: May 02, 2011 at 15:32:20 (CDT)
Name: Michael Macdonald
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Sending out a message in a bottle:

Dear Mr. Johnson,

I hope this email finds you well.

I am a professional drummer and BIG fan of your work.

If you ever need a drummer, pro bono, please count me in.

Wishing you peace, health and happiness.

Much respect,

Michael Macdonald
Drummer - LA

Sending out a message in a bottle.

Date: May 02, 2011 at 11:47:27 (CDT)
Name: Jerre Haskew
City & State: Chattanooga, TN
Comments: Michael, you, Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne are spending the night at our home in Chattanooga, TN this Friday May 6 after your show at Charles & Myrtles. We've been fans of you and your music since the folk era of the '60's. Hope you will consider performing "Ponies" in your show as a special request from my wife Barbara. Really look forward to meeting you and have followed your music ever since your Denver, Boise & Johnson days.

FYI, our music websites are www.cumberlandtrio.com & www.youtube,com/hitman9900 (37 live concert videos of my folk group from the '60's The Cumberland Trio).

It's an honor to have you as a guest in our mountain top home.

Forever Young & Folk On,


Date: April 25, 2011 at 22:47:16 (CDT)
Name: Michelle Clifton
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: I was listening to a playlist I had put together of your music and went on your website and I see there's been some changes. I very much enjoyed the recently added photographs of your "Show Biz" and "Family" photos and it gave me a great idea for my family tree project my cousin and I doing. Thanks.

You have such a lovely family and it was especially nice to see shots of you during your growing up years.

I've been out of work for a long time, but I still hold on to that dream of mine that I'll be able to fly out and attend one of your performances. And when I'm there, I'll sit in my designated seat just as happy as a clam. I'll close my eyes, smile and quietly think to myself "I'm finally here." It'll be worth the wait. Your music is fantastic.

God bless.

Date: April 20, 2011 at 11:04:30 (CDT)
Name: AJ
City & State: LOWELL, MASS

Date: April 17, 2011 at 08:54:33 (CDT)
Name: mark sklaughter
City & State: raleigh nc



Date: April 16, 2011 at 05:43:21 (CDT)
Name: Phil and Cathy Cralle Jones (Hannah and Zach)
City & State: Raleigh/Cary NC
Comments: Thank you Michael for sharing your wonderful gift of music and interpretation with us. Our love and support go with you back to Nashville.

Date: April 11, 2011 at 11:41:56 (CDT)
Name: Joan Bullemer
City & State: Minneapolis,MN
Comments: Hi Michael!
was a wonderful house concert in ST Paul yesterday! I was so excited to hear that you will be recording another album I will be in line to buy it for sure!! I love your sense of humor and your guitar playing is beautiful. Keep playing and singing and writing --you are inspirational as always!
God Bless!!!
Joanie B :)

Date: April 09, 2011 at 10:32:37 (CDT)
Name: Dan Lynn
Comments: Michael, I miss talking to you. All is good. Send me a email

Date: April 01, 2011 at 02:24:10 (CDT)
Name: Kenneth Linville
City & State: Honolulu, HI
Comments: You did a song long ago in the '80's, I think, that starts out, "I want a son; someone I can blame for turning grey, to share my name, to share my day, etc." What is the title of that song? I am merely a serious amateur guitarist who copied the song many years ago and I have done it for friends who love it. It's a great song for old, 'empty nest' parents. I think you do it in "A" with a dropped "D" tuning.

Date: March 31, 2011 at 12:18:33 (CDT)
Name: Sandra Blessing
City & State: Des Mones, Iowa
Comments: I hope someday for you to visit Des Moines and play a concert here; I think you would be wonderful to hear at Hoyt Sherman Place. I've always loved your voice and music. Keep it coming. Namaste' Sandra

Date: March 30, 2011 at 07:04:13 (CDT)
Name: Lachlan
City & State: Bedford, NH
Comments: A nudge. A wink. And the best wishes possible.

Date: March 25, 2011 at 23:11:57 (CDT)
Name: Jim Rosemurgy
City & State: Beverly Hills, Michigan
Comments: Michael,
Thanks for all the great music! Enjoyed seeing you perform at John Lamb's song writing retreat in Harbor Springs, Michigan a few years ago; the whole event was amazing - so much talent in one place.... I've always been on the lookout for the release of some earlier tracks, specifically "The Michael Johnson Album". Some great tracks on there that really deserve to be shared. Any thoughts on when or if we can see these released in a digital format?
Always hoping you'll appear live in the Detroit area, or anywhere nearby, for that matter...

Date: March 23, 2011 at 01:11:36 (CDT)
Name: Thomas Houfek
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Hi Michael,

It was a pleasure meeting you tonight. Thanks for the drink! I look forward to future conversations at The Sunset.

Thomas Houfek

Date: March 22, 2011 at 18:33:42 (CDT)
Name: Susan Shepeard
City & State: Jacksonville, Florida
Comments: Hi Michael,
I've just been thinking about the "good old days" when you stayed at Denison in my boyfriend's little cottage around 1970, I think. Buzz Bogert? Buzz and I started the Bandersnatch Coffeehouse at Denison Univ. in Ohio and became friends with John Denver and then you and David as well. Fun times! Anyway, I decided to check to see if you were still singing...and you are! Hope to hear you again.

Date: March 19, 2011 at 20:42:46 (CDT)
Name: john mogan
City & State: cohasset minnesota
Comments: I just got tickets for your concert here at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids . If you get a chance give us a call at 218 326 3872 you are welcome to visit if you have time. we live next door to Rutgers on Sugar lake. Our fire pit will be open for the year and you could sample some of my home grown assuming you have time for such foolishness in your old age.

Date: March 05, 2011 at 20:01:47 (CST)
Name: Wendy
City & State: Monticello, MN
Comments: Your website says you are in Mpls on Sunday April 10th but the theatre it lists is in Grand Rapids... will you be in Mpls on the 10th and if so ... where

Date: March 04, 2011 at 14:45:18 (CST)
Name: Marcy Lewis
City & State: Sylva, NC
Comments: Michael - I was browsing looking for you to pass on to a friend who is running a "different song message every day for 30 days" on his FB page. I wanted to refer folks to you as a musician I will never forget. I found your website and was THRILLED. I know you don't remember me but I go back with you (and others) to the old Chicago Earl of Old Town days. Wow - time and water under the bridge and sooo many changes. So glad to find you and start following your career (and life) again. I am just down the road from Asheville, NC - send something out when you are going to be around here again (the Orange Peel?). Marcy

Date: March 04, 2011 at 10:47:58 (CST)
Name: Nanel Denton
City & State: Baltimore Maryland
Comments: Good Day Mr. Johnson,

I think I was just out of high school when I heard "Bluer than Blue."
I am an female African American and I love the way you put your heart and soul into each song you sing. I also remember "Almost Like Being in Love." For years I thought Bill Withers sang that song.(lol) I am glad to know that good music still lives on.
Thank you.

Date: March 03, 2011 at 12:05:32 (CST)
Name: Jose
City & State: Madrid, Spain
Comments: Your music makes me happier than happy. Thanks.

Date: March 01, 2011 at 12:58:50 (CST)
Name: Laurie
City & State: Minnetonka, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
My sister, Wendy, and I saw you last Sunday night at the 318 in Excelsior, MN. You are awesome. I have "That's That" and also "Michael Johnson", both of which are now out of print, so I feel very lucky to have them. On Sunday I also purhcased, "The Early Albums". You are even better in person, I cannot wait to see you again - maybe I will be able to covince you to sing, "The Moon Still is Still Over Her Shoulder" ;). Thanks for the wonderful show. ...Laurie

Date: February 27, 2011 at 15:03:00 (CST)
Name: Miranda
City & State: Livingston, MT
Comments: I love your music and saw you live here in Livingston, MT, a couple of years ago. I'm wondering how to get a digital copy of the song "Dialog". I have it on LP and cassette but want it on my iPod. I'm will to buy it. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Date: February 24, 2011 at 21:39:25 (CST)
Name: sully
City & State: plover, wi
Comments: Hi Michael,

Are you going to be performing in Wisconsin in 2011?

We've enjoyed seeing your shows in central WI, Green Bay and Copper Mt, Colorado.

Best wishes,

KC & Sharon Sullivan

Date: February 22, 2011 at 16:00:22 (CST)
Name: Lisa G.
City & State: Chaska, MN
Comments: Geez, louise....you're playing in Excelsior this week, and I have tickets to see Branford Marsalis at Orchestra Hall--at 7:00 p.m. the same evening! Sorry to miss your gig. You'll have to set up more MN dates! Lisa

Date: February 19, 2011 at 11:16:24 (CST)
Name: Ricky E Byrd
City & State: Jasper Ga 30175
Comments: I grew up hearing your songs on country radio in the 80s. After losing track of you for a while I have rediscovered your music thanks to you tube,and I like what I hear even better on the second time around.Thanks,Your fan Ricky

Date: February 06, 2011 at 09:12:18 (CST)
Name: Dave Pouliot
City & State: Acworth, GA
Comments: Looking forward to your concert in Maryville, TN. Been a big fan for years and have never been able to find a venue where you're playing a solo. This is a great surprise to us. The wife and I will be in Nashville for the weekend and will take in the concert on Sunday 2/13 on our way back home(this May we celebrate our anniversary of 35 years).

All the best,
Dave P.

Date: February 04, 2011 at 13:18:58 (CST)
Name: Hope Washington
City & State: Shreveport LA
Comments: Hello Mr. Johnson......I was doing some maintenance on my cd collection, and for some reason a song that first introduced your music to me came to mind. I was stationed in Ramstein Germany in 1981......we had just moved into a ground floor unit in base housing, and much to my dismay, I learned my upstairs neighbor liked to play his music (country music) loud....so loud you could hear every word of the music. I am an R & B/jazz girl and needless to say....we had words about the loud music. one afternoon a song he was playing VERY LOUD woke me up from my nap, just as I was getting ready to start banging on the ceiling He played "Rosa Lee"

He played that whole album everyday during his lunch break! LOL! finally I caught him coming out of our housing complex and asked who the artist was,,,,you should have seen the look on his face as he told me it was Michael Johnson. I bought the album and played it so much....HE started to complain! I have been a fan every since.

There is something about your voice....that has made you and Alison Kruss the only two so called country singers in my music collection. Frankly I think your more in the James Taylor catagory, which is why I think I fell so hard for your music,....The pure honest sound....very beautiful. Best Wishes....Your R&B Girl Hope.

Date: January 27, 2011 at 18:42:07 (CST)
Name: Bill M
City & State: Princeton, NJ
Comments: I keep geting all the concert updates and keep hoping that there will be a concert somewhere in the northeast. I am sure I am not the only one that would love to experience a live concert.

Until then I will keep hoping and looking~

Date: January 17, 2011 at 16:20:52 (CST)
Name: Crysta Wille
City & State: Richfield, MN
Comments: When will you perform in the Twin Cities metro area again? Two songs I need to hear again before I turn 50: Old Yellow Car and To All you Mad Musicians

Date: January 11, 2011 at 01:54:40 (CST)
Name: Dano Beal
City & State: Seattle WA
Comments: Hi there Michael! Friend from the past here.... This is Dano Beal from Vail, Colorado. I first met you back in Minnesota, back in the late '70's, and then a group of us wanted you so badly to come to Vail.... (you actually played in Minturn, in the old blacksmithing foundry.... Remember?) we stayed in touch via mail for a while, then we met up again in Spokane several years ago when you came into town for a concert.... I visited you downstairs in that greenroom, and we gawked at all the food they made just for you! I am teaching in Seattle these days... Anyway, I would LOVE to reconnect with you buddy.... My e mail is danobeal@aol.com. I hope all is well with you and yours.... My phone number is: (206) 412-3266. I might be nuts putting my number on this thing, especially if you don't remember me.... But I'm hopeful we can touch base again, friend!

Date: January 10, 2011 at 21:40:41 (CST)
Name: Barbara Wolford
City & State: Ownensboro, KY 42303
Comments: My son had recently been incarcerated for vehicular homicide. It was tragic for everyone. I was at a loss of words...what to write to him to convey my thoughts and also my hopes for the future, eventhough the present was so dismal. I heard your song "This Night Won't Last Forever", on the radio, not for the first time, but with brand new ears. Those lyrics were the majority of my first letter to him and we both held those words close for the duration of his jail time. Somewhat eerily, I heard it on the radio again on the day we went to pick him up after he had served his time. Thank you for your inspirational words, encouragement and obvious sensitivity. You have added so much to the music of my heart. With sincere gratitude, BARB

Date: January 10, 2011 at 14:42:56 (CST)
Name: Steve Peterson
City & State: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Comments: Michael,
Thanks for a wonderful evening at the Carnival Brazilian Grill last night (1/09/11)! My wife Lisa and I, as always, thoroughly enjoyed your performance. It's amazing to me that at 67 you're still as good as ever. I only wish we could have heard more of your songs. Hope you return to Sioux Falls soon! Best of luck, health and happiness!


Steve Peterson

Date: January 04, 2011 at 13:33:02 (CST)
Name: Dennis J.Kuhl
City & State: Stockton, IL 61085
Comments: Michael,

When are you coming back to Cafe Carpe' We all miss you very much and hope you return soon. I keep telling people about you and they want to hear you.

Hope all is going well.


Date: January 01, 2011 at 23:40:11 (CST)
Name: Sharon Anderson
City & State: St Louis Park, MN
Comments: I attended your concert at the Dakota on December 29. It was an exquisite experience to hear your music in person and experience the gentle humor and warm energy you exude during your performance. Thank you for your music. It has meant so much to me over the past 35 years since I first heard "On the Road" on the "There is a Breeze" album.

Date: December 28, 2010 at 14:15:28 (CST)
Name: Rose Hoene
City & State: Duluth, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I've attempted a couple "regular" emails but it seems like they go into cyberspace so I'm not sure that you've received them...hmmm? Anyway, I hope all is well and I'm looking forward to seeing you here in Duluth on the 30th. Here's my cell phone number (218) 213-1019. If you come early enough, you are more than welcome to stop at my home....right at the bottom of the hill when you come into town...."Spirit Valley" otherwise known as lovely West Duluth! Stay warm, be safe and see you soon:) -Rose

Date: December 21, 2010 at 21:10:39 (CST)
Name: Brad Staggs
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Hey Michael...Been a long time since we went to Japan on the Country Gold Tour! Just got a note from Judy Seale the other day. Hope things are going well for you!

Date: December 17, 2010 at 23:54:21 (CST)
Name: Jeff
City & State: Zumbrota, MN
Comments: Enjoyed your show tonight at Crossings, my first experience with you. I am forever discovering artists in the middle of their careers....

Date: December 10, 2010 at 06:00:10 (CST)
Name: Shirlee
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Jerry House played "This Time of Year" on his Nashville Radio show a couple of mornings ago.
I don't know where your music has been all my life, but you have a HUGE new fan.

WOW!!! I've heard so much of your music and never got it connected to you.

Please let me know when you play at Bluebird next or any where Nasville. Extraordinary!
Thank you! Shirlee

Date: December 09, 2010 at 05:52:12 (CST)
Name: Reese Rickards and Neal Dionne
City & State: B-93 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Comments: 20 years ago you were a guest in our studios at WMIL in Milwaukee. I am sure you don't remember us, but we just played "This Time of Year" and the memories came flooding back.

Hope you are well!


Date: December 05, 2010 at 19:29:26 (CST)
Name: Mitch Koentopf
City & State: Mesa Az
Comments: I first had the pleasure of experiencing your talents when I was a Student at Gustavus around 1973 or '74. I attended a few concerts in Mpls in the 80's may be early 90's. With great anticipation I will be attending the Dec. 10th concert at GAC! Throughout the years I have continued to enjoy your music, especially the first three albums. Hope you will perform something frome "There is a Breeze".

Thanks for many years of musical enjoyment.

Mitch Koentopf

Date: November 27, 2010 at 10:00:18 (CST)
Name: Fred Axberg
City & State: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Comments: Hi Micheal,
For years my ex wife and I have loved your music. Back when we were married we saw most of your concerts in the 80's, i bought most of your lps which i still have. My favorite of yours was recorded at Sound 80 studios... "For All You Mad Musicians"
One day a few summers ago my daughter and i were at the Mpls Art Institutes art fair and as we were walking along i heard that familiar music. i walked over to where it was coming from and there you were playing. Oh the memories.. I called my ex wife and she listened over the phone to you playing.. she cried.. saying Ohhh i wish i had come along. She wasnt feeling well that day and stayed home. My daughter joined me as we watched you play and later she said. Does this guy have any CD's? i told her i got most of your LPs. she quickly raided them and shes got your music on her mp3 player now. Another big fan in the making. She loves Bluer than Blue but also loves the Mad Musicians LP.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful music. Its been an inspiration to me as a musician and keeps me playing as well.

Fred Axberg
A drummer in Mpls.

Date: November 12, 2010 at 19:41:03 (CST)
Name: Michelle Clifton
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: I just dropped by to say how much I enjoyed the recent videos you posted on your website, especially the ones at the Londonderry Concerts.

I hope to see more of your videos down the road, and I do hope I can one day finally see you in a live show. I see you mainly work in the Minnesota area so more than likely I will have to fly out there. Right now it's just a pipe dream but my fingers are crossed.

I sing used to play piano, but I these days I do it to just get things of my chest, sort of like therapy. There's nothing like a good vocal session and learning new material here at home in the evening. And when my voice gets on track, I gotta tell you it gives me such a good feeling. Some of my favorites vocalist down the line have been the great alto voices like Jo Stafford, Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, etc. I just love to hear your baritone voice and watch you play. It's just wonderful. When I have time I try to attend music lectures and get into music throughout history from the medieval to comtemporary. It's very interesting to understand how music has evolved, or deevolved, but that's subjective.

Well, all the best of everything to you and God bless you.

Date: November 08, 2010 at 12:29:22 (CST)
Name: Rose Hoene
City & State: Duluth, MN
Comments: You're a good ole' soul! Safe journeys to you and I hope we cross paths again...Stay in touch if you like. Rose

Date: November 06, 2010 at 04:57:40 (CDT)
Name: kassey
City & State: Minneapolis MN
Comments: I sw you for the first time tonight...no last night ....absolutely faulous...now I'll see you in Dec/ augsburg...looking forward to it.

Date: November 05, 2010 at 16:34:18 (CDT)
Name: Raul Abella
City & State: Sydney, Australia
Comments: Hello Mr. Michael Johnson,
I never thought for over 30 yrs, I could actually write a letter to you.. I remember my friend Carlos Conde and me listen to your music over and over until we drag to love it and we even play most of your songs way back in Hong Kong 1979..
Wishing you in good health and All the best in life,
Raul Abella

Date: October 12, 2010 at 20:46:13 (CDT)
Name: m margrave
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Loved hearing your story as we deplaned Sunday! Amazing and joyful!

Date: October 12, 2010 at 12:14:24 (CDT)
Name: Joey Jay
City & State: Taylor Lake Village, Texas
Comments: Is MJ ever going to come to the Houston, Texas area or anywhere near it? What would it take to get him here?

Date: October 11, 2010 at 20:12:31 (CDT)
Name: Rita Martinez
City & State: Minneapolis, MN 55408
Comments: I greatly enjoyed your concert in Maplewood, MN the other evening. Have been playing your CDs alot and have your music running through my head.
I wanted to ask you to please include, on your next recording, the song with the line "Just because you didn't answer doesn't mean I didn't call". The wording is so true and the guitar work was wonderful!
Your music speaks of honest emotion and touches the heart. Or the funny bone, depending.....

Date: October 09, 2010 at 00:18:33 (CDT)
Name: Cynthia
City & State: Minneapolis, Mn
Comments: Michael, The first time I saw you in concert was in about 1976-77. It was at the U of M. I was 17 years old. Your stage was set with 3 guitars, bar stool and a microphone. For over 2 hours I was mesmerized by your lyrics, your guitars and you! I purchased the vinyl "There is a Breeze". When I wanted solice, comfort or to reflect on my life listened to you melodies. It centered me.

32 years later, today, I went to your concert at the Maplewood Community Center. Center section, second row. You had exactly the same appeal. I love your messages, your phenominal talent, and your relaxed stage presence. Thank for the comfort and peace that your music has brought me. As much as I loved the early years,

Date: October 08, 2010 at 23:50:45 (CDT)
Name: Donna Yu
City & State: St. Paul
Comments: My sister and I went to see you perform at Maplewood Community Center tonight. Thank you so much for being so personable and accessible to your fans. You meet a lot of people, I know, but I was the one who shook your hands and looked right into your eyes and said thank you. That sounds kind of weird, but I just really wanted you to know that your music has always helped me. Whether you meant it to or not, it has been an understanding companion to me all of these years. I started listening to it when I was in high school, and now I am fifty one. It has helped me through the death of my parents when I was 16, my years of young motherhood, two divorces and the most recent suicide of my 23 year old son - which leads me to this question I wanted to ask you in person, but knew you were really busy signing autographs. Do you ever write songs for people who pay you to do it? I am asking because ...well...I wondered if you would consider writing a song for my son? He died on my birthday. I know that no matter how I approach a letter to you, it sounds really clumsy, but I am sincere.
I live very near the Maplewood Community Center. I am a teacher on the east side of St. Paul. I wrote a check for my cd's tonight and wrote my phone number on it. I know that this is an extremely long shot, but what do I really have to lose? If you would consider listening to my story or writing a song...well...you can call. I totally understand if you feel this is a ridiculous request, and please forgive me in advance if I am being unrealistic.
Donna Yu

Date: October 08, 2010 at 10:50:27 (CDT)
Name: jennifer mackie
City & State: kalispell mt
Comments: I just want to say that when I was little my mom used to play your music. Not having heard your music in 10 or so years, when I did hear a song, it definately brought me back. if you ever decide to come to mt again, please stop in kalispell. We would love to come to your concert! :)

Date: August 21, 2010 at 13:59:15 (CDT)
Name: Mark Isaacson
City & State: Chippewa Falls, WI
Comments: Next Friday I'll be part of a group of fans (family and friends) attending your show at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls. The chance to see you in concert in such a relatively intimate venue, in my hometown, was not to be missed. Especially because I've missed a number of opportunities over the years -- ironically. I say that because we have met on a couple of occasions, have spoken on the phone, and you might well have listened to some of my songs on a demo (since discovered to have been defective - probably, a whole batch of reproductions were, and I failed to check each and every one of them). The phone calls and the song demo were related, over twenty years ago now, but it was nice of you to take the time to talk with me and offer to give a listen. The meetings were at Keith's offices on Excelsior, and they were brief and mostly introductory -- Me coming in as you were heading out and vice versa. I guess I've sort of lost track of Keith over the past few years -- and I don't know where your relationship with him stands today -- but back when Bluer than Blue was moving up the charts, Keith met with me to discuss my musical career. He was interested, but had his hands totally full with you. What he did was offer the use of the Projects Four address and office as a clearing house for some of my business to give me some leverage and legitimacy -- a fellow with the last name of Berg (if memory serves) was very helpful. Anyway, I've since left music-as-career far behind. However, I now look back fondly on those exciting (and naive) days, and wanted you to know I appreciate your part in the mix of memories. If by chance you're available after the show, I'd be honored to treat you to a glass of whatever (there's actually a decent wine bar in Chippewa Falls these days). Otherwise, as already mentioned, I'm truly looking forward to next Friday evening.
Shalom v'ahavah,
Mark Isaacson
P.S. Come to think of it I met your brother once upon a time when I was a student at Colorado State.

Date: August 18, 2010 at 20:22:26 (CDT)
Name: Dave Powers
City & State: Tewksbury, MA
Comments: I'm curious about how buy recordings of the three very funny songs I heard at the Boothbay Harbor show. "Blew By You", "Glad I Worried About That" (?), and one other for which the title escapes me...

Date: August 16, 2010 at 21:22:38 (CDT)
Name: Sheryl Fansler
City & State: Wichita, Ks.,
Comments: Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was filled with the things that mean the most to you!!

Date: August 15, 2010 at 09:33:14 (CDT)
Name: Maureen Brill
City & State: Chicago, IL 60610
Comments: I have your "For All You Mad Musicians" album. Awesome!

Date: August 10, 2010 at 14:05:54 (CDT)
Name: Les Gatechair
City & State: Treasure Island, FL
Comments: Hi Michael,

Tried to email with mjblue address but didn't work.

Reminder - My CD had a photo from Andros and you talked about your time there (old emails).

Long time. Any way, I saw your facebook page and I want to suggest you = post your performance schedule and a link to your mjblue web site. Heard you had surgery, hope you are ok now.

Let me know if you are playing near Tampa bay, FL. Would be willing to = host you or go for a sail or something.



facebook: les.gatechair

Date: July 19, 2010 at 23:43:50 (CDT)
Name: Michelle Clifton
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: I was in your Guest Book Entry a year or so ago. But apparently there was a misunderstanding on my part. I humbly appologize.

I just would like to say that I very much enjoyed the new videos on your websites featuring you playing in 1982 on Night Times Variety.

Your website is in my favorites menu and I clicked on your website curious to see if there were any changes. I saw the videos, and just cried. They were so beautiful. Your music is true and clear as a bell. So I'm just writing to say thank you.

I hope that I'll get a chance to see you in a live show. I also hope I can get some recordings in the near future, but I've been out of work for quite sometime and I have to prioritize. But once I'm back to work the first purchase will be the 2 CD set "The Early Albums."

Best of wishes and God bless.

Date: June 30, 2010 at 15:28:35 (CDT)
Name: Karen Cameron
City & State: Dallas, Texas
Comments: Hello, Michael. It's been a long time since we touched base. I can tell from the 3 generation picture that you have lots going on in your life. Hope you are well and happy.

Date: June 26, 2010 at 20:34:51 (CDT)
Name: Joe Tinkelman
City & State: Silver Spring, MD
Comments: I am so glad to find this site and to see you are still playing. My ex-wife who is from Chicago and was a fan of yours turned me on to you in the very early 1980s (we share a son and we're now good friends). I've often asked her about you because she was sort of the keeper of the Chicago music in our family and she just lost touch with your work-- although she once told me that you had moved into a whole new endeavor. Well anyway, I was telling someone a story about how I used to sing my son to sleep (he is 25 now) Rooty Toot to the Moon and always made myself think that I was singing it to him as sweet as you did (which I'm sure was a lie, but he never seemed to complain). Anyway, I just ordered your early work and I really look forward to reconnecting with it.-- best regards, Joe (I'll share the CD with my ex-wife Nargie-- that whole Chicago period of my life was so rich on the music side. I'm foreever grateful for it.

Date: June 22, 2010 at 17:36:57 (CDT)
Name: Mark Moebeck
City & State: St. Louis, Mo.
Comments: Michael, We've met. I opened for you here in St. Louis, and I'm an old friend of Tom May. Also, I'm an old fan from the early 70s at
Augustana College. Have been snooping around on the site and having a blast.
Don't know if you answer questions, but here goes. Two songs:
Rose, stay here till summer's gone(come?)and a song you opened with here in St. Louis about a guy in hospital bed in 1st verse.I forget the hook or main line. Glad to see you're still out there knocking out the great songs. Hope you are well and will try to get to Nashville to see you sometime. Say hi to Mallett from Mark and Judy
Moebeck. All the best. A huge fan and I hope a friend. Sincerely,
Mark Moebeck

Date: May 26, 2010 at 13:50:25 (CDT)
Name: Glen Spoor
City & State: Madison ME
Comments: Michael,
Many years ago (I'm 63) I lived in the Albany NY area... Now in Maine. I believe I head you back then and really was impressed with your songs and style of delivery. I have one of your albums and am looking for more... which is not hard to find. Stay true to yourself and inner voice in your song writing and you will always do very very well. At one time I also was a folk song singer but now I just have to many hobbies and dont play any longer but just listen. I would like to ask you if you ever sang in a local place in Saratoge Springs NY called Cafe Lena on a open mike night... that would have been back in the 80's. Cafe Lena gave many people their first break... like Bob Dylan. My first wife backed cookies for Lena just for the open mike nights. I hope all is well with you and Please keep up the great work.
Glen Apoor

Date: May 24, 2010 at 19:34:52 (CDT)
Name: binky
City & State: inver grove heights, mn
Comments: Congrats Gramps!
How is life as a Grandpa???? We are expecting our first GRANDSON in 5 weeks......I hear it is wonderful!!!! Can't wait to spoil him to death and return him home!
It is 93 degrees here today.......63 two days ago......go figure.
Our daughter's best friend is trying to "make it in the business", (Megan James, Megan Kirschbaum here in MN to us !) She plays at the Bluebird often......
My best to you....since 1978
Binky Mills

Date: May 08, 2010 at 15:26:27 (CDT)
Name: Phil C Benton
City & State: Pensacola , Florida
Comments: Michael , I am a long time fan and always felt you were very overlooked.
My wife and I were at a Nancy Griffith concert in Alys Beach Florida , sitting off to the side , next to a couple who turned out to be part of her road crew. As we left , he handed me his card ( Phil Kaufman) and I noted he had done some work for you. I remembered how much I liked your work and especially your covers of Hugh Prestwood songs.

We have a festival here , the Frank Brown songwriters festival , gets a lot of people from Nashberg down . I was operating one night late and one of the operating room crew read me the line up for the festival. Hugh was here playing with the Bluebird crew and I remember thinking ,I wonder if Michael is here too? About 1 am after surgery , I called all over Orange Beach and finally woke Hugh up at the condo where he was staying ( he wasn't amused ) , no luck you weren't here. Any way just a long way of saying it was nice to be reminded of a great musician and start listening to your work again. If you ever get this way , let me know and I probably would like to have a home concert, which I do with some friends occasionally.
Chuck Pyle is out your way , he is a friend and great musician. He comes this way occasionally. A new songwriters ( and performers) festival is popping up along 30A in seaside and I would like to maybe get you down here for that too.
Good luck , keep up the great work.

Date: May 07, 2010 at 23:50:45 (CDT)
Name: Chris Bowers
City & State: St. Croix Falls, WI
Comments: Hi- I've been looking for the older albums for years. Stumbled on this site and just bought the Early Albums. Fantastic! I'll be getting a few more for Xmas, my older brother will about die. The CD arrived two days later and they are all in perfect form. I'll be in the seats when he comes to Maplewood, Mn.


Date: April 27, 2010 at 12:11:30 (CDT)
Name: Bill Potvin & Roxy
City & State: Columbia Heights, MN
Comments: Dear Michael, my girlfriend and I met you at Second Chance Prom. You and I discussed your bypass and your trouble getting your wind back. You commented to my girlfriend, "I really seem to connect with this guy." We later discussed a song I had written and your offered to listen and review it for me. I have a crude MP3 recording, but wish to send it to your personal email address, which I do not see on your website. Could you please provide that for me and I'll take it from there. Thank you so much for the wonderful evening at the Marriott.

Hope to hear from you soon, Bill.

Date: April 23, 2010 at 13:31:13 (CDT)
Name: frank a edwards
City & State: poughkeepsie n. y.
Comments: hi michael

if you can sing like the country singer paul hagger or johny cash, i wrote the right song for that type singing

if intersed, let me know, hey you never know.

Date: April 12, 2010 at 21:26:28 (CDT)
Name: Jerry Thomas
City & State: Denver, Colorado
Comments: Hey Mike,
An old face looms up from the past. North High 1961-62. It fills my heart to the brim to know that you have had such a beautiful life doing what you were born to do.
When Bluer Than Blue came out, I was married and living in Santa Fe, NM and it came on the radio in the car. I pulled over and cried for my old friend and his wonderful voice. It was grouped with other songs and they never named the artists. I told my wife we had to go to the record store and find out. It just had to be you.
Thanks for the High School memories and the "Mike Johnson Trio" time. I am so pleased that if anyone of us was to have such success, it would be you. Kudos and Good For You!
Your Old Friend sends Love and Congradutions, long over due. Jerry Thomas

Date: April 02, 2010 at 18:58:29 (CDT)
Name: Dan May
City & State: Philadelphia, PA
Comments: Looking forward to your next East Coast swing. Big fan from way back, and as a fellow singer songwriter, a big admirer of your body of work. Wishing you all the best.

Dan May

Date: March 28, 2010 at 12:35:28 (CDT)
Name: Lisa Everhart
City & State: Bethalto, IL
Comments: Hi Michael,

I met you at Brown's back 05 with Drew Webb.....I had passed along one of my projects to you (Yield on Blue)....

Anyway I just wanted to say hey....currently working on live venue project up here in the sleepy little rivertown of Alton, Ill...(sub of St. Louis)....hoping to provide a place to do live showcase and song development.......Stay well and I hope to hear from you. Thanks Lisa

Date: March 26, 2010 at 19:17:05 (CDT)
Name: Daniel
City & State: Jacksonville, Florida
Comments: Hi Michael:

I am a long time fan of yours. I got your album as soon as it came out and i have been playing it ever since. You are so talented. Your amazing voice pleasures every female i have ever played you for and i cannot say that about any other musical artist in my enormous vinyl collection. Babes love you Michael, plain and simple ;-)

Your music is easy going, heartfelt and your lyrics are awesome.
My favorite is "Two in Love" which is playing right now from your LP, on a vintage Thoren's turntable from the 1970's with double Advent speakers (Henry Kloss). Your voice is beautiful with hers.

I felt compelled to say hello after all of these years.
Isn't the internet amazing?

Daniel - Jacksonville, FL

Date: March 20, 2010 at 15:06:07 (CDT)
Name: joaquim goncalves
City & State: Faro - Portugal
Comments: Dear friend(s)
I can´t get anywhere the "You can call me blue" CD. It´s the only one missing in my colection. Tried Amazon, E-bay...and nothing.
I´m a huge portuguese fan, and i´d like so very much to have it.
Can you help?
Best regards

Date: March 13, 2010 at 12:30:36 (CST)
Name: Don Ingram
City & State: Arvada, Co
Comments: Hi Mike,
I have thought about you hundreds of times over the years. I always hoped you stayed with your music, you were so good back in the old days and I bet you still are. It was nice to get the email from Jim Crigler about going to your concert last night.
Just a little update about me and my family. I have been married to the same lady, Merrilyn, for 43 years. Have two kids, a boy Scot and a gal, Kelly. We have three grand kids that keep us on the go all the time. Merrilyn is a Canadian so we have spend a lot of time in western Canada with her family. We travel to Mexico every year and last year we did a 16 day Mediterranean cruises, had a great time.
I talked to Marcia at the 25 class reunion and I said I would call her, but never did.
Anyway, if you have time send me a little note and maybe we can get together some time.I am retired and have lots of time to party.


Don Ingram
6650 W 73rd ave.
Arvada, Co 80003
303 428 1767

Date: March 12, 2010 at 12:17:04 (CST)
Name: Carol Christensen
City & State: Loveland, Colorado
Comments: Hi Michael, I volunteer at the Rialto Theater in Loveland. Last night I had the privilege of seeing your show for the first time. I was so impressed. Your love of entertaining and your creative talents shine through every minute you're on stage. Please come back to Loveland again. Thank you for providing a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. You "made my day!"

Date: March 12, 2010 at 09:18:11 (CST)
Name: shirley
City & State: Loveland CO
Comments: TERRIFIC SHOW AT THE RIALTO--friend talked me into going and I'm so glad I went. I'll definitely make the next one without any persuasion. Thank you for being so talented!

Date: March 07, 2010 at 00:22:05 (CST)
Name: Greg Hartline
City & State: Henderson, NV
Comments: Great show tonight. Hope you come back to Boulder City soon!

Date: February 25, 2010 at 14:21:03 (CST)
Name: Chuck Mead
City & State: Boulder City, NV
Comments: Very much looking forward to your show at the BC Theatre on March 6, 2010. I had an original vinyl lp of 'The Michael Johnson Album'in 1978...wore it out. Take care and safe travel.

Date: February 23, 2010 at 03:02:18 (CST)
Name: Emily Franzen
City & State: Toledo, OH
Comments: Michael-

I've been so looking forward to your Ann Arbor concert, but can't bring myself to go without my mom. We've gone together to the last two concerts you've given there, but she's recently moved out of state. She's been a fan of yours for quite some time, and I grew up listening to your records. I even went to a concert you gave in Lapeer, MI in the 80s, when I was very small. I hope you return again to Michigan, and that I'll be able to come see you. Thank you for putting on such wonderful shows, with such a great atmosphere.


Date: February 22, 2010 at 20:09:16 (CST)
Name: Tony Keane
City & State: Marlboro, NJ
Comments: I have been listening to your music for years, but have never reached out to let you know how much I have enjoyed it.

I am touched by so many of your lyrics and melodies. You make the world a better place. I'm glad you share this world with me.

An old timer,
Tony Keane

Date: February 16, 2010 at 19:59:36 (CST)
Name: "Skip" Michael Mason
City & State: Dickson Tn
Comments: Michael, met you at the airport tonight, 2/16/10, at luggage, thankyou for staying humble inspite of your success, gives me hope... Michael "SKIP" Mason...

Date: February 15, 2010 at 07:00:20 (CST)
Name: Kevin Rife
City & State: Marion, Iowa
Comments: Michael,
it was truely an honor to meet you. You are an incredible talent and a wonderful person.

God Bless !

Kevin Rife

Date: February 13, 2010 at 02:26:54 (CST)
Name: Harry Moore
City & State: St Louis Mo
Comments: I guess you can do what you want to these days(which noone deserves more than you do), but would love to see you at the Sheldon in St Louis some day. Incredible guitar, great voice, great songs. Been listening since high school (early eighties).

Date: January 22, 2010 at 09:52:24 (CST)
Name: gary berres
City & State: st.paul,minn.
Comments: hope your reunion with your daughter goes well,she'll fall in love with like everyone else, great showat the dakota in dec.

Date: January 18, 2010 at 11:28:26 (CST)
Name: Mary Weitz
City & State: Bloomington,IN
Comments: One of the best gifts I gave myself for Christmas 2009 was to get to see and hear you perform in St. Cloud, MN. Home for the holiday, I was delighted to be serenaded by you. It had been a few years. Thank you for being so present, so funny and honest. I've always loved your song and lyric, playing classics and mixing up surprising treats. Delightful... I was moved by your story of shingles. I cried softly as you spoke of your daughter and now again as I write this. You will meet this week and I am so honored to feel a part of your celebration. Many blessings, friend, as you venture on. A lifetime fan, Mary Weitz

Date: January 17, 2010 at 18:57:43 (CST)
Name: Glenn Northrop
City & State: Seattle, WA
Comments: Hey Michael...

Looking forward to your performance next Friday at the Red Bicycle on Vashon Island.

Just an idea: I think it would be great for you to open a "twitter" account to keep in touch with your fan base. This is an easy, cost-free marketing idea that will help connect you to your devotees. Just an idea. Even if you only "tweet" a few times a week, you will be amazed how thankful your fans are to hearing from you. Should take very little time out of your schedule.

I'll come by after your show next week to say hi.

Hope all is well with you.

Glenn Northrop
Seattle, WA

Date: January 11, 2010 at 16:24:49 (CST)
Name: Jim Torkelson
City & State: Bloomington, MN
Comments: Michael!

Just sitting here on a winter's day...on youtube...listening to your fantastic version of 'I Can't Get To You From Here' that you did on Ch. 2 tv back in the '80s! I HAD NEVER HEARD YOU DO THAT SONG AND IT BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!!! I have several of your lps/cds and for some reason it is not on there or I've been distracted when it was! So...I hunted up the lyrics..Don Gibson...and now am going to learn that song so I can play it with the others of yours I can play...ie. 'Rooty','May Ya Never','Damn It All','On The Road',....etc. I play them w/the E lowered to a D. Love that simple tuning..for the pedal tone. I won't get the guitar part down on this new one...like yours, but it will be passable!

I saw you at Excelsior in the little bar about a year ago. I was the guy who introduced you that night. What fun! Got a real hoot when you looked at me and said..."Thanks, Dad!!" Crowd loved it and so did I...but I don't think I'm old enough to be your dad!!!

Thanks for all you do...and I pray you are back 100% from the heart thing!!

God Loves you and so do we....your many fans.


PS> If you're ever feeling down, read the comments under the youtube video of "I can't get to you'....what beautiful people are your fans!

Date: January 09, 2010 at 15:25:26 (CST)
Name: John Dawson Read
City & State: UK
Comments: Hi MIchael. Just dropping in to say Hi and to wish you a wonderful 2010. Still, entirely thanks to you, my music life has been totally re-energised and I am writing, recording and even performing again....and its all going down rather well!
All the very best to you and yours.

Date: December 22, 2009 at 18:20:18 (CST)
Name: Mark Chalupsky
City & State: Carver, MN
Comments: Hello Michael--it was great to see you at the Three Crows last Friday night. You sound as great as ever. I have been playing the CD you signed for me. I know you are excited about meeting your daughter in January and it was great you could share that story with us. I hope all goes well when you meet! I love your music!


Date: December 18, 2009 at 12:35:25 (CST)
Name: Richard Rubio
City & State: Riverside, Ca
Comments: Michael,
It's been sometime since we spoke. Hope your are well. Perhaps you will perform out in California again. Maybe in San Jacinto.

Stay well.


Date: December 15, 2009 at 23:20:11 (CST)
Name: Tom Oelfke
City & State: St. Peter, MN
Comments: Michael,

Thank you so much for your gift of music here at Gustavus. I'm currently a senior student and have listened to you share your talent with us for 4 years now. At every show you have brought tears to my eyes and I wouldn't have it any other way. If for nothing else, I will return to Gustavus each December to hear you share your incredible passion for music with this community.

For everything, thank you.

Tom Oelfke

Date: December 09, 2009 at 20:32:26 (CST)
Name: Tadd Huff
City & State: Litt Carr, ky.
Comments: Dear Micheal,
I have always loved to hear you sing and play. During the late 1980's I was separated, by my choice, from my family. I was watching mtv one night and your video of "That's that" came on. By the time the woman in the video placed the hat on the little girl, I was almost in tears. It reminded me of what I had left behind, a wife and a little daughter. I finally came to my senses, moved back home, and got my family back. My wife, Debbie, passed away about seven years ago from complications associated with cancer, but not before giving me two more wonderful children.

I've just recently lost my girl-friend, Lulie, to C.O.P.D who passed away at Thanksgiving. I thought about that song "That's that" and I've been listening to it for the last few days. It has meant so much to me and I thought I would let you know how much I appreciate you and your music.
Sincerely Yours,

Date: November 20, 2009 at 17:44:20 (CST)
Name: J.W. McClure
City & State: Stanwood, WA
Comments: good music

Date: November 09, 2009 at 05:34:20 (CST)
Name: Larry Schuba
City & State: Berlin/Germany
Comments: Hi Michael,
love your music and played it in my radioshow many times.
my Question:
is there any Michael Johnson Song, were the lyrics begins with:
Born one day in carolina !
Coulds you gsend me the titel from this song?
Thanks a lot for your help
Best wishes from Germany

Date: November 07, 2009 at 19:12:05 (CST)
Name: Ann Martin
City & State: Kilcoe, Co. Cork Ireland
Comments: Hi, Michael.
I'm looking forward to your music at the Gustavus concert in December. I'm an artist in residence for the winter, thanks to the Hillstrom Museum at the College. I'll be there among your many, many fans. All is good on my end, hope the same is true for you.
Warm Regards,

Date: November 06, 2009 at 13:48:35 (CST)
Name: Bob Muscovitz
City & State: Champlin, Minnesota
Comments: Michael,
We met and actually talked on the phone back when you lived up here in Minnesota.. Oh, Oh, I aged me! We talked songwriting way back and that I should keep going with this journey. Here I am 58 and still chasing as they say. You've come a long way! Me,, just here.. Anyways, could you take a few minutes or so and give me your ears? I'm curious what you think more than anyone else I value as a musician/performer. Here is my link to my soundclick site..
Thank You Mike,
Bob Muscovitz
Champlin, Mn

Date: November 04, 2009 at 03:12:12 (CST)
Name: Kevin Steinman
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: Hi, Michael.

I'm very sorry to hear you're not feeling well.

Thought it might pass an idle moment or two if I asked the following question.

I am a young singer/songwriter, intending to make a career out of playing my music for people. Is there any advice you can give that would help me at this early stage in his career? Things you wish you knew way back when?

You have built a following of such avid followers, and such a broad body of respected work, I wonder if there's anything you'd recommend I focus on - whether from the musical, performance, or business sides of things.

I'd welcome any thoughts you might have.

Here's to a speedy recovery!

Kevin Steinman

Date: October 07, 2009 at 12:47:51 (CDT)
Name: Eric Christensen
City & State: Sturgis, South Dakota
Comments: Was counting down the days until we could see you in Lead and Rapid City! So sorry that you are not feeling well. Get well soon! Will be looking forward to seeing you again. Don't forget your friends in the Black Hills. You will be missed!

Date: October 01, 2009 at 11:46:53 (CDT)
Name: Brian Clendenin
City & State: Marina Del Rey, Ca.
Comments: Just the Best,

Date: September 16, 2009 at 13:03:20 (CDT)
Name: Jim Seem
City & State: Asheville, NC
Comments: Are you Leo's dad?

Date: September 15, 2009 at 12:48:15 (CDT)
Name: Hans Orup,MD
City & State: Monte Sereno, CA
Comments: Thought I'd look you up after enjoying our recent trip to pick up the rental cars at Enterprise in Denver. I see we should have insisted on an impromptu recital. Hope you enjoyed my friends' penguin joke. Best of luck to you with your career. Hans

Date: September 03, 2009 at 03:05:04 (CDT)
Name: Chuck Clark
City & State: San Antonio Texas
Comments: Michael,
Hope this makes it to you! There was a time in my life when you saved my life. Love is truly a bitch and you wrote it like you meant it. You got me through a really bad time and now I am married (happily) and my wife (of 23 years) and I have one song. The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder.
Thanks for being honest enough to write from the heart! Any thing that I can do for you in south central TX let me know. I would certainly be gracious enough to return the favor. I am no Bible thumper but when you sing, HuHummm, I can hear the better angels of our humanity. God Bless You Michael!

Date: August 29, 2009 at 16:08:19 (CDT)
Name: Al Gay
City & State: Atlanta, Ga.
Comments: Music Choice channel on Comcast just played your music, thought I'd look you up.
Hope to see you in Atlanta Nov. 12

Date: August 24, 2009 at 13:51:31 (CDT)
Name: Helena
City & State: Santos, São Paulo, Brasil
Comments: Michael,
Amo voce,amo suas músicas,mas é muito dificil encontrar o seu CD aqui no brasil.Encomendei um [ THEN & NOW ] e levou dois meses para chegar.
Gostaria de poder comprar outros CDS,mas não sei onde encontrar-los!!!
Sempre ouvi sua música,atravez da rádio[antena 1],liguei para eles pedindo informações,e me disseram que só tinham duas músicas sua:BLUER THAN BLUER e THIS NIGHT WON'T LAST FOREVER.Isso quer dizer que eu tenho mais músicas que a rádio,pois tenho um CD inteiro;com dez
Obrigada por voce existir!!!

Date: August 11, 2009 at 13:50:08 (CDT)
Name: Andy Belling
City & State: Los Angeles CA 91201
Comments: I had the great pleasure of working with Michael a decade or two ago. In the early 80's I was Music Director for the Dinah Shore Show - and, as a big fan, managed to get a booking for him on her show. We rehearsed three numbers - including a duet with Dinah - at her house in Malibu - she cooked us lunch btw. and she thoroughly enjoyed their time together. The other day while assembling music for my iPod I decided to include five of his albums and upon re-hearing I once again realized how much Michael's music has been a part of the landscape of my life.
I'll quit before this sounds like a eulogy. But thanks, Michael for the many hours of pleasure your talent has created. Cheers.

Date: August 08, 2009 at 02:47:30 (CDT)
Name: Roger & Sylvie Lehmann
City & State: Geneva, Switzerland
Comments: Dear Michael,
It has been a while, so I hope this finds you well...
Happy Birthday from your friends in Geneva
Roger, Sylvie & co

Date: July 25, 2009 at 06:25:26 (CDT)
Name: Cindy
City & State: Swartz Creek, Mi
Comments: Michael,

My husband and I saw you perform in Ann Arbor, Mi last winter (2009). After listening to you most of our married life (32 years) and loving all of your music, we are wondering if you are going to be in Michigan again this year? As I sit here at my keyboard, you are playing on the radio. I love it!!! Brings back memories of good times in my life.


Date: July 24, 2009 at 11:03:03 (CDT)
Name: Tom Krol
City & State: Chicago, IL
Comments: Hey Michael!
It was a pleasure to meet you at SPACE in Evanston and I'm glad you were pleased with my sound work. I very much enjoyed your show and humor.
I hope to hook up with you the next time you come by these parts. You're an inspiration to my gut-string guitar playing and singing. Let's stay in touch.
Tom Krol

Date: July 12, 2009 at 02:28:12 (CDT)
City & State: Sioux Falls,SD
Comments: I am trying to find the sheet mucis to "I will whisper your name." in voice and piano, and am unable to find it.
Would you be able to tell me what books it is published in and if they are in print yet where I could purchase it.
I am getting married soon and would like to sign this at my wedding if has such great meaning.
Thank you for your time,
Lori Hohn

Date: July 10, 2009 at 00:20:21 (CDT)
Name: Michelle Clifton
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Hello. I was on YouTube searching for something else when I inadvertantly ran across your music. I'm so glad I did. It was a wonderful rediscovery as I admired your music in the late 70s but somehow lost track I'm sorry to say.

Question: I was looking at the video performance from your website of "Fate of Fireflies" that you did in December, 2002. It was beautiful; very visual. Do you have any full length concert performances available on DVD?

Thank you. And oh! Congratulations on your new grandson.

Date: July 07, 2009 at 02:35:04 (CDT)
Name: Robert Poehler
City & State: NYC NY
Comments: Why always drugs rob stars too early?

Date: July 01, 2009 at 22:32:35 (CDT)
Name: Cheryl Dalton
City & State: Charlotte, TN (Nashville area)
Comments: I have always loved "Bluer Than Blue," and "This Night Won't Last.." The songs are great but your vocal style, tones and delivery is what make them shine. You and James Taylor, along with Dave Marshall, have topped my list of favorite vocalists...........Tonight I found your website by accident. My daughter, who is 14, has just discovered John Denver. On a whim, I googled John Denver. WOW! There you were. How awesome that the two of you were in a band together...........Would love to see you live. Keep send us great music.

Date: June 12, 2009 at 05:07:16 (CDT)
Name: Ellis Girrard
City & State: Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Comments: WEll, finally, I have found MJ after all these years, thanks to the beauty of the internet. Seen MJ in Pocatello, Idaho in the '80 wIth Eddie Rabbit, I had heard of the song Bluer than blue, but never really knew who he was, wow, was I blown away!! To this day, its now June12th,2009 I have never gotton over the song The moon is still over my shoulder from his concert in Poky,and thanks to Jeff Hammer writing in this guest book, I have finally been able to hear his music again....cheers, Ellis Girrard/ Pocatello , Idaho/Lochinvar,Au. www.egmusic.4t.com

Date: June 11, 2009 at 21:47:14 (CDT)
Name: Amy Jo
City & State: Culebra, Puerto Rico
Comments: Michael

After I met you at the Indian cuisine buffet in Nashville. I went home and called my husband to tell him how thrilled I was that I got to meet you. I started singing him your songs to remind him how much he loved your music. Then to play one for him I popped open my one gig MP3 player/flash drive that I'd brought from home. In it I found 168 Amy Jo originals and about 30 of my very favorite songs that I had dropped in there for the flight. Out of 30 songs... 5 of them were yours! I'd say I kind of like your stuff.
Big hugs
Amy Jo

PS Thank you for saying you'd enjoy writing with me someday. It made my day, no week, NO it was the thrill of a lifetime.

Date: June 11, 2009 at 14:42:26 (CDT)
Name: Connie Parsons
City & State: Rockford, IL
Comments: Congratulations on being a Grampa! I hope you will be coming to Rockford soon and seeing you at the Waterfront last year was great. You meet my family 2 years ago when they tried to plan a surprise Birthday Party for me by booking you to sing. Our plans were changed because of your surgery and I am thrilled you are doing better. Hope you can come soon to our area and perform. Congratulations Gramps!
Connie Parsons

Date: May 16, 2009 at 18:14:53 (CDT)
Name: Mary Petrocco
City & State: Denver, CO
Comments: Hi Mike:

I went to North High School with you. I married Jim Petrocco and you and Jim were roommates at college in Greeley. Also, in H.S. we double dated and I think her name was Kelly.
We're having a class reunion in August - can you come?

Date: May 09, 2009 at 15:30:05 (CDT)
Name: Donnalynn
City & State: St. Paul Minnesota
Comments: I just want to say thank you. Thank you for your music. Sometimes we can wonder if our lives have mattered, or if we have done anything for the good of mankind. Well, I don't know about anyone else, but you have helped a skinny little red haired girl get through some really trying times. Your music has comforted me, mourned with me, cheered me, and allowed me to really examine life. Maybe you didn't mean for your music to do all of that, but some of the most significant contributions in life are accidental. I lost my mother when I was 16, and your music comforted me...I am now 49 and 3/4 and lost my son to suicide two years ago(on my birthday), I again returned to your music to help me sort and examine things. As I said earlier, even if you didn't mean to - you helped a sister out. I met you twice and always wished I could adequately express my thanks to you...so for a third time, in writing, I again attempt to say, "Thank you." Thank you for helping me out during the course of my life.
a kindred spirit,
Donna Yu

Date: May 08, 2009 at 13:08:20 (CDT)
Name: Colleen
City & State: Ann Arbor, MI
Comments: Hi! I saw you at the coffeehouse in Ann Arbor in March, and was thrilled to find you here! I was to shy to request a song from the earlier albums that night, but I listen to all the recordings you've been able to make available. Your music has been the soundtrack of my life, beginning with a concert my freshman year at Gustavus. Thanks for all of the happy hours listening to your beautiful voice and songs.

Date: April 24, 2009 at 18:24:01 (CDT)
Name: Patricia ( Barnett ) Bores
City & State: North Mankato, MN
Comments: Michael, had you on my mind, so thought I'd look you up on the net. Hoping life is treating you well! It has been many years since we last visited. I do believe that was after a concert you gave at the college in ST Peter, MN back in `93 or `94. Remember? We tried to find my son, Jeff Barnett, who you so inspired, but we couldn't locate him. My son is now a musician & a trained Lutherie. You use to refer to me as the most beautiful person you had ever met. We first met back in `81 or was it `82, after People's Fair in Mankato at a dinner called, Maggies. You invited me & my son to watch you jam with a local band. You let my son accompany you playing the tambourine. Well anyways, I hope all is well & you are continuing to create beautiful music!

Date: April 21, 2009 at 20:14:09 (CDT)
Name: Ken Totushek
City & State: Barrington, RI
Comments: Love your music, playing, and style--ever since the mid 70s. Blessings, Ken

Date: April 15, 2009 at 18:01:27 (CDT)
Name: Ron Larson
City & State: The Hamptons, New York
Comments: Michael,
So sorry to learn about your recent surgery but glad to hear you've survived it. Please know that the standard period of depression that usually follows such a traumatic event, passes. I have never experienced heart surgery myself, but I have come through some pretty rough clinical depression and the key is to always keep your guitar tuned and the nails trimmed.
Hang in there my old friend. Remember the Mai Tai . . .
Hang in there old crooner. . .
PS: Whatever you do, don't check out my inauguration YouTube video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jHRF5Q5jk or my budding website; musicruise.com

Date: April 12, 2009 at 22:41:21 (CDT)
Name: djurgens
City & State: Fremont, NE
Comments: Why don't you record new music? It has been forever since you have put out a solo album.

Date: April 12, 2009 at 13:42:04 (CDT)
Name: Dana Larson
City & State: Gilbert, AZ
Comments: Hi Michael, not long after I graduated from high school I was driving alone one evening listening to the radio, returning home from a party where my ex was with his new girl, when the DJ announced a new song from Michael Johnson and "Bluer Than Blue" came on. I cried through the whole thing but it became my favorite. And I became a fan. Thank you for your music and especially the song that, after all these years, is still so strong in my heart.

Date: April 09, 2009 at 20:44:09 (CDT)
Name: Ken Johnson
City & State: Watertown, SD
Comments: Michael,

Haven't seen you around and wondering if you are still playing or if that you maybe with a band now. We enjoyed the time that you played for our group here in Watertown. The group called Friends of Acoustic and Blues is still going strong with 4 or so concerts a year. You may remember coming to my house for dinner the night before.
Well, hope all is well and we may be interested in getting you back if you are still in the business. Let me know.


Date: April 06, 2009 at 15:56:28 (CDT)
Name: Doris
City & State: Blythewood, SC
Comments: I have loved your song "Bluer than Blue" for the longest time. I just simply love it. Would love to see you sing it in person someday. Bless Ya!

Date: April 06, 2009 at 09:12:07 (CDT)
Name: Jeff Lehman
City & State: Warren, MI
Comments: Hello Michael:

I wanted to let you know again that you put on a great show at The Green Wood Coffee House in Ann Arbor, MI. My family and I really enjoyed your show and meeting you. I will let my cousin, Gene Bertoncini know about the influence he had on your career. He will be quite touched, I'm sure. If you want to drop him a line, he's at:


Take Care,
Jeff Lehman
Music Director/Keyboard Player
Sony Music Recording Artists
Looking Glass
ph: (586)-582-0657
cell: (586)-219-9789
email: jjleh@aol.com

Date: March 29, 2009 at 10:04:25 (CDT)
Name: Willette Friday
City & State: Corona, CA
Comments: I heard you at the University of Minnesota in 1973(?) and never forgot the great concert. I didn't know you still played gigs until I found you on the internet. Do you ever get to California? Looking at your concert schedule, I think you're probably based in the midwest. 'd love to hear you again, but I don't make it back to MN very much. Thanks for the great memories!

Date: March 23, 2009 at 17:43:24 (CDT)
Name: David Clounch
City & State: Apple Valley, MN 55124
Comments: Just wanted to say, and have a great concert in the twin cities this spring! Have you ever though of playing Jack Bauer's long lost twin brother on 24? Because when I watch that program I always think of you.
Then your songs start going through my head.

-Dave (owner of Brandy who was friends with Ruffy)

Date: March 22, 2009 at 12:19:27 (CDT)
Name: Randy Cook
City & State: Rocky Hill, Ct
Comments: Are there any plans for Michael to come to the Northeast? Hartford area, Boston area. I've been a fan since the early days and would love to hear him live.

Date: March 20, 2009 at 02:09:28 (CDT)
Name: Brad
City & State: mn
Comments: Hey Michael, I remember speaking to you many many years ago after a concert, and your experiences studying in Spain. I am finishing up undergraduate study as a classical guitarist, and have just received acceptances from a horde of fancy (but ridiculously expensive) conservatories in the US. What was your approach to finding a place to study in europe, and what was all that jazz you were telling me about getting help through the US government? Any insight is appreciated. thanks!


Date: March 14, 2009 at 16:28:49 (CDT)
Name: carrie attebury
City & State: Cherokee Village Arkansas
Comments: I want to say again how much I enjoyed your show in Cherokee Village Arkansas on March 8th. I posted the pictures on my Facebook page. I can email them to you if you want.

Carrie Attebury

Date: March 06, 2009 at 21:16:44 (CST)
City & State: AUSTIN, TX

Date: March 03, 2009 at 20:17:09 (CST)
Name: Carrie Attebury
City & State: cherokee village arkansas
Comments: Am really looking forward to the 3/8/09 show in cherokee village arkansas. I have loved your music since i was a little girl.

Date: March 01, 2009 at 17:10:52 (CST)
Name: Steve DeFoe
City & State: Forest Lake, MN
Comments: I can't remember the first time I saw Michael perform live, but I do remember pickin' up the lp "There Is A Breeze" & being blown away. While in college (early 70s), when I came to be in charge of our campus newsletter the first thing I did was to book Michael for a campus performance. Not many showed up, but I LOVED every minute of it. ...Jump to a couple of months ago in Fergus Falls & seeing him once again, brought back so many memories & reminded me why, for my money, he's the best. I'm so glad he hasn't faded to "Blue" & become an answer to "whatever happened to..." I've followed his diverse career since the beginning & have never been disappointed. Thanks, Michael & keep tearing down those obstacles & drive on. Oh, yes and please, my friend, knock off the ciggies. I anticipate following you for many years into the future, but you've got to do your part. After all, isn't it about ME (heh, heh). I wish you peace, my brother.

Date: February 24, 2009 at 16:32:11 (CST)
Name: Susan
City & State: centennial, CO
Comments: Michael,

I was born and raised in St. Peter Minnesota and a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.. I would always look forward to your concert every year. I now live in Colorado and was wondering if you ever get out this way to do concerts- I would love to see you again!

Susan Wolfe

Date: February 23, 2009 at 03:13:45 (CST)
Name: brian
City & State: catalunya spain
Comments: hello micheal
i have just heard you sing [cant get to you from here]and then found out it was from 1981 well better late than never its interesting i have moved from england so spain just south of barcelona and my french friends recently introduced me to brell so finding you and brell i have alot of catching up to do
i hope you build your house in colorado
many thanks brian

Date: February 16, 2009 at 19:28:17 (CST)
Name: Sue Shannon
City & State: Saukville, WI
Comments: Our son, Andy Shannon enjoyed meeting you in Vail this weekend. Guess all those years of dragging him to piano lessons were worth it! Looking forward to browsing through your site.
~Sue Shannon

Date: February 16, 2009 at 19:08:45 (CST)
Name: Diane C.
City & State: Minnesota
Comments: Hi Michael,

First of all, congratulations on your new grandson! Babies are such a treasure. Enjoy as much time with him as you can get.
Just wanted to let you know that Lugs O. passed away in January at 92 years old. The memorial service was last Saturday--lots of neighbors from the past were there and your name came up a couple of times. It's the end of an era for the neighborhood; Lugs had lived in that house for 51 years.
Thanks for stopping by to see my mom when you were in Minnesota. She is always glad to see you. Drop by again when you're in town.
Greet Stan and Leo, and give the baby a hug. And take care of yourself too. We hope to see you in concert around here soon.

Diane C.

Date: February 06, 2009 at 20:47:48 (CST)
Name: Thomas Rocco Mezzo
City & State: LAKEWOOD,New Jersey
Comments: Dear Michael,
First of all i feel a bit embarrassed that i have never heard any of your other tunes. In 1978 when Bluer then Blue came out it was played quite regularly in New Jersey especially by a radio station called WMGQ in somerset or New Brunswick area of New Jersey. After i broke up with a girl your song would bring tears to my eyes and certainly tugged at my heart strings. The lyrics and Music are absolutely Perfect together and of course i would never want to hear anyone else sing that song but you! Your version with your own backing vocals is superb, to say the very least.I wonder if this song "Bluer Then Blue" was written from a personal loss or perhaps someone that you broke up with along the line? Most of my best songs come from personal feelings and divine inspiration. I'd rather write ten great hits then to fall prey to mediocrity just to write songs. One of my songs "a soldiers song" was recorded in July of 2005 by The United States Army Concert Orchestra "Pershings Own" that plays for the president and dignitaries and heads of state. This piece was inspired by a young 20 year old soldier from Clark New Jersey who was also a classmate of my daughter's. When we got the news that a good kid from clark nj was shot in the neck while attempting to rescue his fellow soldiers that were pinned down, it was too close to home and i had already been working on a tune for what i thought would be a love song. Well it became a different type of love song.One that honors all of our brave men and women that fight for our freedom in these very troubled times. My web site is myspace.com/thomasmezzo and taxi.com/tommezzo where you can hear fully orchestrated pieces that i have finished in the last 5 or 6 years. My latest piece is titled "I have waited just for you". I hope that it finds it's way into a motion picture. Anyhow i just wondered if you wrote the string parts for "Bluer then Blue". They really are a superb arrangement that compliments your singing and playing perfectly! Also was that you playing the Piano in the opening sequence of this wonderful song?
Anyhow I will always love "Bluer then Blue" and admire and respect you as a fellow composer and songwriter for writing this delightful piece.
I wish you and your family all the best of God's good blessings.

Date: February 06, 2009 at 20:46:51 (CST)
Name: Jim Robertson
City & State: Ocala, Florida
Comments: Michael,

Come to Florida. We had you for a private party about 10 years ago here in Ocala. Went to see you last year in Ft. Lauderdale but you
couldn't finish - bad throat. Please let us know if you're ever
heading our way. The tunes on the I Pod and cd's aren't enough.

Best wishes,

Date: February 05, 2009 at 12:59:17 (CST)
Name: Melissa
City & State: Brentwood, Tennessee
Comments: You were amazing last night at the Bluebird Cafe. It was an honor to be there!
Best regards always,
(aka silver shoes)

Date: January 17, 2009 at 10:02:34 (CST)
Name: Terry Cooper
City & State: Blue Springs, Missouri
Comments: Michael,

Hope you are well.

In the early 1970s, you played at a sort of private concert, along with a few other artists, in the ballroom of the student union at what was then called Central Missouri State College. The concert was for student union people from various colleges in the area. I crashed it.

At the time, I thought I'd never seen you before, but I was very impressed by your singing and guitar playing. (I remember that Brewer and Shipley were also there, and maybe Josh White, and a couple of comedians, and I can't remember who else.) I had the opportunity to talk to you afterward, but passed. But if I remembered where I'd seen you before, I would have loved to talk to you. You did a song the Mitchell Trio recorded, "Business Goes on as Usual," and that should have given me a clue.

I wrote a term paper for my U.S. Social History class on the Chad Mitchell Trio. The group is still my favorite all-time group. One day, on Michael Douglas's show, I think, I saw you with John Denver and David Boise, still billed as the Mitchell Trio. I had read that when Mike Kobluk left the group, Mitchell's name could no longer be used. I also read that Denver, Boise, and Johnson recorded one album for Reprise but it was never released. (I've read conflicting things about the trio.)

At any rate, I'm not sure why, after all these years I decided to tell you my little story. But I really regret not talking to you all those years ago. I was also wondering if you ever had any contact with John Denver in the years after the trio disbanded.

Best wishes.

Terry Cooper

Date: January 17, 2009 at 03:53:54 (CST)
Name: Dave Kimball
City & State: lakewood Colorado
Comments: Ok I'm looking at the website....have been a fan and fellow performer for decades AND......former colorado state music major. Saw the Feb dates in colorado and am already booked on the fri and sat dates. Would come a scrape gum off the bottom of tables to sneak in on the 2/15 date. any chance you need an experienced cord wrapper or tripod setter upper?

Date: January 15, 2009 at 05:00:54 (CST)
Name: eddie whatever
City & State: Malibu, CA 90265













Date: January 12, 2009 at 16:58:47 (CST)
Name: Ken Selecter
City & State: Denver, Colorado
Comments: Hi Michael,

It good to see you will be coming to Colorado in February. I have some friends still in Vail and will be there for your show on Feb 14, 2009.

Would you be available for a meal? Lunch or Dinner.

I will try to get in touch with Chris E and Steve Z and let them know you will be in town.

It would be great to talk with you and catch up. Maybe go to a meeting?

Your Friend.

Ken Selecte

Date: January 11, 2009 at 07:18:13 (CST)
Name: Norm "MadDawg" Siegel
City & State: Des Plaines IL
Comments: Really, the first chance to get back to you after the sow at SPACE in Evanston and the following get together at "The Studio"! It is so great to see how well you look and how well you sound, considering the last couple of years! You have returned to that magnificent continence and voice that I have held so dear in my mind for over 35 years! Listening to you sing with Donna at the studio and getting a chance to fool around on a bass violin with you and also to sing with you just made a sweet night even sweeter. Please, come back to Chicagoland, even if it's just to pass through to another destination. You are sorely missed in this deprived and depraved town! So, remember, always keep your head down when dealing with gun slinging club owners, even if it was just a pearl handled Baretta pea shooter, an experience we both have shared at the same venue!!!!!!

Peace, good fortune and Happy Independence (Inauguration) Day!


Date: January 09, 2009 at 08:26:16 (CST)
Name: Margo Herbert
City & State: Superior, WI
Comments: Michael,

I just want to thank you for the wonderful concerts in Grand Marais. Dan and I enjoyed them very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Margo Herbert

Date: January 08, 2009 at 16:10:34 (CST)
Name: cary c banks
City & State: lubbock tx
Comments: Michael
We have a mutual friend, Kevin Welch and back in the 80's we did a showcase together. I was a member of the Maines Brothers band, Mercury records.I just ran across a copy of Then and Now and enjoy it very much.
Are you actively seeking new material? If so, where might I send a song and in what format do you prefer?
Thank you-
A long time fan
Cary C Banks

Date: January 06, 2009 at 12:36:08 (CST)
Name: Brian Hatcher
City & State: South St Paul, Minnesota
Comments: Michael you are a hoot! You made it so much fun and memorable celebrating New Years Eve (12/31/2008) at Deb & Michael Monroe's log cabin last week up in Grand Marais MN! It was an honor for my wife Helen & I to share that night with you and the the Monroes, listen to your wonderful gift of humor and music, and bring in the New Year!
I took video and pictures of the show and am going to put them on a DVD Slideshow with your music in the background for Deb & Michael and myself. If you want me to send you a copy, please let me know. Break a leg buddy and Take Care!
Cheers! from that Home Brew Beer guy from Minny...

~Brian Hatcher

Date: December 29, 2008 at 11:48:40 (CST)
Name: Susan Taft
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: Hello Michael. I am taking voice lessons, because I sound like a rusty machine and I really do have a song in my heart. Getting old, time to try, anyway. Very hard to practice, much less make a likeable sound. But listening to you - Now&Then;, at the moment - is a great inspiration. What a beautiful voice you have. Oh, my gosh. And your musical choices - wonderful. Thanks so much, Michael. Hope to see you performing in 2009. XOSusie

Date: December 26, 2008 at 18:42:54 (CST)
Name: Valerie
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I was listening to my vinyl LP of "For All you mad musicians" today. I enjoyed it so much. Something about the vinyl, it just sounds like you were right there in the room. CDs are great, but I love this old album, every song on it is dear in my heart.
I didn't have a record player that worked and then I found this rinky dink record player for $9 at Bargain Seeker. It's not top of the line quality, but you even sound good on my $9 record player.
Hoping your concert in St Cloud on 12-27 (my birthday) goes well. Wish I could be there, but I can't this year. For years I went to your after Christmas concerts in Mpls and I miss those events. They were special to me. I hope you are doing well and that your health is continuing to improve. I think of you often. God bless you, and thanks for the wonderful music.

Date: December 03, 2008 at 23:06:39 (CST)
Name: Dick Cardy
City & State: Highland, MD
Comments: Wish you would come and play in the Baltimore/Washington area.

Date: December 02, 2008 at 07:45:23 (CST)
Name: Al and Diane Williamson
City & State: Iowa City
Comments: Michael, We're looking forward to seeing and hearing you this Friday evening, Dec. 5 in Cedar Rapids. It's been a long time.


Date: November 29, 2008 at 23:06:15 (CST)
Name: Eleanora
City & State: Ocala, Florida
Comments: Were you married? If so, who?
Thank you..

Date: November 27, 2008 at 22:06:18 (CST)
Name: roxann galle
City & State: albuquerque NM
Comments: michael
it is so nice to find you again here on the web
do you remember teaching me to play guitar so many years ago
thanks for being there
(tall blonde from MN)

Date: November 24, 2008 at 09:46:36 (CST)
Name: Susan Kay
City & State: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Comments: The last time I saw Michael was in St. Paul, MN at a "House Concert" I attended in the winter of 06... It was wonderful!!!!

I since have moved out of Minnesota, and just read about Michael having major surgery last year!!! WOW! Michael, I sure hope you are feeling better!!! You are a wonderful person and a very gifted artist.
I am so grateful for the moments in time that I have had the honor to talk with you, and will never forget all the memories of your concerts that I have attended over the years, they are always so much fun! I wish I could attend them all!!! It is a good thing I have a few of your recordings to get me through!

If others that are reading this entry are wondering if they should order Micheal's CD's, I say YES YOU SHOULD!!!! They make great Christmas gifts too! They are Awesome!!!!

God bless you Michael, and thank you for being you... Please stay healthy, we (your fans) need and love you very much!


Date: November 22, 2008 at 18:35:19 (CST)
Name: Mike Golds
City & State: Incline Village, NV
Comments: Hi Michael,

Not sure of your e-mail address so I will send this through this option. Been following your music (life) occasionally and getting older you look back and reflect on life. I think back to a less complicated times and I remember Sally and yourself in Switzerland and I sincerely was very sorry to hear of all of life's issues that we all go through.

Hopefully we can all close the door without to much regret.

You take care of yourself.


Date: November 22, 2008 at 00:43:48 (CST)
Name: Doug Rogness
City & State: Helena, MT
Comments: First listened to you in the 70s and got your first two albums, but no longer have the vinyl. However, I did record them onto a cassette which I still have. I just heard one of your older songs on NPR, and they said that your early albums are now on CD. They are still some of my most favorite songs, along with the early Kottke albums. I've picked up some of your later CDs in the used sections of music stores (good scores). I still drive an old V8 in Montana while listening to your music!

Date: November 20, 2008 at 17:44:09 (CST)
Name: Jodi Eickhoff
City & State: Saint Cloud, MN
Comments: Bought tickets for my husband and I to see your concert on December 27, 2008 in Saint Cloud, MN. This will be my Christmas present to my husband. I Will Whisper Your Name was the song we danced to at our wedding 17 years ago. I would love if you would be able to sing that song at the concert. Don't need a dedication, just love the song very much. Very excited to see you in concert. Thank you for your time.

Date: November 16, 2008 at 20:39:50 (CST)
Name: jimsalestrom
City & State: arvada, co
Comments: I got Jaque Brel is Alive and Well and living in Paris from the library
strange but loving his songs-
the film of Old Folks was beautiful and reminded of how much I admire your gift and what you taught me
for the love of it all

Date: November 14, 2008 at 22:36:13 (CST)
Name: Mike Golds
City & State: Incline Village, NV
Comments: Micheal,

Looking at the comments on your site you obviously have had some serious health issues.

Just wanted to send my best wishes and hope all is well.

Take care of yourself.

Mike Golds

Date: November 14, 2008 at 16:43:51 (CST)
Name: Nadine W Brown
City & State: Salmiya, Kuwait (no kidding)
Comments: Michael
I have been a fan of yours since 1977, when I was a senior in high school. A dear friend introduced me to your music and your voice and songs have pulled me through many nights. Now that I'm more grown-ed up, your lyrics still make sense to me.
I am now living in Kuwait and read on your website that you will be in Fergus Falls MN next week, and alas, my second opportunity to see you is missed because I'm here!! (My home is 25 miles from Fergus Falls)
Alas, guess that's life!
Anyway, from a long time fan, I am glad that your health is well, glad that you're sounding very, very fine (I just listened to the Musicians Underinsured health podcast) and I hope you enjoy Otter Tail County.
Keep on singing and I'll keep on listening

PS when I am havin' one of those days, OB Glad can still make me smile!

Nadine Wagner Brown
formerly of Pelican Rapids now
teaching in Kuwait

Date: November 12, 2008 at 19:20:55 (CST)
Name: Al Mendoza
City & State: Berwyn, Il 60402
Comments: Hi Michael, I have been a big fan of yours, since the late 70's.
about a year ago. I left my wife for another women, after a while I realized that I had made a big and that I still loved her, So I came back to her I was gone for about 5 months. being the good woman that She is... she took me back... I'm 57 yrs old and I just purchased a guitar and would love to learn how to play your song "I'll always love you", So that I could sing it to her..But, I have no idea where to start. Can You please give me a hand on this one,cause I have never played a guitar before..I'm sure you a very busy man and I would understand, If you were not able to do it. Thank you for your time...

Date: November 10, 2008 at 20:50:53 (CST)
Name: lynn hailey
City & State: cincinnati, ohio
Comments: michael,
hope this finds you well.
you did a great thing about one year or so ago - you recorded a fabulous birthday greeting on my cell phone vm for my friend mark. He introduced us, his college friends at the time, to your music and we have been huge fans ever since.
saw you some 20 plus years ago at a farm in indiana outside of louisville (huber farm).

anyway, a long belated thank you - hope life is good and that we can come to a concert when you get in the area.
OB glad.

Date: November 09, 2008 at 20:09:57 (CST)
Name: Derek Elliott
City & State: Mildura Victoria. Australia
Comments: Hi Michael

I found a live performance of you singing I cant get to you from here what a fantastic song. I have to add here it was from a TV show you did in the 80s,with Leo kottke. But I guess you still do it in your live shows. Do you have it on a live album that we can buy? Also do you have any plans of doing a tour of Australia in the near future?


Date: November 08, 2008 at 17:01:27 (CST)
Name: Anne Leary
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: Michael-
after 44 yrs in the house, my Mom moved...and you can imagine the amount of...um...stuff? a person (ok, and 3 kids) accumulates in 44 yrs. The stuff she moved twice (up to Duluth and back) was funny -- she never opened the boxes when we moved back in 1971! I was tasked with "getting rid" of various things - including crates and piles of record albums. I was sorting them into "Classical," "Pop/Rock," and "Where did this come from?!" And in this miasma of unadulterated crap I found a gem -- "Dialogue" By Michael Johnson -- the cover disappeared over the years, but someone put it in a plastic protector.

I no longer have a turn-table -- he got that and a bunch of my favorite power tools in the divorce -- but if anyone would appreciate this, please shoot me an email. I'll ship it to anyone who appreciates your music as much as many of us in this great state do.

Just downloaded one of your live albums - great listening in digital!



Date: October 28, 2008 at 19:25:01 (CDT)
Name: Les Prestegard
City & State: Duluth, GA & Leesburg, FL
Comments: MJ - To say how long my wife and I have been fans, would be too incriminating, but we saw you a bit earlier in your career at Minneapolis Symphony Hall. For years I'd wondered what happened to you, and then came across your website. Just like someone who sent in a message back in July (Tim Grimes), we kept hoping you'd show up in Atlanta or in the vicinity...please come soon, or my wife and I will be back in Central Florida.
Maybe the only way I can see and hear you again, is to time a trip home to the Twin Cites just right, or start booking you into venues in Georgia and or Florida. We will keep trying to catch you in concert, and please don't forget about your fans in the SE.
Les & Sue Prestegard

Date: October 23, 2008 at 09:39:14 (CDT)
Name: Ann Pelletier Cummins
City & State: Frederick, MD
Comments: Michael, think way back to Boothbay summer of '64, and a few chance meetings in MD and Breck... Are you ever to be performing on the East Coast? Unlike the first time you were here, Frederick is NOW a very active Arts community with many venues for singer-songwriters, poet-writers and artists alike. Being alone now I concentrate my time in jaming with friends (the Martin guitar has been put aside (briefly) for intense private conversations with new (old) hammer dulcimer),
writing and fine arts... mostly sea and waterscapes in aqua medias ala Herb Maynard... Annual summer visits to Maine's coastline renew my spirit and refresh my soul. Have you lately made the pilgrimage?
I would love to hear from you if you ever have a free moment and would enjoy seeing you once again if you are ever East.
Take care, stay well, and most of all don't age. I am still nineteen...at least at heart and in spirit.

Date: October 13, 2008 at 00:37:58 (CDT)
Name: Pegan
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: GREETINGS!
What a delight to be surprised by your guest appearance onstage with Nancy @ the Arrington Vineyard last evening! Hearing that treasured tune brought a huge smile to my face....I was wishing on a star that you'd be singing a verse.....but, alas. THX! for taking a moment to stop & let me chat with you. And "THANK YOU", again, for sharing your talent and your spirit over the years. You make my heart swell with joy.
Blessings and a Beeg hug,

Date: September 29, 2008 at 19:29:56 (CDT)
Name: Mac
City & State: Long Grove, IA
Comments: Awesome music, awesome site!

Date: September 19, 2008 at 21:05:43 (CDT)
Name: Mike Golds
City & State: incline Village, NV 89450
Comments: Hi Michael,

Really hope you are doing fine. Been enjoying the music via YouTube video clips etc.

It has been a very long time since your visit to Switzerland and our trip to Zermatt. Can't remember who hit the statue outside the church with the frisbee but no popularity winners in our group.

Anyway, take care of yourself.

Mike Golds

Date: September 14, 2008 at 09:58:23 (CDT)
Name: emmanuel
City & State: accra ghana
Comments: hello
mj i hear people talk about him
but just now me i want to now what has he done to be so
perfect in his song and percussions
it make me glad if i can know it and have the message ( the writings )
of most of his songs
manu pydefs'n

Date: September 10, 2008 at 20:35:20 (CDT)
Name: Skip Derro
City & State: Harleysville, PA
Comments: I entered a CMT Country Songwriting contest a few years back. The song was rejected because it wasn't country enough and I didn't win,(didn't REALLY expect to), but one of the judges wrote back saying the song had a Michael Johnson feel to it. After listening to your vast repertoire of beautiful music, I think I was a winner for the comparison.

Date: September 08, 2008 at 02:43:55 (CDT)
Name: Valarie.trudeau@gmail.com
City & State: Sacramento, California
Comments: I just returned from Bryce Canyon and the Ranger played your Bristol Cone Pine song.

Please tell me how I can buy it for my slide show...in turn, if you like, I will send you my best shot!


Date: September 06, 2008 at 17:01:11 (CDT)
Name: Lance scott
City & State: Milwaukee, WI (formerly St. Paul, MN)
Comments: Hi Michael,
It was great to see There is a Breeze available on a CD format. I have it on vinyl and looking forward to a cleaned up version. My vinyl is getting pretty tired. My brothers and I saw you in our college days in MPLS. There is a Breeze is one of my top albums of all times. Just wanted to let you know and to say hello!!
Lance Scott

Date: August 29, 2008 at 23:56:24 (CDT)
Name: Dawn Mccray Richards
City & State: Manchester, Tennessee
Comments: Michael, if you see this I hope you remember me....I am Merridee Mccrays daughter, from Merridee's Breadbasket.I just wanted to say Hi to you, and to let you know, that when I listen to your music it helps me remember my mom, and all of the early mornings we spent baking while listening to your music...thank you. Hope all is well with you.
Dawn Mccray Richards

Date: August 27, 2008 at 03:01:23 (CDT)
Name: Rick Braun
City & State: Waterford, Wis.
Comments: Michael, I'm glad I stopped by your site. Just found out you'll be playing at Cafe Carpe Friday night and I'm going to try to swing over there for the show.

Loved your music from Bluer than Blue on. Lucked into picking up a copy of Departure and found so many gems on that disc. Then found some of your later -- more country -- stuff on the 1978-95 disc -- and can't wait to hear it live.

I started playing at age 39 (nine years ago) but so much of your stuff is well beyond us intermediates. Though I'm still trying.

Date: August 24, 2008 at 10:18:16 (CDT)
Name: Cory & Debb Miskowic
City & State: Brooklyn Park, Mn 55443
Comments: Michael;

Loved your show at the State Fair (as always)
Great To see Mary Jane Alm

What was the Beatles Song that the two of you did, and have you recorded it on an album?? It was great...made Debb cry...

Cory Miskowic

Date: August 23, 2008 at 18:59:31 (CDT)
Name: Doreen Phillips
City & State: Autryville/Salemburg, North Carolina
Source: I have known about you for a looooooooooong time!
Comments: I have a cassette that I taped, from a friend (yours and mine), Derby Echardt, in 1985 in Lehighton,PA. It doesn't play very well, but it is the only copy of "Magic Time" I have ever been able to acquire. I am so very interested in getting another copy of the tape that this was on...with True Love, Ponies, Give Me Wings. If there is still such a tape, or preferably a CD, I would love to purchase one. Please contact me and let me know! A forever fan, Doreen Phillips

Date: August 20, 2008 at 22:26:19 (CDT)
Name: Tom McBryde
City & State: Nashville, TN
Source: looked for it
Comments: Who were the girls singing backup on This Night Won't last Forever? I still think that is one of the greatest pop records of all time. Showing my age, I guess.

Love all of your work.



Date: August 13, 2008 at 15:58:59 (CDT)
Name: Connie
City & State: Nashville
Source: cd cover
Comments: Just wanted to let you know I was truly humbled when I got to work today and learned from my co-workers I had been in the company of a real star on the plane from Denver. As you could tell, I am not musical but I did know 3 of the songs on the cd.-- Bluer, Moon over shoulder, and Wings. My dad was on the Opry for several years and my sister and brother-in-law are involved in Blue Grass, but the musical genes passed me by. I did enjoy the cd and do want to apologize profusely for not being more current in music. Thanks for the music.

Date: August 12, 2008 at 12:57:18 (CDT)
Name: jeff hawthorne bullock
City & State: Saratoga, Wyoming
Source: purely spiritual!!!!!
Comments: Michael-perseverance thats good my friend, would like to meet you in Denver when you're at Swallow Hill. I'm finally going to do an album, would like to pick your experience about this. Will be doing this without Brent! I know we share feelings about that! If you want to say hello let me know! I'm in the phone book. If its good for you,Tina and I will come to Denver. Love Jeff&Tina; 307 326 5393

Date: August 10, 2008 at 22:34:57 (CDT)
Name: Gerry Fleisher
City & State: Nashotah, WI
Source: Long Time Fan!
Comments: Michael - I became a fan in high school with your great music - Almost Like Being In Love - Bluer than Blue & That's That... I have shared your music with many of my friends over the years and have looked for you in many different venues. Funny story - I purchased my first MJ CD in the Ralphs grocery stores in California while waiting in line. I cherish it!!! I can't explain in words what your music, lyrics and memories mean to me. I am planning on seeing you in person in late August in Fort Atkinson, Wi. Be well, best wishes & thoughts..


p.s. please come to Milwaukee Street Traders in Delafield, Wi and perform. Many loyal fans... Peace Brother.

Date: August 07, 2008 at 11:48:35 (CDT)
Name: Michael Miroslavich
City & State: Greeley, Colorado
Source: Friend (cuzzin') of Michael's
Comments: Hiya....
What's buzzin' cuzzin'?
Happy birthday to ya (tomorrow)

Cuzzin' Mike

Date: July 21, 2008 at 14:53:07 (CDT)
Name: Kelly Smart
City & State: Lyons, Oregon
Source: went to Michael
Comments: your the best. We would love to see you back in oregon.

Date: July 11, 2008 at 08:35:19 (CDT)
Name: Tim Grimes
City & State: Atlanta GA
Source: I tracked you down.,....I LOVE your music and playing ability
Comments: Michael,

Hope you are in a peaceful spot in your life.

PLEASE come to Atlanta to see your die-hard fans. I decided this year that would see you again live but you were only in CO, MN and WI.

All too far away to travel.

We'll keep listening...please come down for a visit.

Highest regards to your music, you're guitar playing and the teriffic combination of the 2!
Tim Grimes

Date: July 07, 2008 at 17:21:44 (CDT)
Name: Deb Pierce
City & State: Newmarket, New Hampshire
Comments: forgot to say, drop me a quick e-mail if you have a second........God Bless, Deb

Date: July 07, 2008 at 17:12:26 (CDT)
Name: Deb Pierce
City & State: Newmarket, New Hampshire
Comments: Hi Michael! So many thoughts but you've heard the same words over and over, I'm sure.....so,just glad to find that you have healed and are back into life again. So excited that you are coming to Boothbay Harbor! I'll be in the second row on the 8th (Happy Birthday!) Hope we have a chance to say hi. I've magically transformed into a blond(to disguise the white and grey) with a few more pounds and a few more years, (just in case you don't recognize or remember the strange woman waving like an 18 year old in the 2nd row!) I'm still nursing but no more at the jail. (Think I'm getting older and crankier.)Maybe next year we can bring you up to New Hampshire once again. (warmer weather next time though!) See ya in August! Deb
P.S. Maybe split a time with Lachlan and Wendy again...
Pss. Cindy, did you ever get to go on your vacation to Maine?

Date: June 09, 2008 at 22:13:26 (CDT)
Name: Tom Holker, Jr.
City & State: Anoka, MN
Source: Did search on AOL for "Michael Johnson"
Comments: Michael, thanks for your song, Bluer Than Blue. That song is an inspiration to me and has been so for decades. Your message that "We all know that people are the same wherever you go, there is good and bad in everyone" has been very important to me throughout the years. THANKS.

Tom Holker, Jr.

Date: June 07, 2008 at 15:02:56 (CDT)
Name: yvonne
City & State: miramichi, new brunswick, canada
Source: on the back cover of one of micheal's c.d's
Comments: I found micheal's cd in a store somewhere and thought I would give it a try...it was fantastic.....I love it.....is there anywhere on the site I can download some of the songs???? thank you

Date: June 07, 2008 at 12:46:55 (CDT)
Name: Eric Christensen
City & State: Sturgis, SD
Source: From my autographed CD-thanks Michael!
Comments: Saw you at the Elk's Theater in Rapid City on June 6, 2008. I'm the guy who asked to hear your Jock Cousteau song. Just wanted to say thank you for a great evening and looking forward to seeing your show again.

Date: May 23, 2008 at 07:52:48 (CDT)
Name: Derek Elliott
City & State: Mildura-Australia
Source: you tube
Comments: Hi Michael
I have just found you on u-tube playing "I can't get to you from here" Fantastic. Going out to buy the CD tomorrow - (Home free)I think.
Hope all is well with you.


Date: May 21, 2008 at 15:57:26 (CDT)
Name: Steve
City & State: Braham, MN
Comments: Hi Michael,
I wanted you to know how much I appreciated what you and Cindy did for me. My two kids loved your comment. As I mentioned to Cindy, you wrote the perfect ending to the story. I told her I'm planning on framing this one. That way, I'm reasonably certain I'll always have it.

On a serious note, I heard what you went thru. I'm sorry you had to go thru that. I hope you're feeling better. It may not seem like it now, but you're a lucky man to have so many who care. I know of one in particular and that's Cindy. I don't know her really, but I get a strong sense that gal cares a lot for you.

Be well Michael,

Date: May 14, 2008 at 17:01:16 (CDT)
Name: Shawn Woods
City & State: Alamosa, CO
Source: google
Comments: Hey,

Alamosa still remembers you. I have always been a huge fan. Thanks for sharing your gift. best wishes

shawn woods

Date: May 08, 2008 at 16:57:16 (CDT)
Name: Megan Whalen
City & State: Nashville, TN
Source: Google
Comments: Hi Michael!

I was just at your show at the bluebird cafe on Tuesday, and I really enjoyed it! I've been listening to your music my entire life. My parents and sister are big fans of yours as well.. your music was/is a staple in our household. I grew up in Brainerd, MN, and my family spent our Christmas time in Minneapolis and frequented your shows in Hopkins. Belmont University brought me down here in 2002 and I've been here since.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I honestly enjoy your craft and look forward to seeing more shows.

Megan Whalen

Date: May 04, 2008 at 12:31:14 (CDT)
Name: Roberto Luis
City & State: Cuba, La Havana
Source: (looking for acustic guitarras information)
Comments: is important for many guitar players share they experiences, its a good Gesture and i want to thank you for the all information about the guitar, im 21 years old, and i play the guitar, electric, tres and banjo, the information i found in this page will be very usefulto me.


(sorry if my english its a little bad)

Date: April 26, 2008 at 09:56:09 (CDT)
Name: Doug Brown
City & State: Sioux Falls, SD
Comments: Hi, Michael;

Lost your e-mail address so thought I'd try this. Is it OK with you if I use one of your tunes for a slide show I'd like to put together for a special friend of ours?

Be well and happy!


Date: April 22, 2008 at 21:44:06 (CDT)
Name: Anne
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: MJ-
I'm so disappointed that I have to miss your benefit concert on Sunday! I was excited when I first saw the date, but events have transpired such that I remain on crutches (after 12 mos, you'd think I could figure out walking), and now they're talking about putting me back into the chair. As a single woman on crutches, going down to warehouse district is simply not an option -- personal safety has to come first (how do you think I got in this shape in the first place!!)

Have an awesome concert, and know there are many, many more who are present in mind and spirit!

God Bless!

Date: April 22, 2008 at 14:41:59 (CDT)
Name: Vicki Hudlow-McAnally
City & State: Nashville, TN
Comments: Hey you,

How are you doing? It has been a while since our paths have crossed and I miss seeing you!
Sorry to hear about your health problems....hope things are looking up! All is well with me and my family.....could not ask for more....just celebrated four years sobriety and for that I am very grateful! My cell number is 615/804-9476, I would absolutely love to hear from you! Take care MJPBlue!

Date: April 21, 2008 at 23:25:49 (CDT)
Name: samir joshi
City & State: india
Source: search site
Comments: dear micle johnson,
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Date: April 21, 2008 at 11:27:18 (CDT)
Name: Chris Monroe
City & State: Minneapolis, MN
Comments: Michael, I heard you were not feeling well from Deb and Michael - so sorry! You are in my thoughts. I see the Fair has you coming back for the Bandshell, good, good for them! Perhaps see you then.
Chris Monroe

Date: April 18, 2008 at 13:42:57 (CDT)
Name: Val Yatckoske
City & State: Brooklyn Park, MN
Source: I just knew about it
Comments: Hi Michael,

It is April 18 and I have just gotten on your site for the first time in a long time. I was just thinking about you the other day and I hadn't heard anything about your illness and surgery until yesterday. I am saddened to hear of them and I pray that your recovery will continue and you get stronger all the time. Your music has been very dear to me for the last 30 years.Over the 30 years since I was in high school my musical tastes have changed a lot, but your music has been a constant and I enjoy it more all the time. You are so comforting to listen to in our challenging world. And my son who is autistic and can be very frightened and tense, is calmed and steadied when he hears your CDs. Around my last year of high school, 1978 was when I first knew of you and hearing your songs. I have For All You Mad Musicians on LP (Sanskrit) and it is one of my valued possessions; when I play it I feel like you are giving your concert right in my home. I got to see many of your after-Christmas concerts in the late 80s to mid 90s and they were my birthday present since my bday is Dec. 27. I just treasured and enjoyed your concerts. I also enjoyed hearing about your boys growing up every year and I could relate to your stories since my kids were around the same age. Thanks for all the beautiful songs and sharing your talent and your heart with us your faithful fans. I am sorry times have been tough for you, and you will be in my prayers. Thank you too for the blog you write, I appreciate the chance to catch up on what has been going on with you. I look forward to you being here in MN for the state fair this year. God bless you, Michael.
Val Yatckoske

Date: April 16, 2008 at 11:24:05 (CDT)
Name: Cindy Moon
City & State: Rochester MN
Source: Concert interest....after many years
Comments: I am so glad you are recuperating well and wish you the very best. I am home on leave from work after surgery myself and am seeing recuperation from a different angle than a nurse and it does humble one. It takes some time to get the inner courage to take those steps out of the cocoon we have had to live in while recuperating. Being home has allowed me to discover your web site and after years and years of saying to myself "I really want to get to one of his concerts" I am finally planning on doing so when you come to Zumbrota and am hoping to get to the benefit concert. Your music has touched many hearts and seen many through tough times. The time now is to give back to you. Thank you Again. Cindy

Date: April 15, 2008 at 16:57:48 (CDT)
Name: Peter
City & State: London UK
Source: Enjoyed your music for years& looked you up
Comments: HEY Why No UK on your Itinerary
For goodness sake call Jooles Holland at The BBC he has a live music show you would love - he would love you - we all would love to see you on!
I'm going to mail Jooles to ring you!

Date: April 14, 2008 at 02:56:28 (CDT)
Name: Brian Junker
City & State: Pittsburgh PA
Source: found it years ago
Comments: Been a fan forever, since before scoring an interview out at Sanskrit studios for a twin cities high school magazine called "Little Bit", 'way back in the day.

Been a casual guitar player for just as long, learned most of what I know wearing out vinyl, C90 tapes and CD's trying to figure out how the heck you could *do* that. Just did a halfway credible version of "One Mile Apart" with a friend for my church based on the Bluebird recording (and a chart posted on the web by Lisa Aschmann).

Occasionally, not often, loop back to your website, and just read about the bypass surgery. Won't make it to the benefit concert later this month, but glad to hear you'll be playing some in it yourself (and you're touring again, great!). Since I can't make it, I donated a bit at the "friends of" website. I owe you much more.

break a leg,


Brian Junker (412) 268 - 2718
Department of Statistics brian@stat.cmu.edu
232 Baker Hall FAX: (412) CMU-STAT
Carnegie Mellon University or (412) 268-7828
Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

WWW: http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~brian/

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Date: April 02, 2008 at 21:26:32 (CDT)
Name: Mike Kutnink
City & State: Fairmont,MN
Source: A video comment on youtube
Comments: My two favorite songs by Mike are "Bluer than blue" and "This night won`t last forever" Besides being GOOD songs they bring back memories of late 70`s that were real enjoyable,ofcourse I was only around 11-12

Date: April 02, 2008 at 16:16:06 (CDT)
Name: Christa Loch
City & State: Chatham, NJ
Source: Yahoo.com
Comments: I heard you aren't feeling well. I wish you a speedy recovery. I am a big fan! Your voice is beautiful. You are still great looking!!! Get well soon!

Date: March 26, 2008 at 13:47:41 (CDT)
Name: Msgr. Daniel Arnold
City & State: Erie, PA
Source: Curious about your music and what you have been doing with your career, I looked you up on internet.
Comments: I hope that you are recovering quickly from bypass surgery. I had it done myself in 2001.

Do you have any videos or DVD's of your music?
Did you attend college with Steve Martin and Mason Williams, or did I just imagine that?

My favorite song of your music is "That's That." I'd drive to Nashville to hear you sing it, but it probably would not sound the same as your recording of it. Did Don Potter play the 12 string accompanyment for that arrangement?

Time for me to pull out my copy of your CD again and enjoy it.

Date: March 25, 2008 at 10:19:49 (CDT)
Name: Kathy Harrington
City & State: Shell Lake, WI
Source: google
Comments: I know that you sang a song about an old house, if the walls could talk, etc, but I'm having trouble finding a recording of it. Could you please tell me where I could get a copy of it.

I love that song, and many others of yours.

Thank You,

Kathy Harrington

Date: March 21, 2008 at 09:41:05 (CDT)
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Date: March 21, 2008 at 02:18:25 (CDT)
Name: stephen and marti tan
City & State: henderson, nv
Source: wikepidia
Comments: we are a fan of michael. we just found out about his situation and feel so sorry. hope he s better now and would like to join the the campaign you are having. we d like to make a donation. not much but hope in our little way we can help. we always sing his songs(bluer than blue, doors)in our karaoke sessions. we love you and we ll pray for your speedy recovery.

Date: March 17, 2008 at 19:02:35 (CDT)
Name: steve w.
City & State: kansas city, mo.
Source: by sheer luck, people complaining about the lack of early mj music on itunes
Comments: my god, "there is a breeze", was THE singular defining album of my youth; this is like finding a long, long, LONG, lost friend only to see them smiling waiting for me...

can't wait until payday...

Date: March 10, 2008 at 00:30:35 (CDT)
Name: Cindy Johnson
City & State: Prescott Valley, AZ
Source: Googled Michael
Comments: As a Denver Public Schools music teacher in 1966-68, my friends and I spent many nights (every week) at the Tangerine Room on Colorado Blvd! I still love "Quinto," if you remember it! You were and are a wonderful performer. Thank you!

Date: March 01, 2008 at 09:38:16 (CST)
Name: deb
City & State: north miami beach, florida
Source: bookmarked it!
Comments: hi michael!
to refresh your memory- saw you @glades guitar in florida- you had a profound impact on me that night.
just checking in with you- wanted to see how you were feeling these days... saw the link on your website to assist w/surgery costs.. paul and i did what we could-- i wanted to know how that was going.. also how your recovery is- i know you hop about from venue to venue and from city to city...and now winter has taken it's toll..you need to come back to florida! :) if we can do anything, let me know--
fondly, deb

Date: February 23, 2008 at 12:58:48 (CST)
Name: Nicholas Radina
City & State: Cincinnati, Oh
Source: Web Search
Comments: Hi- I just read your very entertaining and true account of the "Opening Act". Very well done! I wish you all the best!


Date: February 11, 2008 at 13:06:59 (CST)
Name: Melisse Torres
City & State: Mpls, MN
Source: Michael's business card from December 19
Comments: Hi Michael, hope this note finds you doing well. Thanks again for a great concert at Jane Thelen's 40th surprise birthday party. We enjoyed it so much. We spoke after the concert and bought a CD.
I would like to know if you will be in the Nashville area Monday or Wednesday Feb 18th, 20th. I will be there atteding a work conference but have a little free time. I mentioned to some work friends I would reach out to you and check your calendar. By chance, will you be in concert locally (Nashville) during these dates? On another note, do you have any plans to return to MN (Mpls area)in the near future? Hope to hear from you soon. Take Good Care Melisse

Date: February 10, 2008 at 16:31:55 (CST)
Name: Greg Beck
City & State: Sartell, MN
Source: Looking for lyrics and music
Comments: Wow! I was a bit shocked today to read the account of the heart operation. Needless to say, I hadn't visited the site for several months. I'm very happy to hear that things went well and it's back to performing again. My wife and I were at the last two St. Cloud (MN)concerts and saw several of the Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis)shows back in the 80's. Through the concerts and recordings, we've always felt a special connection to Michael, although we've never really met him. And we still think of him as a Minnesota expatriate :-)

Big Fans Forever!

Date: February 01, 2008 at 00:08:12 (CST)
Name: Kevin M. Plemmons
City & State: Clinton, MN
Source: Have always been a fan
Comments: I had a chance to see Mr. Johnson in the late '80s in Watertown, SD. It was one of the most memorable nights. I have been to many concerts in my life, but that one still stands as the most memorable. It was an intimate atmosphere. And he was great.
I pray for a speedy recovery so I might again have a chance to see him play. I have the vinyl 'There is a Breeze' still to this day.
Get well soon.

Date: January 31, 2008 at 14:50:39 (CST)
Name: ronald navaroli
City & State: georgetown ma
Source: google
Comments: Michael,just a note to let you know how much i loved your music
[1978-2007]thru the years.ponies,my god..........wish you a speedy recovery......your in my prayers.god bless you and your wonderful

Date: January 29, 2008 at 02:53:52 (CST)
Name: mike
City & State: bacolod, philippines
Source: surf
Comments: can u give me some piano piece of your song i'll always love u pls email it to me with my email add vashkarlo@yahoo.com im hoping and looking to it plsss send it to me i really like the song and i wanted to play it on my own i pleas tnx God bles...

Date: January 23, 2008 at 18:56:03 (CST)
Name: Roberta
City & State: Michigan
Comments: Michael, you gave a powerful fantastic performance at The Greenwood --really just wonderful! Always amazes me how warm your voice is -- and even after the trials of surgery...so nice. Seems as though your guitar (always terrific) is better than ever! You are truly gifted. Although the "little cat" song always gets to me, I think it broke something this time. Guess you'll always have have that piece of my heart. Thanks for stopping in Michigan. All the best with your continuing recovery. R

Date: January 20, 2008 at 23:20:01 (CST)
Name: Chris Medina
City & State: Nashville, Tn
Source: knew of it I guess
Comments: Michael -
Your song - "This night... i've loved since I was 12 years old...yes, I was singing it back then...I guess I was a mini-YOU... I drove 800 miles last month in my pick up truck and u-haul trailer from St. Paul to Nashville to move my family...I was alone for that particular drive and was blasting outloud Bluer than Blue...I mean FREAKIN' BLASTING IT at 6:15 am while consuming my chocolate donuts and milk. Thank you for getting me down to Nashville safely!!! I pray that you will be once again in full wholeness of health! God bless you. Chrismedina.com

Date: January 18, 2008 at 14:21:50 (CST)
Name: camille hollenbaugh
City & State: lancaster pa
Source: just googled a few lines in a song
In 1991 I was 17 years old. I was abused by my Mother. I had to stay in the basement, I was not allowed out unless she told me to. There was a radio down there and it was always turned on because she did not want me to hear family conversations. It was on WILQ country music, (when country was not cool. haha) It always drove me a little nuts. However, the day came when a friend of mine told me her parents said I could come live with them. I wrote my mother and my stepfather each a letter explaining how we all know that things are not as they should be. There was a good Christian family that would let me come stay with them. Walking up those basement steps to hand over the letters was one of the most difficult things I ever had to do, but I saw no choice, I was either going to die at the hands of my mother, or I would do her the favor and eventually do it myself. As my story goes it was not a smooth, "Sure go live with strangers," but eventually she allowed me to go. I was so excited to find the author of the song that played a VERY important part of my courage and reason to get out of there. My mother must have allowed those words to penetrate her stone heart. The last line of that letter to my Mother, so many years ago was, .....a bird in a cage will forget how to sing, if you love me, give me wings.
I have been flying nonstop since the day she let me go, I'm ainging my own song now and have a husband whom I love and five beautiful children that tickle my soul, my poor Mom missed out on so much joy.
I am planning on writing my story, and hopefully publishing it. Do you mind if I mention Michaels name? The song, at least that paticular line is a very important element to my story.
I would love to hear from you, and hopefully Michael could read this and know because of a few words he put in a song, gave a young girl courage to do what she needed to do to fight to survive. I'm so happy to have tinkered around on the web today while my babies napped and found who sang the song that wove hope and determination into my life. Thank-you Mr. Johnson. Sincerely, Camille Hollenbaugh

Date: January 16, 2008 at 11:05:44 (CST)
Name: Lachlan
City & State: Bedford, NH
Source: You're kidding, right?
Comments: Michael:

New Hampshire's only had electricity since November, and the streets to the market have been blocked of late, by press and secret service wonks, due to something called a "primary" so... we're a little behind the times (he had a what??? a tooth pulled? Podiatric procedure?? Prostate massage?????)

That said - pullll-eeeeze get 100% well, strong, healthy, sagely, effervescent, luminous, hysterically glib, and overtly productive as soon as superhumanly possible.

The Sweet Nothin' Cafe awaits your return, and Wendy sends her love.


Date: January 15, 2008 at 10:42:39 (CST)
Name: Jarrod Starr
City & State: Thornville, Ohio
Source: Looked up MIchael Johnson on Google
Comments: I will have worn out the cd by the time I actually get to see Michael Johnson in concert next month! He is without question the most talented and under appreciated (by mainstream radio) artists alive today! His velvty voice and out of this world guitar playing accompaniment blow me away each time I listen to his music! If you haven't listened (

Date: January 14, 2008 at 19:04:28 (CST)
Name: Charles Sanchez
City & State: Alamosa, Colorado
Source: looked for Michael Johnson on the web
Comments: Just wondering if Michael ever gets to the colorado area to play anymore. He was one of my favorite artists after the "Give me wings" album, and finding out he was born in my home town makes him that much cooler to me. I heard his song on the radio yesterday on a national countdown recalling his music, and my curiosity got the best of me wondering what he was up to now. Please drop me a line to let me know. Thanks Charlie...

Date: January 12, 2008 at 06:29:47 (CST)
Name: Diane McAllister (Kindred Spirit Friend)
City & State: Northville, Mi
Source: Internet
Comments: Had such a nice time at the Greenwood in Ann Arbor on Jan 11, Fri evening. Favorite songs of course first was Bristlecone Pine. So beautiful. Then Learning How to Love (that's me all the way) and Roller Coaster Ride. Michael, thank you for the sweet hug and kind words. I wish you well on your journey to healing, spiritually and physically. Hope to see you sing again in Ann Arbor soon. God Bless.

Date: January 12, 2008 at 06:23:21 (CST)
Name: karen taylor-good
Comments: My name is Mary Francis.....and I live in El Paso....
And my heartfelt wishes to you, precious friend....for a speedy, complete recovery. I'm sending large amounts of love and admiration.

Date: January 06, 2008 at 14:22:43 (CST)
Name: Jack MIller
City & State: Covington, Texas
Source: Searching for lyrics to "Sailing Without Any Sail"
Comments: Hi Michael!
Just listening to some older albums today.
Two of yours are all-time favorites of mine!
"The Michael Johnson Album" and "Dialogue" are two very special albums that hold SOOOOOO many memories for me! I love these songs!
Thank you for your wonderful music and some GREAT memories!
All the best to you ... Jack