The songs on this CD are dialogues and reflections of a deep -- spirit deep -- love & connection to music and a burgeoning understanding of it's power. The power to remove barriers that separate us from each other, and that separate us from ourselves; the power of resonanace in the vibration of musical sound that can reach a place beyond the physical & into the areas where 'heart' and spirit reside; the power to inspire a sense of community based upon love & kindness. Michael's songs, rendered in voice and acoustic instrumentation, feel modern yet familiar. They combine sound and form in a contemporary way while reflecting the influence of a wide range of musical styles. His music has sometimes been described as "real music"--perhaps because it always carries the conscious intention that, in the currents of the telling, we feel more closely connected to the kinship of our spirits, that we experience laughter among friends, the longing of our dreams and the "feel-good" vibrations found in the rhythms of music.