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Pro touring and session guitarist, available for studio work - my place or yours. For touring -- available for pro situations only. I am not a hobby player. Top level gear, major endorsements, major label experience. If you are a professional artist or band looking for a pro guitarist, please hit me up with a digital audition. Can travel anywhere. No vices or bad habits. NOT 420 friendly.
More info… I am a pro session and touring guitarist who has played, performed and recorded in over 75 genres including (alphabetically) Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Folk, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Pop, Pop-Rock, Prog Rock, RnB, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Soul, Southern Rock and more! Currently available for sessions and touring. Originally from Northern California, I studied music in Middle School and High School and continued musical studies at San Jose City College under professor Dave Eshelman who later became the professor of Jazz studies at Cal State. In college. I was influenced by famed blues guitarist Chris Cain, whom I went to school with in college. I moved to Nashville in 1996 and worked full-time as a musician and studio producer for 12 years. I have seven major gear endorsements including Taylor Guitars, Celestion Speakers and Fuchs amps. I also have my own signature line of electric guitars MichaelLewisGuitars
I have performed concerts in 40 US states, in Europe, Scandinavia and Mexico. I spent many years as a solo Christian artist but also toured as a side man for other groups. I have played on hundreds of tracks and played hundreds of gigs. I was the guitarist for the Radio Daze Big Band from '97 to 2007 and played a wide array of shows with all types of other bands as well.
Major label notes: toured as a sideman for Curb Artist Jamie Slocum. Performed with Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Bernadette Peters and famed guitarist Phil Keaggy. I was a featured artist at the Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival in Mexico in 2006. I am a co-founding member of the Inventioning Band with Jon Anderson of Yes and Jean Luc Ponty.
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- Jan 19 2010
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- Over 100
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- More than 3 times per week
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- 6-7 nights a week
Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Brent Mason, Phil Keaggy, Tom Hemby, Scott Henderson, Alan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Steve Howe, Chris Cain, Michael Landau, Tom Scholz, Al Dimeola
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Top notch boutique equipment.
Veracruz Year: 2013 Album: Blue Street Genre: Latin
Grits Year: 2008 Album: Blue Street Genre: Jazz
Bluesy Rock instrumental, jazz with a Southern flair.
Escape of the Good Guys
Escape of the Good Guys Year: 2013 Album: Production Music by Michael Lewis Genre: Electronic
Find It In Your Heart - Michael McDonald - Cover by One Street Over
Find It In Your Heart - Michael McDonald - Cover by One Street OverOne Street Over covers Michael McDonald's "Find It In Your Heart" featuring Bridgette Lewis on lead vocal. Produced by Michael Lewis (guitar, keys, bass and background vocals), Brian Fullen on drums. Recorded at the Song Mill Studios, Hayden, Idaho (drums recorded in Nashville at the House of Drums.)
Production Music Demo Reel 2016
Production Music Demo Reel 2016Demo reel for Michael Lewis featuring a dozen clips from tracks I have produced in recent years. Some of these songs are licensed already, a few are still available. Contact me if you'd like me to produce something for you!
Misty SunshineA bright, reflective solo piano piece. This song is available for licensing from Epitome Music http://search.epitomemusic.com/main
Just Another Town In Texas
Just Another Town In TexasRod Lee sings "Just Another Town In Texas. Produced by Michael Lewis
Invest Your Mind Not Your Money - feat. Melinda Doolittle
Invest Your Mind Not Your Money - feat. Melinda DoolittleThis was commercial track I produced featuring American Idol star Melinda Doolittle.
Shepherd's JourneyThis song was cowritten by Lynn Cooper and MIchael Lewis for Lynn's Reign Dance project released in 2000. Produced by Michael Lewis featuring Brian Fullen on Drums, Gary Pigg and Michael Black on background vocals, James Jones on Penny Whistle, Michael Lewis on guitar, bass, keys and additional Background vocals.
Kutabasamu (Smiling)Sometimes it pays to be versatile... This song was released on the Epitome Music Library project entitled Africa Western Region Vol. 2. To license this track go to: http://search.EpitomeMusic.com/login/publicsearch?public=Public&searchtext=Kutabasamu
Her Moon Rises W - MichaelLewis
Her Moon Rises W - MichaelLewisThis was an alternate guitar take I did for this project that never made the final cut. It wasn't quite right for the style. The sax solo that follows was also replaced with a vocal solo -- it's all good. Michael agreed it was cool and I've been allowed to post my version of it for your enjoyment. The solo starts at 2:58. Buy the album -- the album turned out great! Note this was a rough mix, not the final master that you hear on the album.
I Saw Three Ships - O Come Medley (Fusion Version)
I Saw Three Ships - O Come Medley (Fusion Version)New fusion version of an instrumental jazz Christmas song from Michael Lewis' A Very Cool Christmas project.
I Could Have It All (Sneak Preview)
I Could Have It All (Sneak Preview)Sneak preview of an original song written by Michael Lewis (aka One Street Over) for an upcoming West Coast Blues style release. If you like Steely Dan, you'll love this one! ©2014 Michael Lewis all rights reserved.
Fly Me To The Moon - jazz standard by One Street Over
Fly Me To The Moon - jazz standard by One Street OverCover the ever so popular Fly Me To The Moon by One Street Over featuring Bridgette Lewis on vocal, Michael Lewis on guitar. Award winning Nashville rhythm section includes Brice Williams (from Lady Antebellum) on drums and the late Chris Kent (Take 6, Larry Carlton) on bass.
Escape Of The Good Guys
Escape Of The Good GuysCommercial Track. Licensing available upon request.
River of God
River of GodFull length version of the title track from my first instrumental album entitled "River of God," featuring Brian Brickley on drums, Gary Hemenway on acoustic piano and Clark Bondy on sax. This was recorded in Portland, Oregon back in 1989 and remastered for re-release Dec. 7, 2012 and is now available on my Reverbnation store at: Reverbnation.com/MichaelLewis
Michael Lewis B3 (simulated) Organ Demo
Michael Lewis B3 (simulated) Organ DemoThis is a demo of some of the B3 work I've done using synths, samples and plug ins. In the future all my organ work will be done with a real B3 and I'll be uploading a demo once I get some samples collected.
Lava Flow -- Hard Rock Track
Lava Flow -- Hard Rock TrackThis is a sample of my playing in a (rare) hard rock/heavy metal context. I'm on bass and lead guitar on this track.
SupremecyDramatic soundtrack produced for Film and TV production use. Contact for licensing information.
Awaken The Desert
Awaken The DesertFrom the album "A Very Cool Christmas" available on iTunes. Featuring Brian Fullen on drums and real percussion (nothing programmed here). Michael Lewis on guitars, bass, keys and vocals.
The First Noel
The First NoelOriginal revoicing of a traditional Christmas tune featuring session players Brian Fullen on drums and percussion, Chris Kent (who passed away in October) on bass. Michael Lewis on guitars. Available for purchase at the link below. It is also available on iTunes, Amazon and other online stores.
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Hark The Herald Angels SingTrack #10 from the new album "A Very Cool Christmas" featuring Brian Fullen on drums and Chris Kent on bass (who passed away in October). Michael Lewis on guitars, keys and piano.
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman Cover)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman Cover)Bridgette Lewis on vocals, Michael Lewis on guitar and bass, Michael Waldrop on drums. This was recorded as a student project at Spokane Falls Community College. Time was limited so there was a lot of "one take" material here, giving it more of a live feel.
Tin Man (America Cover)
Tin Man (America Cover)The classic song "Tin Man" by America -- brand new version produced and performed by Michael Lewis. Bridgette Lewis on background vocals, Brian Fullen on drums, John Billings on bass. Song is available for purchase at the link below, thanks for your support!
Veracruz RemixRemixed version of this Latin Jazz Fusion piece. Some corrective comments on the first track were that the guitar needed to come up. I tweaked many parts of this mix so that the guitar would seat better - hopefully this is better and not over compensated with too much guitar. Please feel free to comment. ML
Beyond The Curve
Beyond The CurveLaid back pop-rock, west coast song with a touch of jazz and blues. Dealing with the questions of life and beyond -- what will things be like "Beyond The Curve." Written, produced and performed by Michael Lewis. Brian Fullen on drums.
Shoeless (Outro only)
Shoeless (Outro only)This is the extended outro from a song that I'm releasing on my new album called "Shoeless." It features Brian Fullen on drums and Chris Kent on bass.