Michael Gutierrez-May

Previous events


Hull Porchfest

Hull. Mass, Kenburma Shopping District, Hull, Mass

Three years ago, I played the Hull Porchfest on a whim and had a great time both performing and going to see the other musicians that day. So I have asked to come back . Not sure exactly when or where I will be performing but go to their website to stay updated. The Porchfest is generally about a mile north of the Nantasket Beach area so when you see the beach, take a left and keep heading north to the festival.


First Wednesday Open Mike

Revive The Roots Farm, 374 Farnum Pike , Smithfield, RI

I'm hoping to show up for this event this coming Wednesday. I am going to start posting open mike appearances in addition to any bookings I might get here on the Calendar. The featured artist for this event is the versatile and all around wonderful Steve Allain, who is also part of the duo Cardboard Ox.

Interview on The Songwriter's Space

Erik's Home Studio in Connecticut

I will be sitting for an interview with my Quiet Corner Songwriters Group cohort Erik Peterson for a 30 minute interview talking about the art, craft and inspiration of songwriting, in particular my own songwriting. The interview will be available afterwards on the Facebook page for the Songwriter's Space. Check out the two interviews currently on his site and I'm hoping (as I am sure Erik is hoping) that this will be the first of several songwriter profiles for songwriters in the Greater Worcester, Rhode Island and Northeast Connecticut area.


Virtual Open Mike

Catbird Cafe Online

The Catbird Cafe Open Mikes are on line through the summer and into the early Fall. I was scheduled to feature on this date but instead, I will be showing up like everyone else who will be playing and singing that nite. Come join as audience or as a participant (you will need to sign up first) at the Zoom address: ID 894 7903 4368, PW 048321


Open Mike Feature

Catbird Cafe at New Enlgand Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, Massachusetts

Coming back to the Catbird right before Christmas for my feature. The set will mostly feature new songs for my planned new album, Drifiting To The Right.

$2 suggested donation


Podcast Interview

The Hearing Room, Lowell, Mass

Aaron Tornberg from The Hearing Room series has graciously offered to interview me about my music and my experiences in the world of folk-acoustic music as past of his podcast series, the Woodshed Podcasts. I will be meeting him up in Lowell and playing several songs as part of my interview. Others interviewed in the past include Linda Marks, Crowes Pasture, Mark Bishop Evans and Danielle Miraglia.


Songwriter's Mind Showcase

Starlite, 39 Hamilton St., Southbridge, Mass

A little over a month ago, Matt Soper, the organizer of the Songwriter's Mind showcase at Starlite in Southbridge decided to let the various songwriters connected to the series write songs on topics randomly chosen by the songwriters themselves. We were all randomly assigned song titles and then given a month to finish our songs and record them to a streamable platform. Not long after came the idea for a showcase night, which will be on Wednesday October 23rd starting at 7:30 pm and going until we are all done. I will be appearing toward the end of the evening (due to work committments) but I will be there with my song on my chosen for me topic, Rammellzee.

And I just finished my demo which is up on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/michael-gutierrez-may/rammellzee and the demo is also on my musician page on Facebook (Michael Gutierrez-May music page).



In Celebration of Bob Fitzgerald

Mediator Stage, 50 Rounds Street, Providence, RI

Bob Fitzgerald, the "mighty voice" of the Mediator Stage passed away in May, 2019, leaving many broken hearts behind. On Thursday, September 5th, there will be a celebration of his life at Mediator, with both original songs and cover songs Bob loved to perform and maybe a few stories and poems as well. I will be one of the performers that night and also part of the choir singing "Knockin On Heaven's Door" to Bob as the closing song of the evening.


MWT Concert

Massachusetts Walking Tour, Christ Church, Swansea, Mass

I will be one of the performers opening for Mark, Raianne, Amy, other Mark and Vito (Mass Walking Tour) at their final concert on this year's tour which goes from Norfolk to Swansea. Come join me, Roberta Lamb and the Tour musicians in Swansea!



Open Mike feature

Mediator Stage, 50 Rounds Street, Providence, RI

I'm back for what has become my annual feature at Mediator Stage in Providence RI with Don Tassone, who has never been anything less than wonderful to me. Mediator is becoming more and more of an active resource for songwriting workshops and other related community events. I will be performing with my friend Eric "Snake" Gulliksen who was also the producer for my most recent album, "Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion."


Padavano's Place Songwriting Competition

Padavano's Place, 358 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, Mass

I'm competing again at the Padavano's Place Songwriting Competition.It's generally 6-8 entries each week and this is week#3. Two of my songwriter friends have won the first two weeks: Serena May and Sean Ryder. If I win it will be a hat trick for the Podunk Songwriters Group of Southbridge! Come out and see the competition and eat some good pizza while you are at it.

$10 for participants


Live Christmas Show on The Folk Revival

WICN-FM, 50 Portland Street, Worcester, Mass

I am performing along with about 20 or so artists live on Nick Noble's show The Folk Revival on Thursday, December 13th. WICN-FM is at 90.5 on the dial, good reception in the greater Worcester area, online listening outside the area. I will be performing one original song and one Christmas song.

free, space limited


Singer Songwriter Competition: Week One

Padavano's Place, 358 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, Mass

It's back! The 3rd Worcester singer-songwriter competition hosted by Padavano's Place on Shrewsbury Street not far from UMass Medical Center. I'm in the opening round with my friend Sean Ryder, Kyle Wilson, Steven Bourassa and 4-5 other contestants performing for judges connected to local music media and other institutions. Not sure when I am going on but the show starts at 7pm and you don't want to miss me (right?) so see you there.

no cover but please plan to eat/drink


Mushroom Musicians Mini Music Melee

The Hearing Room, 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA

This is an all hands on deck fundraiser for our beloved Hearing Room in Lowell. A gaggle of songwriters including myself will be performing one song apiece on a Sunday afternoon. I am open to suggestion by the way. Let me know here on site what you would like me to play that day.



Amazing Dick, Evie Joy and Michael Gutierrez-May

Beatnik's, 433 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA

Join me, Amazing Dick and the wonderous and talented Evie Joy from New York City this coming Friday night at Beatnik's on Park Street in Worcester. Beatnik's is becoming an important part of the burgeoning Worcester music scene. This will be my first appearance here at this club. I will be the closer, going on from 11-12 midnight.



Hull Porchfest

Hull Porchfest, 81 Revere Street, Hull, Mass

Updated info: Join me and hundreds of other musicians who are participating in the Hull Porchfest on Saturday, September 8th from noon to 6pm. I will be playing at 81 Revere Street from 4:00pm to 5:00 pm performing original songs from the Firefly Album, some older songs in my repetoire and other songs that are new and under consideration for my next album project, Drifting To The Right.

Performing before me at 81 Revere Street will be the duo Boomerang and Bob Uvello. We start up around 1:30pm.



Michael Gutierrez-May/PJ Rogue live concert

Virtual House Concerts, Plymouth, MA

Bob Crownfield has started a production series out of his home in Plymouth called Virtual House Concerts live. This coming Sunday, myself and my long-time musician friend PJ Rogue will be sharing songs for 45-50 minutes and the concert will be broadcast on Facebook Live. We will doing five songs each and maybe doing some accompaniment on each other's tunes. I saw the first in the series earlier today with Andrew Lewis and Lourdes Pina and it was a really nice show.

For more on Paul (PJ Rogue) go here: https://www.reverbnation.com/pjrogue


Open Mike Feature

Coffee Coffee, 326 South Broadway, Salem, NH

This will be my first open mike feature in New Hampshire. Looking forward to it. I lived in Portsmouth briefly during 1989-90 and New Hampshire has always had a strong music scene. Thanks again to Aaron Tornberg for this invitation.


Songwriters In The Round

Hearing Room, 229 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA

I will be part of a songwriters in the round showcase presented by the Hearing Room in Lowell, I am performing with two other well-respected songwriters, Dan Tappan and Chuck Williams. Thank you to Aaron Tornberg for the invitation.


Quiet Corner Songwriters Showcase

Victoria Station Cafe, 83 Main Street, Putnam, CT

I am participating in March's Quiet Corner Songwriters Showcase organized by the multi-talented Kala Farnham on this night which is of course St. Patrick's Day. Since I am half-Irish in ancestry, I will likely play one of my two Irish themed songs and my set will run 25-30 minutes along with two other performers on that night. I am sharing the night with Kala and singer-songwriter Allison Rose.