Welcome to the Michael Gutierrez-May music website, my pages for music and songwriting, reupholstered for your mobile device.
It's March, 2020 and things are very twilight zone at the present time.
In September 2017, I completed my first full-length album, Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion recorded at Rich Kneeland's (Knewts) home studio in Pomfret, Conn. My lead producer is Eric "Snake" Gulliksen, the legendary bassist from the original Orpheus band who is also recording an album of his own at Knewts' studio and helping to produce other artists there as well. John "Woody" Witti also assisted on production sessions. lending his years of musical experience to my project.
The album is now almost two years old. It has gotten some airplay on folk music stations, most notably Artie Martello's Mostly Folk and Power Folk stations. I have gotten some airplay on WICN-FM in Worcester with Nick Noble's Folk Revival, WCUW-FM in Worcester and Jon Colcord's Out Of The Woods Program in Concord, NH as well.
Rich collaborative resources contributed to the sound of the album, including Tom Hyer (piano/synth), Raianne Richards (clarinet), Colette O'Connor (vocals and co-producer of the Neponset River song), Edward De Ford (vocals and ukelele), Jhanu Larkin (percussion), Rick Quimby (banjo) and PJ Rogue (vocals). Stephen Martin, Snake's partner in the Stephen and the Snake band and also an original member of Orpheus, plays blues harp/harmonica on three tracks and Snake plays bass guitar on all but two songs (and also adds vocals to the Carrot song, along with Stephen, Kathe Donlan and John WItti). Chris Glanville and David Stimson contribute as well playing flute on two songs.
My niece Ashley Mauzy designed the album cover. Ashley is now a professional graphic design artist working in Lynchburg, VA and as her uncle, I am very proud to feature her work on my album. Lyrics for the songs are now posted on this website under Firefly In a Jar of Emotion.
This is her cover design:
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