MP3 Michael Earhart - Surface Tension
Melding various guitar styles into singularly fluid statements, Michael''s songs elicit a transendental musical experience.
9 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, ROCK: Acoustic
Michael Earhart, one of the best guitar players in North Texas, is currently playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar; however, over the last 34 years he''s played just about every style there is, in almost every type of venue imaginable. A veteran of radio and television performance, he spent the fall of 2001 at Pineapple Recording Studios in Arlington, Texas, laying down tracks for his first radio-ready release, the solo work ''Surface Tension.''
Michael is a 2002 Regional Champion in Guitar Center''s Guitarmageddon contest. He competed with seven other guitarists at the National Finals at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 11, 2002. Opening the concert for The Smithereens on the Hall Of Fame main stage, he and his fellow musicians wowed the standing room only audience.
''Surface Tension'', an instrumental collection, has been in heavy rotation on European and South American radio. The first track on the album, ''(The Only Good) Fire Ant...'' reached #1 on the Acoustic Chart during the week of May 29, 2002 at https://www.tradebit.com.
''...Fire Ant...'' was recently nominated for Best Instrumental by Just Plain Folks, an organization of over 25,000 musicians & artists, with a song catalog of over 100,000 tunes. Michael''s song took Second Place! The awards ceremony was held on November 7, 2004 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. While in California Michael participated at a pre-awards showcase at Martini Blues Lounge in Huntington Beach.
Michael''s solo live performances are energetic and fun. He re-creates his favorite original and cover tunes with electronic loops, Ebow and other tools. He will also follow his muse to create new songs instantly. Using the guitar as a drum and microphone, Michael can also make loops of percussion and voice.
Michael was one of the founding members of the Dallas rock group Another Fine Mess. While he was in the Mess he shared the stage with John Nitzinger, Buddy Miles, The Blues Brothers, and he co-wrote a song with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. He has appeared in concert and on live television with national Country/Gospel artist Clark Byron. Another Fine Mess captured first place at the American Music Festival Battle of The Bands two years in a row.