In 2008, upon returning to the Puget Sound from a trip to Nashville (many thanks to KMPS Seattle) to audition for an upcoming CMT network program, Michael decided then that he needed to put the hammer down in his music pursuit. He worked his way into the local music scene by attending jam sessions and visiting the shows of musicians who selflessly gave of their time to mentor him in the ways of the song, the scene and the business, often inviting him to play a few tunes and work on his chops. Relying greatly on the deep well of talent this region offers in order to book from gig to gig, he was blessed to share the stage with many of the local icons. This coalesced into the band it is today, creating its own brand of original music and paying homage to the musical gifts of the greats. When not performing with the band, Michael enjoys songwriter sessions and traveling to Nashville for songwriter workshops and seminars or checking out his favorite local bands.
Michael Anthony Pratt
Born in Colorado & raised in Idaho before the Navy brought him to the Puget Sound, Michael's earliest musical memory dates back to two years old standing on the center console of an old Ford LTD (which used to be legal) attempting to sing Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" with the radio. However, the music and singing wouldn't be fully realized until moving to Washington. "I'm a late bloomer. I can remember age 9 or 10 making up songs about the day that I would sing to myself as I walked home, but I never wrote anything down. Writing was the preferred punishment with most of my teachers and let's just say I was already getting plenty of practice. I didn't "write" my first song until I was 19. Regardless of genre, good music is good music! There's so much of it we love so it's only natural for the songs I write to breathe it in and the guys can play anything. I mean ANYTHING! They're creativity and technical skill amazes me every time we perform. I think our music is well layered. People tell us they find many different influences hidden away. It’s clearly country... but then it's not." Michael enjoys reading upside down, using his fingers to count and Pringles three for five dollars...that would be "this many".