Michael Gutierrez-May 18


Massachusetts USA   Feb 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   I have a kind of folk-pop sensibility so artists like Ed Sheeran are currently strong influences. I also appreciate songs with strong lyrics and a little bit of poetry to them.

I am in my early 60's and for the past 30 years or so, music and songwriting have been my most active avocation. I also like screenplay writing. Last September, my first full length album, Firefly In A Jar Of Emotion was released and fully half of those songs came out of FAWM sessions. For the past 10-11 years, this has been my laboratory. And it is always challenging and fun!

Regarding collaborations, I am in Camp 2 as outlined in the first post here: http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7592/. But if I want to use any collab outside of FAWM, I will always ask permission to do so.

As a prelude to this year, I am compiling a playlist of FAWM folks on Spotify. If you want in, go to the Forum topic FAWM Playlisting at http://fawm.org/forums/topic/7776/ and I will add you up until Friday 2/2. The link is: https://open.spotify.com/user/mikegtz...

Update: I am performing at a Songwriter Showcase at Victoria Station in Putnam, Ct. on Saturday 3/17 and at another Songwriter Showcase at The Hearing Room in Lowell, Mass on Friday 3/23. I will be performing some of these new songs during the showcases.


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  • @hummingbear Mar 7

    Thanks for commenting to "Rocky Shores," I hadn't known all you folks found it on the recommended thread, so that was good to know!

  • @letyourhairdown Mar 6

    Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and for the nice comment. 😀❤️😀

  • @chandra83  Mar 6

    Thanks for your comments 😀

  • @audrey  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind comment on "Rocky Shores." I appreciate it.

  • @markg  Mar 4

    I'm looking forward to meeting you at the post FAWM get together in Somerville.

  • @cloudboy  Mar 3

    18! Wonderful work, Mike. Congrats and hope our paths cross again!

  • @mdavisto  Mar 1

    Apropos your comment on @loveonamixtape's song, you make a piece of toast. Then you scoop an avocado onto it, and smash it with a fork. Then season with salt, black pepper, olive oil, and perhaps a dash of vinegar.

    Some people like to prepare the avo separately in a bowl so as to ensure even distribution of seasoning, but, who has the time?

  • @aaronnathans Mar 1

    Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.

  • @acacia Feb 28

    Thanks for the comments Mike! Glad you liked my tunes 😀

  • @seb Feb 25

    Wow Mike, incredible job on the collab, thank you so much! Sounds amazing. It sound very Latin trova from the 60s (Silvio Rodruigues).

  • @seb Feb 25

    Hi Mike,
    Just posted lyrics for our collab. Feel freed to adapt/edit

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 24

    Thanks for your comments on "Melancholy". Appreciated. Congratulations!

  • @seb Feb 22

    ok ill do lyrics for collab!

  • @mishykatz  Feb 20

    Thank you for the Butterfingers listen and comment!!

  • @antlion Feb 19

    a belated thank you, and you too!!

  • @andyt13 Feb 19

    14 already?! Man, I have to pick it up! Great job!

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 18

    And congrats on making it to 14!!!!

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 18

    Yup -- Theodore Parker; hadn't realized he was of West Roxbury -- cool!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 17

    Hi Michael, it was a pleasure to listen and comment. Looking forward to hearing more.

  • @billysea  Feb 15

    Hi Mike, glad you are ok with it. I stumbled over the words a bit. Hopefully once I finish up I can go back and re-record and send you an updated version. Thanks for asking me to look at it. Great lyrics.

  • @billysea  Feb 2018

    I like the lyrics for Two of Everything but probably can't do music till tomorrow at the earliest. Is that too late?

  • @nancihobson1  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the nice comment, Michael. So much heroin in Plymouth, and everywhere. I get so angry. Writing that song did make me feel better, because I got to yell at the end. Thanks again 😀

  • @steffan  Feb 2018

    Hey - I have a strange question for you. Do you have the original demo for your song "I will miss you when you go?" I used to have a copy of it, but I can't find it anywhere anymore and I love it soooo much.

    Just wondering.

  • @jmadison  Feb 2018

    Hey, thanks for listening to 'Inadequacy'. I kind of want to say, 'I'm glad you can relate', but really this is one of those things that I hope people don't relate with.... If that makes sense...

  • @sbs2018 Feb 2018

    Hey Mike, thanks for stopping by.

  • @mishykatz  Feb 2018

    Hi! Great to see you here thanks for the comments!!!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 2018

    Mike! What's up man?! Looks like you're havin' a easy February over here.

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening Mike, I'll be around soon to listen to your songs. Peace my friend.

  • @benschiem  Feb 2018

    I hope you like it mike, what I did to your lyrics 😀

  • @cloudboy  Feb 2018

    Dow's gonna drop?! I'll have to think about that. Thanks for listening!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 2018

    What's up dude!! Nice hearing from you.

  • @sciren  Feb 2018

    Amazing! So happy to have another listener! Looking forward to this year. Happy FAWM!

  • @benschiem  Feb 2018

    Hi Mike, awesome, I am excited what lyrics you send me 😀

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2018

    Hi Mike. I don't really like to do political songs. Thanks though.

  • @songsville  Feb 2018

    Thanks, Mike!

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    Hi Mike, welcome back! Looking forward to hearing you again 😀

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening Mike! Much appreciated. Hope to see you soon.

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2018

    Hey Mike. Gates are open. Let's see what we can do.

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

    Well, not quite ready, never quite settled, but it is indeed GO time 😀

  • @ianuarius  Feb 2018

    Yo glad to see you around!

    That's awesome about Dire Straits! They're so iconic.

    Have a great fawm you. 😀

  • @chasingandromeda  Feb 2018

    Hey, Michael, have a fantastic FAWM!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    Hey Mike! I am very glad to see you here again! I wish you a great February! 😀

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    Hi Mike! Here we go, soon!

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  • @nancihobson1  Jan 2018

    Hi Michael! Looking forward to another year! Happy FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4 Jan 2018

    I'm already excited for FAWM Over, so let's get to creating! LOL!

  • @stuartbenbow  Jan 2018

    Happy FAWM!