The Golden Saloon 2015
Michelle McAfee is an Americana Folk Songstress with a way of weaving unforgettable melodies into vivid stories. Born with a fierce love of mountains and wanderlust, McAfee infuses her songwriting with a sense of place and adventure. “I’ve always been inspired by wilderness, wild people and wild places…… I love belonging to a wide community of people who live creatively, live a little on the edge.” She is based in Oregon where she has recorded two albums with a third in progress.
Michelle has opened shows for major acts such as The Indigo Girls, G Love & Special Sauce, Jewel and wrote & recorded music for Shelley Niro's film “Kissed By Lightening”. A passion for environmental and social justice issues comes through in her work and has also led her to co-create the artist collective One Soul, which takes music and art into prisons. Her previous musical career as a staff songwriter for publishers in Nashville and Los Angeles (Warner-Chappell, Sony/Maypop Music, Bluewater Music) honed her writing skills and continues to impact her current work: heartfelt songs driven by sweet hooks and smart stories.