With homes in Sonoma and Half Moon Bay (Northern California), Michael and musical partner Chris are a versatile suited for providing a low key high quality live music experience ideal for wineries, hotels, restaurants, estate parties, corporate and non-profit events associated with wildlife and open space preservation.
Michael is an Emmy nominated musician, Grammy nominated recording artist and a gifted musical storyteller.
In each acoustic performance Michael draws from a 40 year songbook choosing material tailored for each event. A typical acoustic performance will include traditional and modern country, 60's folk, classic rock, southern rock, modern rock, blues, new age, rhythm and blues, and yacht rock. Michael is skilled at creating inspiring live music performed at a low volume enabling folks to talk, laugh, and listen from afar or in close proximity to the staging area.
Michael is committed to making each client's event exceptional. Michael regionaly tours with a Bose L1 PA sound system,ToneMatch Digital Mixer, Martin or Taylor Acoustic Guitars and a StompLight stage lighting system.
The Acoustic Electric Duo
Michael John Ahern & Chris Cortuvo
When playing as a duo Michael performs with guitarist/singer Chris Cotruvo. Chris is an extraordinary acoustic/electric player and vocalist. Together Michael and Chris draw from a broader palette of music. The Duo is perfect for clients on a budget who would like some dance music in the mix. Like Michael's solo performances the Duo utilizes a Bose L1 PA sound system and a StompLight stage lighting system.
Michael John Ahern
Electric & Acoustic Guitarist, Singer -Songwriter, and Producer