Band BIO

Original Alt-Americana Jam Roots Rock Band based out of Ann Arbor/Detroit Metro Michigan region. Lead singer/songwriter Jeff Brach draws you in with his relatable tales of love and loss, backed by the soul captivating rhythmic stylings of his backing band “The Heavy Burden”.  Encapsulating influences from a wide variety of roots, rock and roll, jam, and alt-folk-rock styles, J. Michael and the Heavy Burden is sure to make your head bob and body sway to its rhythmic grooves

All 12 songs ( from their self-titled debut album release 'J. Michael & The Heavy Burden' ) are expertly executed and would go over well at outdoor concerts or in local bars - even if the listeners are unfamiliar with J. Michael & Co.'s music. That's because their tunes are all catchy and comfortable, evoking all sorts of classic/alt rock vibes with just enough dusty twang to attract country-centric listeners, too.” - Christopher Porter

A2 Pulp Friday Five album review (February, 2023) - J. Michael & The Heavy Burden

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J. Michael & The Heavy Burden Promo Video