What happens when you blend acoustic-based, folk inspired melodies with punchy, hard driving electric guitar riffs and top it all off with hook laden, pop-oriented choruses? This is J. Michael & The Heavy Burden in a nutshell. JMHB is an Alt-American jam roots rock band hailing from the Ann Arbor/Detroit region and has quickly gained a reputation amongst its fan base for crafting high energy shows, steeped in dance worthy 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 — A2Pulp.org. Endearing themselves to the listener with relatable tales of love and heartbreak, enveloped in a package of groove heavy rhythms and catchy hooks, JMHB will leave you hanging on to every word while simultaneously swinging and swaying to the funky beat.