Band BIO

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-Americana 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 —  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.   

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

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J. Michael & The Heavy Burden Promo Video