Paleo Americana Music and Storytelling
Michael began his career performing at a young age backing his grandfather who played fiddle and told stories of ‘the way things were’ when growing up in the Central Texas Norwegian community of Norse. Later as an international touring and recording artist with the Country Gazette, Michael toured as an ‘artist-in-residence’ for the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council, the Mid-American Arts Alliance, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the ‘Augusta’ Heritage Arts Workshops in West Virginia. He worked to help promote the education and preservation of folk traditions through music, song, and storytelling singing ballads, telling stories and conducting workshops and seminars. Guest Teller in both the Rising Star Concerts, and the Sacred Tales Concerts for the Texas State Storytelling Festivals, he has several CD’s with his original music.
Storytelling ~ Music ~ Workshops ~ Lectures ~ Demonstrations
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Sacred Roots – Stories and Songs
Michael Anderson – “Monk Michael”
THERE’S A PLACE ON THE SHIP – MICHAEL ANDERSON
This song is about the Norwegian migration to America in the mid 1800’s into Bosque County, Texas. It was inspired by the play, ‘The Uprooting’ written by Cleng Peerson, the father of Norwegian immigration, presented by the Cleng Peerson Farm in December of 2015.
There's A Place On The Ship
I’M STILL SEARCHING – MICHAEL ANDERSON
This song was inspired by our trips to Norse, in Bosque County, Texas looking for the old homestead where Michael’s family of heritage, the Jens Jenson family, one of the 8 original families of the Norse community settled. We always searched for it when we would visit the Old Rock Church but to no avail. Finally, after meeting some cousins we didn’t know we had, they took us out to the old homestead!
I'm Still Searching
THE BONES HAVE SPOKEN – MICHAEL ANDERSON
This song was inspired by the ‘Horn Shelter Exhibit’ at the Bosque Museum, in Clifton, Texas and the reality that with each significant find of ancient man, our very history is changed.
The Bones Have Spoken