Hanging Out With Angie Aparo

I began listening to Angie Aparo when I was in college. The first record I heard was called The American. It was awesome to meet him all these years later at MadLife where he was performing. I was finishing a gig in Canton and decided to stop by MadLife where we chatted backstage about that same record. The night carried on and we ended up going to a local dive where Angie and I performed a song together. The roads of music...

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My New EP! "Michael Zaib" Is Now Available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play

Friends, I'm very excited to share with you my new self-titled record.. "Michael Zaib." Starting today it is now available for download and streaming across all major platforms: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and more. This 11-song record combines my debut 2015 EP with new songs from my "31" EP to bring you a collection of originals touching soul, country, pop, and R&B genres.. inviting you into my stories as a singer-songwriter. I hope you enjoy them, and as always, thank you for your continued support. I feel lucky to have you on this journey with me.

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Libromusica Goes Behind the Scenes: "MadLife's Soundstage Live"

Have you ever been at a live music performance and you find yourself barely able to breathe? You just sit there afraid to move because you realize that something very special is happening and you want to take it all in.  That is the feeling I had as I was a part of the very first Soundstage Live! event at MadLife Stage and Studios on April 5, 2018 in Woodstock, Georgia.  The audience around me was mesmerized and captivated as each of the six performers brought their gifts and talents to the stage.  A professional film crew was on hand to document the evening and as the venue overflowed with music lovers the excitement filled the room. The goal of this film documentary event is to present original artists to the world.

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Rock for a Reason Raised $100,000 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Meet Kailyn Croxall and Muna Ahmed, two beautiful young girls who were Saturday's life of the party. Your stories of survival move the heart, and they remind us of what it means to be human. I want to give a special thanks and shoutout to Jonathan Tuggle, Rock for a Reason, all the talented musicians, including Sam Koon, John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band, all the sponsors, and everyone who helped raise $100,000 to benefit Aflac's Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Manly Beach and Sydney

It was so nice to finish this Oz tour in Sydney and Manly Beach. Panorama views, beaches, naps under the sun, and delicious food and drinks in the Harbour. Until next time, Syndey!

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Visiting US Embassy Canberra

On a hill outside the city center sits a nice patch of home: the U.S. Embassy Canberra. I want to thank U.S. Ambassador James Carouso for inviting me, my brother, and my Dad to visit after the National Multicultural Festival. We had a great time talking about the festival and Americana music and we took a couple group pictures in his office. He even strummed my guitar. Not bad!

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