An individuality that many
major record companies seem to struggle with.
A rare talent in this age of sanitised music.-
Americana roots magazine UK
" Free Speech Blues' Possibly the most important Song of our Time" - 2-- Hipster Zombie Joint magazine 2019
"One of The best singer songwriters undiscovered - Ever! - hes right up there w/ Early Dylan ,Springsteen & Tom Petty-"Song of our time" is our pick as top 5 of the year " - Robert Kinsler & TJR -OC Register - Nashville Times Music worth buying & Desert star weekly 2018/2019
#6 MOJO MAGAZINE
Mojo top 10 poll
"Truer to the
uncompromising spirit of
Hank Williams than most
have been over the last six
decades! Poetic social commentary- a street attitude"
Americana roots magazine
"BETTER THEN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT PROBING THE NATIONAL SOUL"
LOS ANGELES TIMES
STARSHAKER A Damn Near Perfect album, not a bad song on it-- Red Dirt Music -Oklahoma
"Known as 'the Jack Kerouac of Americana music',Mike Ubaldini is an ever clever songwriter and far more subtle than the usual noise."
Ventura County Star
"JEANIE LEES PHONE' from the release 'BALLAD OF BRIAN JONES' -A Smash hit waiting to happen" --
SHINDIG MAGAZINE UK
"Michaels witty lyrics and an introspective look at relationships and self, make for a very relatable and memorable collection of songs".
Live Rock Gig
"Great tunes as Michael's little lyrical bombs keep the brain engaged."--
Flying Shoes Review
"Starshaker is an album that is very much of our time even while it is steeped in authentic songcraft that ensures it is a masterwork for the ages" -Robert Kinsler.Rock n roll truth
“ MICHAEL HAS BEEN CALLED A ‘ROCK N ROLL POET’-A GIFTED WORDSMITH WITH AN EAR OF FINE TURN FOR A PHRASE-SOMETHING HE PUTS TO GOOD USE "-
ROCK N REEL (R2) magazine UK-
"The song 'Someone should
put you on trial' would fit well on one of Bob Dylan's recent records. Its that good.
The words tune and arrangement have economy & class
sharp lyrics- no wonder fans refer to Michael as -The rock n roll poet""
- -----MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK- 5 out of 5 stars review
IF THE BEATLES MADE A ROOTS ALBUM -THIS IS WHAT IT WOULD SOUND LIKE! ..CD BABY Reveiw of Michaels Honky Tonk album
'Last Of The Honky Tonks-
MICHAEL UBALDINI 'The Rock n Roll Poet'
Music Journalists & His Fans call him 'The Rock n Roll Poet' His Album /CD releases are All Award winners in the USA and EUROPE. He has been featured at The Bluebird Cafe the top United States venue for singer songwriters in Nashville TN seven times in the last eight years -& recently was asked to support Dwight Yoakam (by The man himself) on his 3 Pears tour show , not to mention his handpicked slots to open by artists such as Lucinda Williams ,Brian Setzer (Who played guitar on Michael's EMI release)John Hammond ,&Leon Russell. Also dates w/ Chris Hillman,Judy Collins,Don MeClean,Kingsten Trio, Reverend Horton Heat& John Doe which shows his wide range of appeal.
From his heart and Soul Michael the solo Folk music outlaw with his acoustic guitar & harmonica goes against the grain of today’s mainstream formulaic music. What with today's ever watering down of today's slick sound of Americana & Roots music leave to this underground songster hero Ubaldini to strip things down to their raw underpinnings
Michael plays and sings his songs with A passion and Integrity rarely heard these days.He is a prolific songwriter with hundreds of songs under his belt
~ HE LIVES AND HAS LIVED HIS SONGS-
The R&R Poet is back with new release -Raw 21st century Folk music record
'SONG OF OUR TIME' recorded w/guitar & harmonica only- siniging & playing live in the recording studio -no tricks! His previous albums'THE BALLAD OF BRIAN JONES' on limited vinyl ‘SONGSTER' –The acoustic reels' and garned many music awards. 'STARSHAKER'’ –‘Bottle Cap Sky ’&’Last of The Honky Tonks’ were also well received
Mojo magazine hailed the latter the #6 top release on its top 10 monthly music writer picks & his Album 'Last of The Honky Tonks' also hit #1 on the UK Download charts-
Ubaldini is never less than both literate and artful ,The uncompromising rebel songster & published poet (His book Lost American nights lyrics& poems from Moon tide press now in its 2nd edition) made his bones with his first bands The Earwigs& Mystery Train (EMI) –The Earwigs single now a cherished vinyl collector’s prize going for 400 dollars a pop.
What always has set Ubaldini apart from his contemporaries is his cross breeding of styles.
The Rock n roll poet blends Folk music, early 20th century Roots music & Delta blues along with Honky tonk -Also what some call 21st century protest ballads with the attitude of rock n roll. His musical pioneering would later emerged categories’ such as ‘AMERICANA ‘or ‘ALT COUNTRY’ – but by then Ubaldini had already moved on releasing a string of solo albums- His social commentary singing for the underdog 'Acoustic Rumble' release was hailed by The LA Times as #10 best record of the decade # 1 of the year and “One Better Then ‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’ album” by Springsteen”. Several journalists in The USA & UK have dubbed him a " Jack Kerouac with Guitar& Black Leather Jacket."
The UK also took notice of the American songster– The Late Joe Strummer of rockers THE CLASH in his later Mescalaro days started turning up at shows with Brian Setzer. Whisperin'.Bob Harris regularly plays Ubaldini “Empty Bottles/Broken guitar strings” album recorded at SUN STUDIOS in Memphis TN on his radio show and Michael did 3 Tours Solo Acoustic in The UK &US-He just completed a solo acoustic tour through the American South ending with a featured show at The Bluebird in Nashville TN- Hence the 2015 Album 'SONGSTER'. This Album was recorded at CAPITOL RECORDS in
famed Studio B and Brewery studios In Costa Mesa Ca. (Relocating to Austin TX) The songs were done live no overdubbing – A Folk LP recorded as is in true American Songster fashion- filled with poetic social commentary, weary world observing, sexy women with diamond teeth & satire & redemption along with plenty of true tales to keep your mind going . 'THE BALLAD OF BRIAN JONES' EP on 12 inch 6 song vinyl in 2017
Shindig magazine called the song Jeanie Lees Phone "A smash hit waiting to happen." The cover sleeve pic of Jones supplied by legendary R&R photographer Gered Mankowitz from his personal archive whose album cover credits include The early Rolling Stones .
One of the exciting things is that live on stage Ubaldini doesn’t read his words off of an IPad screen or binder.The Rock n Roll Poet has been featured twice
on CNN Headline News with a feature story on the troubadour called 'Michael the Guitar man'.
ABC's ''Eye on LA' caught him for a TV clip on stage At 'The Woody Guthrie Fest" in Echo Park CA.
Michael learned early at age seven bangin' out Hank Williams & Ray Charles on his guitar - songs his father taught him- then migrating into acoustic Rock n roll, Blues & Folk Territories –playing county fairs and at singing at carnivals & sideshows while barkers did card tricks- ” Yet Michael Ubaldini is in no way “Retro” and dismisses the term “just another label ” not to mention his wild road life of club tours, cheap motels, wild women ,bar rooms,pool halls , busking &running with carneys who are still his friends (who sometimes turn up in his lyrics)-And prestige's shows such as his headlining spots on two OC Hootenannies & Folk Fests
'With his 'Homemade outlaw music for the people'He also has overcome adversities such as a rare brain bleed that partitaly paralyzed him only to make a complete recovery and plays and moves like it never happened -told he would never play guitar or walk & also surviving by miracle a collapse on stage that nearly killed him.His life saved right on stage- solidifying his belief in the ultimate rebel & his hero- God.
Michael is American songwriter & ' 'Rock n Roll Poet'