A three-time recipient of the International Bluegrass Association’s Fiddle Player of the Year Award, Michael has performed with Bluegrass legends Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, and J.D. Crowe. At age four, Michael picked up the fiddle. At age 12, he made his Grand Ole Opry debut as a guest of Allison Krauss. Currently Michael and his band, Flamekeeper Band featuring Audie Blaylock, play sizzling bluegrass and are much in demand.