Michael Atherton has played music professionally for over five decades performing in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New England in the 60’s & 70’s. Since 1980, he’s been based in northwest Montana performing in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Alberta and British Columbia. Michael has been a choir boy, solo artist, band leader, composer/songwriter, Celtic street musician (in Boston), public school music teacher (twenty years in Eureka, Montana), and folk festival teacher/performer (2004-2014 at Common Ground On The Hill). Over his career, he has explored country blues, Celtic music, pop, rock ‘n roll, latin and big band jazz.
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