Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters – though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – appeal to a universal audience. Michael was welcomed into the Writers Night Family at The Bluebird Cafe in 2014 and was named a finalist in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition in 2016, 2018 and 2019. From sold out listening rooms to main stages at festivals, whether solo or with his band, the Boneyard Hounds, Michael is delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop.
Recorded at MorningStar Studios outside of Philadelphia, Driver was co-produced by two time GRAMMY® winner Glenn Barratt, and Kyle Swartzwelder. With help from the Boneyard Hounds and some of the best studio musicians in the area, Michael Braunfeld has made the record that he has always wanted to make. From stripped down folk to full-on rock and roll, there is a little bit of everything Michael is known for on the LP. Simply put, there is something for everyone on Driver.
A unique, triple threat artist at the height of his craft, Michael Braunfeld is writing his best songs yet. And onstage, he is a commanding presence. Whether creating compelling everyman characters out of whole cloth, mining his personal history, or addressing topical issues, Michael’s performances combine a powerful guitar style with a seemingly endless supply of urgency. And he has a pretty sneaky sense of humor too.