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Welcome to Michael Stadler Music

Northern California musician, writer and teacher, Michael Stadler, gives a glimpse of his personal and musical roots on the great central seas of North America in his Little Dead / Fiddling Cricket release North Country.

The liner notes sum it up nicely: "Michael Stadler was raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, A sparsely populated, starkly beautiful place, the U.P. is bordered by Lake Superior, empty sand beaches, and nearly unbroken expanses of forest. Life there requires perseverance and luck, since, as in many rural areas, underemployment is a given. That's why one of the area's chief exports is people. Whether vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin or bass, Michael's passion for his music is immediately obvious."

Michael is available for performances - solo and group - and teaching - individual and classes/workshops. Connect with Michael using his contact form.

Upcoming Performances & Events

Gerry Tenney and the Hard Times Orchestra

8:00 to 10:00 PM

2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California 94705

Art House Gallery & Cultural Center

Solo show - Caffé Trieste

8:00 - 10:00 PM

2500 San Pablo Ave at Dwight, Berkeley, CA

(510 548 5198)
Offshoot of the venerable North Beach hangout, this place hosts a wide variety of musicians and styles nightly. As I'll be solo, I'll play a variety of instruments in various tunings and styles to make up for my solitary condition. It's be great if a number of you would join me and alleviate that condition somewhat.
Good food and drink selections, kid-friendly.

Shards of Green at Murphy's Irish Pub

6:30-8:30 PM

464 First St. East
Sonoma, CA

Celtic, Rock-Pop, Country, Latin, Finnish, originals ... a pretty wide array of material.
And Murphy's offers a good selection of food and drink, finishing off with an excellent bread pudding sufficient to share with a friend.

Mike Stadler & Mary Gibbons Band

8:00 - 10:00 PM

Murphy's Irish Pub
464 First Street East, Sonoma, California 95476

Our first show in Sonoma. The band features the stellar work of Jon Mitguard on pedal steel and resophonic guitar (commonly, Dobro) and the rhythm master Chuck Ervin on the bass (slangily, doghouse).

Spanning over ten years, the band has collected 1950s classic country--solos and duets--some hot swing, and some music from contemporary songwriters who put out fine work. Plus a few new originals, mainly from Mary who’s been putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) of late.
Murphy's offers a good selection of food and drink.

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Spring Situation

2:00 PM

Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

I'll do a brief set of music on the performance stage, followed at 3:00 by a one hour class in clawhammer guitar.

Music Samples

Solo guitar from Clawhammer Guitar: The Collection on Solid Air Records

Traditional Finnish medley - Renki Jussi and Raatikkoon

Original tune medley - Dogs in the Creek Bed / Gator in the Lap Lane

With the Stadler Gibbons Band

The Flame in My Heart (George Jones-Bernard Spurlock)

I Won't Be Home (Hank Williams)

Tell Me True (Mary Gibbons)

More Samples

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