Michael Wilson Knowles is known as "The Rock 'N Roll Time Traveler" for good reason. He has spent his life studying the genre from its inception in the mid-1950s through the 1970's and beyond. His performances show not only a deep respect for the music but also a real joy in recreating it. His vocal prowess and guitar playing are up to the task whether he is covering a crowd-pleasing Roy Orbison classic or a James Brown funk groove. And his stories about the artists and the times are as enjoyable as the songs themselves. Michael Wilson Knowles makes Rock 'N Roll fun again.
Available for: corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, art gallery openings, and festivals.
My music is very roots rock and soul with a touch of the eclectic. Think, "Love child of Muddy Waters, The Beatles, and Talking Heads." That's me. In a typical show I do anything from the old Elvis classic "That's All Right Mama" to my crowd-rousing version of "Bohemian Rhapsody". Talk about a singalong... People will leave inspired, with smiles on their faces.
"An eclectic mix of music genre to say the least and it was ALL very good. Oh….. and he even played Queen which warranted a standing ovation after he finished! Mike – you ARE the man! I will be contacting you again to be sure…." Diane Carbone Lowman, Owner, Express Employment Professionals and Fundraising Event Chair
"Michael was very easy to work with — he kept things lively and played the genre of Music we had requested. Everyone had a great time — highly recommended!" Anita Remme, President, Watauga Lake Sailing Club
"We're so glad Michael was a part of our Hues and Brews Festival – he is a great entertainer and so much fun! The crowd loved him!" Lindsay Barrick, Executive Director, Caldwell Arts Council.
"Michael puts on an energetic and entertaining show that keeps things hopping." – Kory & Collin Suttles, Brown Mountain Bottleworks, Morganton, NC
"Michael is a must-see performer. Even the cooks come out from the kitchen to listen when he plays." – Brian Thompson, Crescent Moon Cafe, Hickory NC; 100 Main, Valdese NC
"Michael Wilson Knowles is THE entertainer!" – Geba Davenport, Owner, Shadow Line Vineyard, Granite Falls NC
"Everyone loved Michael's voice, artistry, and energy — looking forward to having him again!" – Kate Landry, Community Education & Outreach Coordinator, Children's Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County.
"The hippest, coolest cat around!" – Shaunie T. Smith, Host, Monday Moon Sessions, Crescent Moon Cafe, Hickory NC.