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Michael McCabe Guitarist

Acoustic Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 200 miles
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Michael performs on nylon and steel string guitar doing instrumentals and songs with vocals. He has performed events for Chevrolet, Ping Golf Corp, Oscar Meyer, Wells Fargo et al. Michael has crafted his performances to specialize in weddings and special events. He has performed his own concerts and opened for Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott and Scott Cossu as well. Michael's been performing weddings/events since 1988 in Washington and Oregon from The Dalles and Bend, Or. to Cannon Beach, Or. northern border of Washington to southern border of Oregon. His genre is Classical, Spanish Classical Spanish/Flamenco, Celtic, music of the 20's to the 50's, Bossa Nova, Brazilian, traditional Latin, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, standards, 60's and 70's, Folk, Rock, Country, Blues, instrumentals with pop vocals. Michael loves to sing and has a vocal song list that most likely has your favorite tunes. Michael also uses a vocal harmonizer that adds harmonies that are truly awesome, like "Seven Birdges Road" by The Eagles. All the voices are there. He also uses a looper (recorder) that creates a one of a kind, unique, live composition. That's very special! Michael uses pro backing tracks that he plays the melody and improvises along with. He can sound like a full band or a small duo or trio. Michael also uses a drum machine that gets all the guests tapping their feet or up dancing. Having said all that Michael is fully capable of only solo acoustic guitar with no other electronics. You can taylor your event by hand picking your favorite song from his song list. Songs not on the list are always welcome. Even though Michael has released four Cd's of original compositions and one of cover songs and a Christmas Cd, he still feels his wonderful clients want popular songs to enhance their event. Imagine an evening of original music that most likely no one's heard yet or an evening of popular songs that bring back the best of memories and will stay with them long after the event is over. Even still he's had lots of requests for his own original songs. Michael bases his success on his variety of styles and his musical approach to each and every song, his great attitude and willingness to work with the client to make each event a success. He'll even play a little longer so as not be a clock watcher. Don't be surprised if he doesn't take a break at all for he loves to perform. And now a little more about Michael. He has received world wide airplay from the US, Canada, Britain to Japan. Local radio station in Portland, Or. KMHD FM 89.1 has aired his music since 1988 and KINK FM 102 radio. since 1991. His music is featured on "KINK Lights Out 9 and 10". Proceeds from sales go to the Oregon Food Bank. Michael and co-writer Kenyon Matthews won an American Eagle Award from the CMAA in 1996 for "Songwriter of the Year". Michael's recording "Come back to Sorrento" from his release "Amor" is used in a sitcom in Canada called "Alice, I Think". He released a Christmas CD called "Acoustic Christmas" in November 2006. And from that release the American Greetings Corporation is interested his recording of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in a John Lennon Christmas ornament. American Greetings Corporation was unable to clear the rights to use "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", so it didn't happen. All of his 55 recorded songs can be found on popular download sites: itunes, Musicforte, Rhapsody, etc. Currently he's recording songs he composed and performed at weddings. This new release is titled "Together As One". He has released five singles so far. Michael is always consistent in creating a wonderful and stress-less environment of musical excellence. A few clients have said, "The music with Michael was the easiest to take care of, stress free.". With more than thirty years of performing experience you'll receive the best professional music service you'd expect. Here's a quote: "Michael plays with passion that is so consistently missing from music these days. Listen to his writing. Listen to his guitar playing. You'll have a tough time finding one better". Kevin Welch former Music Director KINK Radio 102fm, Portland, Oregon.
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Michael is a true professional. He is easy to work with and created just the right mood for our memorial service. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Michael McCabe is an excellent musician, and greatly enhanced our daughter's wedding. Our guests commented on his talent and professionalism. Our daughter's musical tastes are quite eclectic and he was able to meet all of her stylistic choices including a difficult recessional piece. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for a skilled, professional, and very personable guitarist.

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Michael McCabe was an excellent choice to provide entertainment for our small private party. He was vary responsive, accommodating, and friendly throughout. His musical repertoire was real and broad, and he responded readily to a wide variety of requests, with all that, we found him to be the kind of warm and genuine person who would likely fit in well with any group on any occasion. As a person and a musician he delighted us all. We highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a guitarist with experience, talent, and heart. Cheers Michael from Dolores and Tom, Salem, Oregon, May 26th, 2012.

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Dawn Is A Feeling-vocal
The Moody Blues
The Morning: Another Morning-vocal
The Moody Blues
Lunch Break: Peak Hour-vocal
The Moody Blues
Tuesday Afternoon-vocal
The Moody Blues
The Afternoon: Time To Get Away-vocal
The Moody Blues
Evening: The Sunset vocal
The Moody Blues
Evening: Twilight Time-vocal
The Moody Blues
Nights In White Satin-vocal
The Moody Blues
In My World-vocal
The Moody Blues
Never Comes The Day-vocal
The Moody Blues
Lovely To See You-vocal
The Moody Blues
1234
Plain White Tees
A Day in the Life of a Fool
Bonfa/Maria
A Foggy Dew
Father P O'Neill
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Procol Harum
Across the Universe
Beatles
Adagio Cantabile
Beethoven
Adelita
F. Tarrega
Africa
Toto
Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
All Apologies
Nirvana
All of Me
Simons and Marks
All the Things We Are
Hammerstein/Kern
Always On My Mind-vocal and instrumental
Willy Nelson
Amazing Grace-vocal and instrumental
Traditional
America-vocal and instrumental
Simon and Garfunkel
Amor
G. Ruiz
Angels We Have Heard On High
Traditional
Annie's Song-vocal
John Denver
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Ashoken Farewell
Jay Ungar
Asturias (Leyenda)
Isaac Albeniz
At Last
Gordon, Mack; Warren, Harry;
Autumn Leaves-vocal and instrumental
Joseph Kosma
Ava Maria
Franz Schubert
Avalon
Vincent Rose
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Led Zeppelin
Baby Face
Gene Markey · Kathryn Scola
Be Thou My Vision
Ancient Irish Hymn
Besame Mucho
C. Velazquez
Beyond The Sea
Bobbie Darin
Black Dog
Led Zeppelin
Blackbird
The Beatles
Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Blue Christmas
Elvis
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain-vocal and instrumental
Willy Nelson
Bluesette
Toots Thielemans
Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Traditional
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Bye, Bye Blues
Hamm/Bennet/Lown/Gray
California Dreamin'
The Mamas And Papas
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Frankie Valli
Cannonball
Damien Rice
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Capricho Arabe
F. Sor
Carol Of The Bells
Peter Wilhousky
Catch The Wind-vocal and instrumental
Donovan
Children's Dance
Alex deGrassi
Chrisendy
Michael McCabe
Cielito Lindo
Mendoza
Clap
Steve Howe (Yes)
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Colors-vocal
Donavan
Come Back to Sorrento
Curtis/Curtis
Come to My Window
Peter Finger
Concerto in D major 1st movement
Vivaldi
Concerto in D major 2nd movement
Vivaldi
Corcovado
A. C. Jobim
Coreidi
Michael McCabe
Crazy Love vocal
Poco
Crazy On You (into only)
Heart
Crazy Train (Acoustic)
Ozzy Osbourne
Crisindy
Michael McCabe
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Irish Aire
Dear Prudence
Beatles
Diary-vocal and instrumental
Bread
Dust In The Wind
Kansas
Edelweiss
Rogers/Hammerstein
Eight Days A Week
Beatles
El Condor Pasa
Traditional
El Paso
Marty Robbins
Eleanor Rigby-vocal
Beatles
Enter Sandman-Part of a collage
Metallica
Eutopia
Carlos Santana
Everlong
The Foo Fighters
Every Little Thing-vocal
Beatles
Everything I do
Brian Adams
Everything I Own-vocal and instrumental
Bread
Fade To Black-Part of a collage
Metallica
Fast Car
Tracy Chapman
Father And Son-vocal
Cat Stevens
Feel Like Making Love-vocal and instrumental
Bad Company
Fishin' Blues
Fishin' Blues
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
Folson Prison Blues-vocal
Johnny Cash
For No One-vocal
Beatles
Forsty The Snowman
Bing Crosby
Franky and Johnny
Franky and Johnny
Gabriel's Oboe
Ennio Morricone
Girl From Ipanima
C. Jobim
Girl-vocal
The Beatles
Greensleeves
Traditional
Guantanamera
J.F. Diaz
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Happy Together
The Turtles
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
John Lennon
Heart Breaker
Led Zeppelin
Heart Shaped Box
Nervana
Here Comes Santa Claus
Elvis
Here Comes the Sun-and vocal
The Beatles
Here, There, and Everywhere
The Beatles
Hero-Part of a collage
Metallica
Hey Jude-vocal
Beatles
Holiday-vocal and instrumental
Bee Gees
Hornpipe
F. Handel
Hotel California
The Eagles
How Insensitive
A. C. Jobim
I Can't Help Falling In Love-vocal and instrumental
Elvis
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party-vocal
Beatles
I Only Have Eyes For You
Dubin/Warren
I Talk To The Wind vocal
King Crimson
I Walk The Line-vocal
Johnny Cash
I Want To Hold Your Hand-vocal
Beatles
I Want You
Beatles
I Will Love You
Fisher
I Will-vocal and intrumental
Beatles
I'll Be Back-vocal
Beatles
I'll Follow The Sun-vocal
Beatles
I'll see You In My Dreams
Jones/Kahn
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You-vocal
Beatles
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
I've Just Seen A Face-vocal
Beatles
If
David Gates
If I Fell
Beatles
If I Fell-vocal and instrumental
Beatles
If I Needed Someone-vocal
The Beatles
Imagine
The Beatles
Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin
In My Life
Beatles
Into The Great Wide Open-vocal
Tom Petty
Into White-vocal
Cat Stevens
It Had To Be You
Jones/Kahn
It's Only Love-vocal
Beatles
Jesu, Joy of Man Desiring
Bach
Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helms
Joy To The World
Traditional
Julia-vocal and instrumental
The Beatles
Jussel
Michael McCabe
Just Breathe
Pearl Jam
Kasmir
Led Zeppelin
Kathy's Song-vocal
Paul Simon
Krisomas
Michael McCabe
Kurkly
Michael McCabe
La Bamba
Traditional
La Cucaracha
Traditional
La Paloma
S. D. Yradier
Lagrima
F. Tarrega
Leader Of The Band
Dan Fogelberg
Learning To Fly-vocal
Tom Petty
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Leo Friedman
Life's Been Good
Joe Walsh
Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix
Look to the Sky
A. C. Jobim
Love Is All Around
The Trogs
Love Is Real
John Lennon
Love Will Keep Us Alive
Eagles
Lullaby for Jacqueline (Letters to a Friend)
Michael McCabe
Lyin' Eyes-vocal and instrumental
The Eagles
Margaritaville-vocal
Jimmy Buffet
Maria Elena
L. Barcelata
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Mattonya (Beyond Words)
Michael McCabe
Maybe It's Time-vocal
Bradley Cooper
Meditation
A. C. Jobim
Michelle
The Beatles
Michelle-vocal and instrumental
Beatles
Minuet in G
J.S. Bach
Misty
Rogers and Hart
Monte Carlo (Beyond Words)
Michael McCabe
Mood for a Day
Steve Howe (Yes)
Moonshadow-vocal and instrumental
Cat Stevens
Mother Natures Son
The Beatles
Mr. Sandman
Pat Ballard
Never Going Back Again-vocal
Fleetwood Mac
Night and Day
Cole Porter
No Reply-vocal
The Beatles
Nothing Elas Matters-Part of a collage
Metallica
Nowhere Man
Beatles
O Come, All Ye Faithful
John Reading
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam
Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da
The Beatles
Ode To Billy Joe
Bobby Gentry
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
One of Us
Joan Osborne
One Score (Letters to a Friend)
Michael McCabe
One-Part of a collage
Metallica
Open Arms
Journey
Order of Magnitude
Doug Smith
Orion-Part of a collage
Metallica
Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zepplin
Peace on Earth
Luka Bloom
Peaceful Easy Feelin'-vocal
The Eagles
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
Perfidia
Dominguez
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Farres
Please, Please Me-vocal
The Beatles
Poinciana
Simon
Post Age (Letters to a Friend)
Michael McCabe
Processional (Here comes the bride)
Richard Wagner
Puff the Magic Dragon
Paul Stookie
Purple Haze-vocal and instrumental
Jimi Hendrix
Putin' On The Ritz
Irving Berlin arr.by Michael McCabe
Recessional (there goes the bride)
Mendelssohn
Rendezvous (Beyond Words)
Michael McCabe
Requerdos
F. Terrega
Rock and Roll
Led Zeppelin
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
J. Marks
Romanza
Anon.
Roundabout
Yes
Ruby Tuesday-vocal
The Rolling Stones
Samba Pa Ti
Carlos Santana
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Seven Bridges Road with full vocals
The Eagles
She Loves You-vocal
Beatles
She's A Woman-vocal
Beatles
She's Always A Woman to me
Billy Joel
Shortin' Bread
African American folk song
Silent Night
Franz Gruber
Silver Bells
Johnny Mathis
Simple Gifts
Traditional
Sleeper's Awake
J.S. Bach
So What
MIles Davis
Solitary Man
Neil Diamond
Something
The Beatles
Song Sung blue-vocal and instrumental
Neil Diamond
South of the Border
J. Kennedy
Spanish Eyes
Kaempfert
Spanish Folk Song
Anon.
Spring Op.8, No.1 Movt.1
Vivaldi
St. James Infirmery
Joe Primrose/Irving Mills
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zepplin
Stompin' at the Savoy
Sampson/Web
Stormy Monday
T-Bone Walker
Study in E Minor
Carcassi
Suite in D Minor
Robert de Vise
Summer Samba
Astrud Gilberto
Summertime
G. Gershwin
Sweet Baby James-vocal
James Taylor
Sweet Caroline-vocal and instrumental
Neil Diamond
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie/Pinkard
Sweet Home Alabama
L. Skynard
Take It Easy-vocal
The Eagles
take Me Home, Country Roads-vocal and instrumental
John Denver
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Albert Von Tilzer
Take the "A" Train
Libby Cotton
Tea For Two
Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
Teach Your Children
CSNY
Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton
Tell Me What You See-vocal
Beatles
Tequila Sunrise-vocal
The Eagles
Thank You
Dido
The Beat Goes On
Sonny And Cher
The Christmas Song
Mel Torme
The Claw
Jerry Reed
The Crystal Ship-vocal
The Doors
The Days of Wine and Roses
H. Mancini
The Little Drummer Boy
Davis, Onorati, Simeone
The Naked Stalk
Michael Hegdes
The Ocean
Led Zeppelin
The Shadow of Your Smile
Mercer
The Sounds of Silence-vocal and instrumental
Simon and Garfunkel
The Thrill is Gone
B.B. King
The Unforgiven-Part of a collage
Metallica
The Very Thought Of You
Ray Noble
The Wind Cries Mary
Jimi Hendrix
The Wind-vocal
Cat Stevens
There is Love
Paul Stookie
They Can't Take That Away From Me
G.Gershwin
Things We Said Today-vocal
Beatles
This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie
Thoughts and Feelings
Bruce Becvar
Tichelle
Michael McCabe
Tico Tico
Abreu, Zequinha
Tijuana Taxi
Herb Alpert
Til Kingdom Come
Coldplay
Time After Time
Cindy Lauper
Time in a Bottle
Jim Croce
To Love Somebody
Bee Gees
Top of the World
The Carpenters
Triste
A. C. Jobim
Turn Around
Malvina Reynolds
Two Score (Letters to a Friend)
Michael McCabe
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
Us and Them
Pink Floyd
Valentine for Jacqueline(Beyond Words)
Michael McCabe
Venus
Shocking Blue
Vienna
Billy Joel
Watch What Happens
Michel Legrand
Wave
A. C. Jobim
We Three Kings
Adapted by Michael McCabe
Welcome Home-Part of a collage
Metallica
What a Difference a Day Makes
Grever/Adams
What a Wonderful World-vocal and instrumental
Weiss and Thiele
What Child Is This
Traditional
When I Fall in Love
Heyman, Edward; Young, Victor;
When Sunny Get Blue
Fisher/Segal
Where I May Roam-Part of a collage
Metallica
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles (Harrison)
Whole Lota Love
Led Zeppelin
Wild Flowers-vocal
Tom Petty
Wild Thing-vocal
The Troggs
Wild World-vocal
Cat Stevens
Willow Weep for Me
Ann Ronell
Windy And Warm
John D Loudermilk
Winter Wonderland
Bernard/Smith
With or Without You
U2
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Yesterday-vocal and instrumental
The Beatles
You Are My Sunshine
Jimmie Davis · Charles Mitchell
You Won't See Me
Beatles
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away-vocal
Beatles
Acoustic Guitar
Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Flamenco Guitar
Classic Rock Guitar
Blues Guitar
Pop Guitar
Ambient Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Singer Guitarist
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Michael McCabe Guitarist will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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