Michael Gaither Duo – FREE Live Music on the Patio

August 16, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stevenot Winery
2849 Batten Road in Vallecito
Lizzy Oliveto
Call it Americana, folk, or singer-songwriter. Michael Gaither is a storyteller. The award-winning songwriter takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that alternate between the nostalgia of small-town life and the challenges of modern technology. Always with plenty of humorous takes on everyday life. In concert, he mixes his upbeat originals with lots of fun, well-known cover tunes. Always a good time.Recent Awards

  • Santa Cruz Sentinel 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Local Musician (2nd Place)
  • Roots Music Report’s Top 200 CDs of 2023, Americana: Welcome Back: A Collection (#111)
  • 2022 Great American Song Contest OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, Folk/Americana: “Cheapskate Hill”


  • “Michael was our introduction to the world of professional musicians when we opened Discretion Brewing, and years later he remains a favorite.” – Kathleen Genco, Discretion Brewing, Soquel CA
  • “Michael helped launch music at our winery and put it on the map during 2020 with a residency on Friday nights that ran into the next year. His shows are a mix of great songs with nostalgic original stories, well-chosen covers done in his own style, with lots of humor and audience interaction thrown in. Highly recommended.” – Bob Prikazsky, Owner, El Vaquero Winery, Corralitos CA
  • “Michael is a friend in an entertainer. His small talk during sets is charming. His musical talent is engaging. He is a delight to book!” (Ann Marie Conrad, Owner, Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants, Capitola CA)

“Everyman knows he’s a sissy compared to Johnny Cash.” – Bono