Crooners Dunsmore Room Michael Monroe’s James Taylor CD Release Concert
"Minnesota’s Acoustic Music Master" (Jon Bream/Star Tribune) and Emmy award-winning North Shore-based, Michael Monroe, presents an evening of favorite tunes by folk/pop singer-songwriter James Taylor. “You’ve Got A Friend” is the first song Monroe sang professionally in 72’ at Asbury Park in NJ for 4000 attending the music fest. Expect to hear the best of James Taylor, with songs like, “Fire & Rain,” “Shower The People,” “Blossom,” “Sunny Skies,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Carolina In My Mind” October Road, and of course, “You’ve Got A Friend.” JT has always been a huge inspiration to Michael.
From vinyl to digital, Monroe is celebrating his 50th year performing acoustic music for his profession. He plays hand-crafted Seaton guitars, which are “works of art,” and made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior. His rich vocals and crystal/bamboo flutes showcase his signature mellifluous sound. Monroe has recorded 11 original albums and 6 more recorded from his popular ChanhassenDT tributes shows: “Moonshadow,” a Cat Stevens Tribute, “I Dig Peter Paul & Mary” and “Folk Legends” which feature folk-pop favorites by JT, Cat, Joni, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot etc.
Monroe’s award winning instrumental soundtracks have been featured on PBS/CBC, Toronto Enviro/New York Indie Film Fests in the documentary, “Chased By The Light” presenting Jim Brandenburg’s stunning photography.For the past 15 years Monroe has been presenting his music at his Log Cabin Concerts in his home with his manager/wife on the Grand Marais North Shore and they’ve been featured on KSTP’s Jason Davis’ On The Road and in Cabin Life Magazine.