Star Tribune Jim Meyer
Top Ten…Art straight from the heart, strong simple voice and inspiring messages. Shows Monroe is firmly in touch with his high artistic purpose.
Star Tribune Jon Bream Music Editor
Warm, engaging and often engrossing. His guitar work is skillful and Monroe uses his technology more as an instrument than a gimmick.
City Pages Rick Mason
Heartfelt sincerity and a poetic touch in both the lyrics and music, Monroe explores subtle, quiet places that spark the imagination.
Pioneer Press Jim Walsh
Monroe is a thoughtful tunesmith with a heart as big as the North Shore.
Extremely talented guy, I’m very proud to be on stage with him.
You have to see the way he loops the music on command, I really appreciate his skill and his art.
Dirty Linen Magazine
Extremely spiffy…this guy could sell a million records!
Music Magazine Inc. Japan
Wonderful inner digestion, sound of his music sinks in and comes to the place where it becomes clear in the inner part of my heart, and lives quietly and is attached.
Duluth News Tribune:
Fully at peace with his subtle, yet expressively powerful, delivery.
Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary)
There’s a touch of the familiar a moment of awareness and with the fondest recollection we realize that Michael has been here too.
If we could scribe so lightly; etch as dearly. Thanks Michael for sharing that gift.
Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers)
Michael Monroe is world class!
He’s the best! A song is more than poetry set to music, warmth and sincerity are not qualities learned. They are revealed. Monroe is more than a poet who sings.
Cities 97 Twin Cities Radio
Super performance at our St. Anthony Main Summer Concerts, beyond our expectations!
Reif Center’s David Marty (Director)
The Brandenburg/Monroe, ‘From My Backyard’ was the most spiritually wonderful evening at the Reif! Really really magical…
Pat Keenan Director Student Activities UMD
He blew everyone away…an incredible array of sounds coming from the stage…fascinating to watch!