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Title - Wachtraum
Artist - Michael Veitch

For those unaware, Michael Veitch is releasing a new album, Wachtraum on February 4th, 2022.

Heart driven songs combined with a beautiful tenor and fluid guitar playing, Michael Veitch is highly regarded by many of his singer-songwriting peers.

His music visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eye while his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world class performance.

It’s every person’s dream to get to do what they love, intertwining that work with their heart’s passion and making a difference in the world.

And that’s exactly how Michael Veitch lives his life.

Wachtraum means “days of dreaming” in German, and Germany is where Michael wrote many of the songs on his new album. Wachtraum’s theme focuses on his narrative writing and beautiful tenor voice’s reflections on unique qualities of each month.

The first single and upcoming music video Valentine’s Day, is about love which helps coldness melt away. It’s a co-write with his long time recording engineer Julie Last.

1. First Day
2. Valentine’s Day
3. Moving Day
4. April Fools
5. Sunday Afternoon
6. Happy Fourth of July
7. August Nights
8. Always Vermont
9. Birthday Oh Birthday
10. Last Days of Summer
11. First Snow of the Year
12. One Wish

This delightfully ambient new album opens on the sanguine majesty of First Day and the free flowing harmonies of Valentine’s Day and then backs those up with the hamronica-layered Moving Day, the guitars get plugged in for the gentle rock duo of April Fools (co-written with Judy Kass, it deals with delusional thinking) and Sunday Afternoon, and then we get the languishing yearn of Happy Fourth of July (which recalls leaders and peace activists we’ve lost since the 1960s and features Dan playing brother Chris’s guitar).

Up next is the delightful, lazy hazy ebb of August Nights which is in turn followed by some dulcet piano work that accompanies Always Vermont, the countrified twang of Birthday Oh Birthday, the forthright embrace of Last Days of Summer and then the album rounds out on the playful rythms within First Snow of the Year, coming to a lovely close on a duet with ethereal singer-songwriter Kirsti Gholsen, the simply beautiful One Wish (a song that has the quality to be a Christmas staple around the world).

This April, Michael appears on PBS’s upcoming broadcast, “We Remember-Songs from Survivors" - songwriters collaborating with Holocaust survivors.

Michael’s been thankful on how the folk community has helped him through the years. Judy Collins covered his song Veteran’s Day, on her 2013 Live From the Temple of Dendur DVD, and 2011 CD Bohemian.

Michael’s song Pledging Allegiance, which reached #10 on the 2017 Folk/Americana charts, was honored by Music2Life Foundation and he is also a regular at festivals, notably the 2001 Newport Folk Festival.

Breaking out in the 1980s, with the help of Shawn Colvin — first sending him to Greenwich Village to expand his songwriting with Jack Hardy, and later—in the 1990s — having him open for her on an extensive tour; she also sang on his first album, New York Journal.

He has also shared stages with a who’s who of singer-songwriters over many years of touring.

Official Website

Michael Veitch @ Facebook