“Michael Juan Nunez is one of those rare talents who gets there with his music without ever having tried to jeopardize the process by forcing it or doing anything against the natural flow of things. He’s just that good.”
Michael Juan Nunez And The American Electric
Michael Juan Nunez....what can be said about this guy?
Ladies and Gentlemen this is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from deep south Louisiana.
It would be easy to just say that, put him in a nice neat package and be done...but let's consider that he came up on the music scene as a sideman for a list that includes Harry Hypolite, Henry Gray, Lil Buck Senegal, Zachary Richard, Roddie Romero and The Hub City Allstars, John Mooney, Ms. Carroll Fran, D.L. Menard, Lee Allen Zeno, Dege Legg and The Brethren, C.C. Adcock, David Egan...we could continue but you get the idea.
He's recorded for acts as diverse as Ani DiFranco, Jamie N. Commons, Dr. John, Doug Kershaw, Brother Dege, Grammy nominee Roddie Romeo, Grammy winner Chubby Carrier, on and on...
This is a musician who's roots run DEEP.
Michael Juan plays with conviction that only comes from many, many, many nights throwing down from roadside dives, to the biggest festival stages in the world.
Self proclaimed innovator of a style he dubbed 'Marsh Rock'...you can hear elements of Zydeco, Cajun, The British Invasion, New Orleans R&B and funk, and of course the blues. From the Delta, to the hills of North Mississippi...to the big Texas guitar sound of Austin icons...with names like Stevie, Jimmy, Derek, Denny.
Heavy grooves, and crying, moaning, screaming guitar (not learned from books or videos, but straight from the source...Sonny Landreth, Lil' Buck Senegal, Harry Hypolite.....)
His music was used in the hit series 'Tru Blood'.
Again is there more that can be said?
Talking about music is like touching about color.
Go see this guy play....that's the best way to understand.
If you don't feel something, you might want to check your pulse...Just saying.
The boy is mean...in such a good way.
Edward Cliff writer for 'The Blues Blog'