Born and raised on the East Coast, Michael Carvale moved to Minneapolis, MN in the 1990’s to attend The McNally School of Music. He is an exceptional educator who taught guitar and bass throughout the 90s as well as working very young children at the Child Garden Montessori. Over the years, his talents have brought him all over the globe and back. Heavily influenced by Traditional Jazz, American Roots, Dixieland and Blues, he continues his mission to preserve the past while trying to reach new audiences. Michael has lived, preformed and studied music in New Jersey, Minneapolis, Memphis, France, Switzerland and Saint Louis.
Michael has received numerous Readers Poll Awards for his performance and contributions with different artist, including Blues Album of the year with The Lamont Cranston Band, Album of the year in Minneapolis, St Paul, Seattle, Washington DC with The Vagabonds, Two Life Time Achievement awards for his work with The Lamont Cranston Band and as a solo artist, The prestigious “POP” award for consistent professionalism and outstanding performance from the Minnesota Music Academy, and In August 2011 Michael was inducted in the Minnesota Rock & Roll/Country Hall of Fame.
Michael has shared the stage with many famous artists over the years including Lamont Cranston, Bruce McCabe, Bo Diddley, Paul Schaffer, Keb Mo, The Blues Brothers, Wilson Picket, Pinetop Perkins, Gatemouth Brown, Steve Schectman, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Healy, Hubert Sumlin, John Nemeth, Son Seals, Kim Wilson, Gunhild Carling, Pokey LaFarge, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders.