Producer/percussionist/writer Michael Blair's trash can consciousness
helped Tom Waits make the Rain Dogs and Franks Wild Years
albums. He added orchestral and avant-garde percussion to
Elvis Costello's King of America and Spike. Michael composed
music for Allen Ginsberg's The Lion for Real. He also served
as the drummer supporting Lou Reed's poignant Magic and Loss.
Living in Stockholm since 1993 with his wife and daughter,
Michael has produced records for many Swedish artists including
Eggstone, R&B diva, Ardis, and blues master, Sven Zetterberg.
In the US, he co-produced and arranged the MTV Unplugged show
for Soul Asylum and still travels as a session player, producer,
and performer. Live appearances included the 2001 Polar Music
Prize ceremony and the David Letterman television show in
New York. He is currently involved in a number of activities
including a collaboration with composer/producer Chris Bell.
He produced the Ryan Adams song 'You Will Always Be The Same'
on the album Demolition, was co-band-leader for The White
Town, directed by Robert Wilson in Copenhagen, and co-produced
a debut album for Karin Ström released in autumn 2003.