Michael McGrady: 

"My songwriting was born out of a passionate desire to share my love for music. Creating music and performing it live is exhilarating and highly rewarding."  

"I like the simplicity of just laying down the basic groove to a song, and if I need to add players to the mix I have the freedom to hire professional musicians to fit the songs and the venue. I am not interested in playing songs that have been covered to death, nor in the way the original artists performed and recorded them. I like to find an acoustic version that stays true to the original sound while stamping a distinct signature on each song."

Samples from a setlist of 30 songs
I Shot the Sheriff - Michael McGrady
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Dove and the Waterline - Michael McGrady
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Ready for Love - Michael McGrady
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All along the Watchtower - Michael McGrady
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Dust Bowl - Michael McGrady
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Turn the Page - Michael McGrady
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Driving Towards the Daylight - Michael McGrady
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War in America - Michael McGrady
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Blue on Black - Michael McGrady
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All profits derived from CD's, merchandising sales, public appearances and fundraising activities ie: single, double and triple headliners and private parties, will be donated to a variety of charities and foundations that my family  and I believe in and feel comfortable supporting. 1Heart1 Mission being one of them.


I have been very fortunate to have been able to realize many of my goals and aspirations and I’d like to provide others less fortunate the opportunities to do the same. Sometimes all any of us need are the opportunities to apply our talents and abilities   to something worthwhile and purposeful in order to truly contribute something personal and valuable to others. 


Providing a child the basic necessities of life, an education, and the chance to make a difference

in their local community and  society at large is a priority in my life. I have always had a soft spot

for underprivileged children. They didn’t choose their  circumstances, so I want to give them the

power of choice and the means of choosing a path that changes their circumstances to  one of

their liking.


For now I am offering the music for free as a way of introducing myself as a performing singer

songwriter and garnering a following, a tribe if you will, that will want to get on board with me in

making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Enjoy the music. Check back every

once in a while as I will be changing the set list from time to time.


Donations to the charities we support can be made directly to the links made available.

All of them are non-profit organizations, so your donations are tax deductible.

Welcome aboard.

  Michael in South Africa 

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