Welcome everyone -

Summer in Southern California brings with it many things: longer days, abundant leaves and blooms, more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors... For me it's also brought a number of new songs to fruition, such as: Want to Be a Flower, Opening Our Eyes, Bounce Back, and One Man's War.

You're welcome to purchase them  (along with other recent singles - and albums, like CURIOSITY) from the store section of this site.

Your interest and support is greatly-appreciated!

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California-based educator, vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Lyon has a unique artistic mandate. It’s simple but rare. One of his stated purposes is that if he’s fortunate enough for listeners to spend time with his music, he wants to elevate them rather than bring them down. This doesn’t mean that his work serves up idyllic visions in songs that aren’t rooted in reality but, instead, songs that see the world for what it is and still find beauty in everything...” - Michael Rand, mobangeles.com - 07/14/22

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What is happening right now in Ukraine beggars belief that one man's heartless, hell-bent obsession with grabbing ever-greater power (combined with the barbaric practices of his military and tacit approval of those across a wide swath of his country helping to enable this reign of terror) can be unleashing such a degree of devastation and countless atrocities on the courageous people of Ukraine and the world...

The gift of your presence here is always welcome, "Rain or Shine" - also the title & topic of a recent song (more acoustic love letter than weather forecast)...

My experience with writing songs leads me to believe: the more you practice this craft, the easier it becomes to get EXCITED...

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