Michael Clem
Pronouns: he/him/his
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Songwriting, Harmonica
Styles: Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Rock, Blues, Singer-Songwriter


I picked up the guitar at age 10, and after numerous bands from elementary school through college (JMU), I began playing professionally for close to thirty-five years, and full-time since 1993. Following twenty-years of national touring with the Northern-Virginia band, Eddie from Ohio, I settled in Charlottesville in 2008, and have enjoyed the music scene in Central VA ever since.


After a quarter century of living the dream with national touring, today I’m very content with a more stationary life near the beautiful Blue Ridge, and enjoying all the wonderful local performing opportunities. Fine tuning my solo act, I find nothing more satisfying these days than an intimate house concert where I can play my original songs to an appreciative listening audience. Life is good, and sharing my experiences with students at the Front Porch makes it even better.
“Mike Clem is a spirited, fun song guru. He inspires everyone with a playfulness and practicality that makes music feel accessible to everyone. Fun and worth the investment of time. Mike is the best!”


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