Michael Veitch


“His music visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eye while his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world-class performance”
– Six Degrees Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine.
Wachtraum is a culmination of Michael Veitch’s skills as a songwriter and is produced so that the songs are truly taking center stage. Recorded over several years and around the globe, this sets a new bar for Veitch with its finely tuned sonics, wide ranging vocals, combined with well chosen lyrics as if from another time and place. Veitch’s “Wachtraum” may be one of the records that defines 2022.

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It’s every person’s dream to get to do what they love, intertwining that work with their heart’s passion and making a difference in the world. And that’s exactly how Michael Veitch lives his life.
Some musical highlights: Judy Collins covering his song “Veteran’s Day” for her CD “Bohemian” and live DVD “From the Temple of Dendur” both duets with Kenny White. Michael’s version reached #3 song on the folk/Americana DJ list November 2017 from his EP “Wake Up Call.” Being honored by the Music2Life Foundation for his song “Pledging Allegiance” -which reached #10 on the Folk/ Americana DJ list October 2017— being featured with Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert and Jim Henry for a full set at the 2001 Newport Folk Festival, opening numerous dates for Shawn Colvin and sharing stages with the many fabulous singer/songwriters out there.
Michael Veitch’s “Wachtraum,” (which means “Wake Dream”) is available in all digital and physical stores and by mail order c/o michaelveitch.com/michael-veitch-store.
“Valentine’s Day,” a co-write with Michael’s long-time recordingengineer Julie Last, is the album’s first single. Watch a lyric video at_)))))), Folking’s Bill Golembeski says the song “is upbeat and pushes the pop-o-meter needle into much radio friendlier climes. This one is smooth,passionate, and graced with Hallmark greeted lyrics. And Michael gets to openthe throttle on his (really nice) falsetto.” Music Connection’sEric Harabadian cites “Valentine’s Day” “choice hooks and romantic sentiments.“
Favorite songs on “Wachtraum” include “August Nights,” which has a“Beach Boys” vibe. “April Fools,” co-written with Judy Kass, deals with delusional thinking. “Happy Fourth of July” recalls leaders and peace activists we’ve lost since the 1960s and features Dan playing brother Chris’s guitar.“Wachtraum” ends with the holy days of December with “One Wish” a duet withethereal singer-songwriter Kirsti Gholsen.
Six Degrees’ Anne Carlini praises Michael’s songwriting, “Hismusic visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eyewhile his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world class performance.”
This April, Michael appears on PBS’s upcoming broadcast, “We Remember-Songs from Survivors”– songwriters collaborating with Holocaust survivors.
Michael’s thankful that the folk community has helped him throughthe years. Judy Collins covered his song “Veteran’s Day,” on her 2013 Live Fromthe Temple of Dendur DVD, and 2011 CD “Bohemian.” Michael’s song“Pledging Allegiance,” which reached #10 on the 2017 Folk/Americana charts, washonored by Music2Life Foundation. He’s a regular at festivals, notably the 2001Newport Folk Festival. Breaking out in the1980s, with the help of ShawnColvin—first sending him to Greenwich Village to expand his songwriting withJack Hardy, and later—in the 1990s—having him open for her on an extensive tour; she also sang on his first album, “New York Journal.”
He has shared stages with a who’s who of singer-songwriters over many years of touring.

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Heart driven songs combined with a beautiful tenor and fluid guitar playing, Michael Veitch is highly regarded by many of his singer-songwriting peers. His music visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eye while his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world class performance.


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