Jerry Silverstein

Michael Grimm


Story

Michael Grimm is an incredibly talented performer who was brought up in Louisiana and eventually settled in Las Vegas. He built a career playing in the clubs and casinos until in 2010 he became a contestant on the popular television show "America's Got Talent." As the show progressed he won the hearts of the American viewing audience and went on to win the competition. Winning "AGT" gave a tremendous boost to his career and allowed Michael to tour nationally (with Stevie Nicks) and perform before audiences who had come to love him on television. He also released an album produced by the legendary Don Was (3 time Grammy winner who has produced Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and BB King among others.)

I was introduced to Michael through mutual friends (shout out to Bill and Annmarie) who also live in Las Vegas and had followed Michael's rise from local legend to national star. What they appreciated was the fact that despite his tremendous talent and success he was truly down to earth, and that sincerity came through his music. From the moment Michael and I started writing together we connected, and the writing session was incredibly productive. It was a pleasure to get through the first verse and chorus and to hear Michael warm up to our song with each pass-through, turning a good song into an extraordinary one. It's great to write for a great voice, and Michael is the real deal. We wrote together for three days in January 2016 and I had the opportunity to play blues harp with him during his shows at the Las Vegas House of Blues.