Musician’s Corner Feature – Micheal Lee

May 10, 2023 | Musician's Corner, News, Trinity River Blues Society

Micheal Lee

Born and raised in Texas and makes Dallas/Fort Worth his home.

This Texas Blues, Blues Rock, Americana artist has been performing throughout the Southern and Midwest, United States for over 12 years. Raised around blues music his entire life, Michael spent much of his young life in blues clubs receiving an Ivy League education from watching and playing with Blues legends such as Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones, Freddie King, Buddy Whittington, John Mayall, Lucky Peterson and Willie Dixon.

On nights that he was not in the blues clubs, he was down in the Ft. Worth stockyards, soaking in the country sounds which emanated from the honky tonks. Michael is the rare triple threat, he sings with passion, plays guitar from the soul, and writes songs of the heart.

Featured on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice”, his blind audition song “Thrill Is Gone” has received over 7 million views on YouTube.

His singing style and voice made him a standout in an age where pop and country singers are king.
“A wild eyed vocal that brought the crowd to a fever pitch.” – Rolling Stone magazine

In 2019 Michael released his self-titled album “Michael Lee” on “Ruf” Records where songs like “Don’t Leave Me”, “Weeds” and “Praying for Rain” have received worldwide critical acclaim.

Following his departure from “The Voice”, Michael was asked to be the featured performer for the legendary B.B. King’s Blues Band for 2019, playing with legends that were with the legendary Mr. B.B. King for 35 years. He recorded on their compilation record “Soul of the King”. Michael got to record B.B.’s greatest hit “Thrill is Gone” on the album.


Michael Lee was inducted into the prestigious Texas Tornados by Buddy Magazine which includes the who’s who in Texas Blues history. “In a modern age of manufactured music, Michael Lee is the flesh-and-blood bluesman we’ve been waiting for…” – Making a Scene

When asked about how he feels about his success, he said “I am humbled by my beginnings playing to four people on a Monday night for nearly ten years just to make ends meet, to traveling the country playing my music for fans, friends and strangers, I am very grateful for all of it.”