Michael is the former leader of UK Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons, with whom he released four critically acclaimed albums in a seven-year career which was recently celebrated by the double album 'Cosmic Fireworks - The Best of The Good Sons (1994-2001)'. Mojo magazine wrote "The band who must rate as England's very own Uncle Tupelo. A truly thrilling collection." The Good Sons played alt. country before anyone knew what the hell it was, and "had they done this same thing across the Atlantic, they would surely have been acclaimed trailblazers." (www.americana-uk.com)
For the past eight years Michael Weston King has been a solo troubadour, touring all over the world, performing with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Steve Forbert, Son Volt and many more, releasing five studio albums, three live albums and a career retrospective DVD 'The Crowning Story.'
Many different artists have recorded his songs, while a number of his songs have also been used in TV shows in America and Germany. 'Beautiful Lies' (a songbook of his work) was published in 2005, 'Happy Infidels' (a play by the Irish writer Brian Richmond) was based around 12 of Michael's songs, and he is currently working on a book about some of the greatest 'lost' songs of the past 40 years.
A solo retrospective collection, 'The Tender Place', was released in November 2006, while his last studio album, 'A New Kind of Loneliness' including contributions from Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Ron Sexsmith and Jackie Leven was released in May 2007 to critical acclaim, and has been widely hailed as his best album to date. The live album 'Crawling Through The USA' was recorded during his 2008 tour of North America and perfectly showcases the man alone, with just his guitar and songs for company. The track list includes a stunning interpretation of the Townes Van Zandt song, Marie, which was also turned into an atmospheric and award-nominated video.
2010 sees the release of the much-awaited new album 'I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier', a collection of brand new MWK songs including interpretations of some classic protest numbers and including lyrics from as far back as the 1900's up to the 1960's, the era of Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs. All of these songs have one thing in common, they are as relevant now as they ever were, making an outspoken and modern album for today's troubled times.
Michael will also be releasing 'My Darling Clementine' - an album of pure country duets with his wife, Lou Dalgleish, featuring the talents of Geraint Watkins, Martin Belmont, Bobby Irwin, and many other legendary British musicians.
'As fine a singer songwriter as Gram Parsons’ CHRIS HILLMAN
'MWK has entered the rarefied field of classic singer songwriters.' USA Entertainment News