“Michelle Shafer describes her musical identity as that of a “”singer songwriter poet”” with guitar skills. Her guitar arrangements have been described as a framework for her voice. Her playing is worldly and directly flavored by tradition classical guitar, folk/rock, and traditional finger style. She writes using nylon string, steel string, electric guitars and piano. Her work is eclectic, but with consistently with an intent to speak from and to the heart. Her lyrics touch on subjects of love, spirit, time and life’s purpose.
She has had several multi disaplinary projects with dancers. Body Passages , October 2018. Her piece Opens Wings March 2018, music poetry and dance, was performed at the Women in Response Festival at Chicago Danz Theatre and Love, Loss and Longing for Heart Knows festival at Chicago Danz Theatre in 2015.
Many of her songs have been included on Woman of Substance Radio Podcast from 2018-2020. Michelle has appeared on WVLP Arts on the Air in 2020 and 2021. She was featured on WVLP Radio’s The Music Box January 2018. WIMS RadioRoxy Music Showcase in 2014 and in 2016. ”