For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a way to connect with the world and inspire those around him. Born and raised in Oregon, Mikael began his career at a young age singing and playing weekly with his band at the local coffee houses. His music has drawn comparisons to artists like John Mayer, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid story telling to create a compelling performance. Mikael seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs and performances which have taken him to places such as the House of Blues, Clackamas County Fair, Alhambra Theatre and Alberta Street Pub. His first EP, “Turn This Around,” captures Mikael’s heartfelt approach to the ups and downs of everyday life and love, reminding listeners that “time’s not on our side”. Mikael’s new EP “Home” was released in January 2016 with four full band tracks featuring electric guitar solos and upbeat vocal hooks. The album is inspired by taking life a little slower and remembering the importance of connecting with a community. Songs from the album have been featured on Kink 101.9, Krush 92.5 and Pandora. Currently Mikael is working on new material in Los Angeles and will be releasing a single in the spring of 2017.