Michael Fath

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Michael André Fath (born November 8, 1952 in Washington, DC) is a critically acclaimed [1]/award-winning [2] guitarist and record producer from Loudoun County, Virginia. Michael has two children, Jade Arden Fath and Sierra Marie Fath.

He has been a member of the rock bands Wizzard, Orphan, King Dazzle and the Cherry People; and during his subsequent solo career has released nearly 30 instrumental solo albums.[3] He has released numerous guitar instructional videos as well, including the acclaimed Rock Guitar Project.[3]

Best known for his wide array of guitar recordings primarily in the progressive instrumental rock genre (and including straight-ahead jazz, fusion, blues, country, bluegrass and classical), his career began receiving serious national and international attention in the early 80’s.[4] He has been favorably compared to some of the best rock guitarists in the world such as: Jeff Beck,[5] Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Edward Van Halen;[6] with like acclaim to other infamous talents: Danny Gatton,[7] Joe Pass,[8] and Doc Watson.[6] Michael is now actively involved with his current rock instrumental group, and producing new acts, along with developing a major rock/vocal project.

Michael Andre Fath is also a published novelist: "The Girls of Yesterday" and "The Village Squires -Tales of Mayhem and Revenge", and poet: "Reflections of Darkness and Light" <iUniverse, Inc., Bloomington>. Fath was also a published columnist;[9]


  1. ^ Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine, June, 1989
  2. ^ Washington DC Area Music Awards, best instrumentalist, 1987, ’88, ’89, ’95
  3. ^ a b Modern Guitars Magazine Online
  4. ^ Guitar Player Magazine, July 1983
  5. ^ The Hartford Planet Magazine, Apr 29 1993
  6. ^ a b Guitar World Magazine, October 1990
  7. ^ The Washington Post, Oct 13, 1995
  8. ^ The Washington Post, Nov 15, 1996
  9. ^ 1990-’95 Guitar World/Guitar School Magazines, Harris Publishing, New York City; 1991-’93 Guitarist Magazine, Music Maker Publishing, Cambridgeshire, England; Oct 18, 1994, The Washington Times, Washington, DC; Jun 2002, Nov 2003, Music Monthly Magazines, Baltimore, MD

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