Michael Logen (Morainne) is an internationally touring pop/folk artist, recently sharing the stage with such artists as John Legend, Johnny Lang, Inda Arie, Mat Keary and Sister Hazel. At venues including House of Blues (New Orleans, Houston, Mytle Beach), The Ryman, the Bitter End, Hotel Cafe, Chastain Park Amphitherater, Classic Center Theater, 40 Watt, Exit/In, World Cafe, The Tin Angel, The Biograph Theater, and many more. He has toured in 47 of the US Staes as well as Ireland, Germany, Spain, France the Netherlands and Italy.
Micheal grew up in Lewisburg, PA and started writing songs early in life. After high school and some touring, he piled his beat- up hatchback car full of guitars and a suitcase and headed for Nashville. After graduating college in 2004 he signed a publishing deal with Combustion Music/Windswept Music. In 2005, Michael ttok a backpacking trip through France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany and wrote much of his debut album on trains, beaches and int he cobblestone squars of Europe.
Michael released his debut album, "Things I Failed to Mention" in June 2007 with a CD release party at which Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) appreared as a guest artist. He also opened for Mat Kearney in 07 and took a writing trip to Istanbul with Mat during which they wrote the song, "city of Black and White" which was released in 2009. Songs from Michaels album "Things I Failed to Mention" have been featured on MTV's "Real World," "the Hills," ABC's "Kyle XY," NPR and over 200 Radio Stations. Songs from the album won multuple awards inclding international songwriting competition's song of the year award in folk/singer-songwriter category and unisong international songwriting competition song of the year in Americana Category.
In early 2011, Michael signed a publishing deal with Nettwerk Music/Moraine Music and is currently touring supporting his album and writing and recording his next project, set for release in 2011. Michael songs have also been cowritten with or covered by Johny Lang, Mat Kearney, and others.