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. Currently Mikael is working on material in Los Angeles and will be releasing new music in 2018.