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My name is Michael Anthony Newman. I was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and grew up there. After graduating from Incarnate
Word Academy and a two-year stint in the United States Army, I traveled around quite a bit.
I've been playing guitar
and singing for 25+ years, having started in the 4th Grade. In the 1980's I was in a Christian band called Alpha 8-2-1 and
another outfit called "Jesuit."
I disappeared from the music scene for some time, writing and traveling, and eventually
reemerged joining 2nd Frett and now Burning Nopal. It's my pleasure to be associated with Eric Morris of the Eric Morris Project
and I consider him my mentor and best friend and am thankful for having him in my life. I look forward to many years ahead
with these guys writing, recording and performing.
My greatest influence of all time, I must say, is God. He gives
me the drive, strength and determination to face every day, without fail.
My life partner Tony and I have been together
since 2004. (We were legally married in 2014.) I look forward to a lifetime together. I love him very much.