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The Heartbreak Kid Video


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Review of Dreamtime

Nice review of Dreamtime!

Interview with Celtic Radio


Hey Folks, check out my interview with Celtica Radio! Like their page, why don't you ...


Warden Whalen in the La Mama production of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales

Hi Folks,
I had the great honor of playing the evil Warden Whalen in the La Mama production of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales a couple of years ago, estimably directed by Zishan Ugurlu. Here's a few scenes!


Playing at the Scarsdale Barnes and Noble


Michael's Duo (Robert Michael and me) will be performing at the Scarsdale Barnes and Noble this Wednesday, 1/24 at 7pm. Join us, won't you?



New John Michael Hersey Album - Fifteen Years


Singer/Songwriter John Michael Hersey’s mines his archives for his new album

Fifteen Years

Review of Personal Belongings


Here's a nice review of my latest album, Personal Belongings!




Upcoming Gigs


Good Morning Everyone,

The warm weather is here and it's time to go out and play - music, that is! 
I will be performing at the Mason Jar in Brooklyn on Wednesday, May 31st from 7 to 10pm. The address is 590 Fulton Street. Check out the links:
Also, every Saturday night this summer starting next Saturday night, May 27th from 7 to 10pm I'll be performing with the group Tokyo Rose at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake, NY. Check out their links:
Join us!


New John Michael Hersey Album - Personal Belongings


Singer/Songwriter John Michael Hersey’s new album

Personal Belongings

NEW YORK, NY – March 2017 Hersey releases PERSONAL BELONGINGS, an artful array of rock, pop, blues, folk and country. 

Hersey runs the seasoned adult alternative singer/songwriter gamut: From the confessional pop/rock of “Get Through,“ and “All My Life;” the folk autobiography of “Gig in the Street,” the soulful blues of “When It Rains,” “Hole in the My Heart” and “La Dolce Blues;” the poignant doo-wop of “Trying Times;” the straight ahead rockers “Junior” and “A Little Lovin’;” the tender ballad “Lady of the Day;” the country two-step “The Beaten Path;” and the Irish folk-flavored “Reachin’.”

Hersey has released six other albums of original material: Soup Du Jour (1999), Whirligig (2003), Mr. Lucky [with Speedo and the Cadillacs] (2004), How Am I Here? (2007), Adirondack (2014) [“raw, hard, observant and thought provoking”], and You Got to Me, [“a timeless take on pop music"].

Hersey wrote, produced, sang and played the guitar. The album was co-produced and recorded by Rich Gaglia at Psych Musicin New York City. Bob Desjardins played bass, John DiGiulio drums and percussion, Jim Wacker keyboards and Jonathan Finkelman lead guitar. 

You Got to Me - New album from John Michael Hersey



Miles Away


Just wanted to share a tune I recorded back in the 90s. It features William Gallison on harmonica, John Digiuilio on drums and Bob DeJardins on bass. The high, lonesome sound in NYC ....


Green Growler Gig 2 18 16


Frank Migliorelli at The Green Growler.
2 hrs · Croton-on-Hudson ·
Last night was one of those amazing nights at The Green Growler - both John Michael Heresy and Randy Niles TOTALLY ripped it up. In fact at one point in the evening when Randy was playing, the art piece next to the stage fell off the wall...That's the sign of a good night.....along with an encore of JMH's Bowie nod, you really don't get better than that- Thanks to everyone who came down- We're doing one more session before we take a bit of hiatus on March 24th- so mark it down on your calendar-

The Green Growler
Beer Garden · Croton-on-Hudson · 4.6 ★
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Season's Greetings Everyone!
I hope you are safe, warm and happy wherever you may be.

I bring the gift of music.

As part of last year's Kickstarter campaign I offered to write a song for anyone who contributed at a certain dollar level. A good friend, Demitrios Vassaras, took me up on my offer. His company is called Aegean Associates, Inc. and so I named his song "Aegean."

Here's a link to the video.

Take good care,

Hersey at The West End Lounge

Good Morning One and All,
A big thanks to all who came to the show last week! As always, I really appreciate your support.

For those who couldn't make it, see below for a couple of highlight viddies!

Happy holidays,


Chasing Cars Cover

Hi Folks,

Here I am on my knees
Begging you please
Come see me play
Thursday, 12/11 at 7:30pm
The West End Lounge
955 West End Ave, NYC

Check it out:

Here's a pretty viddie to further entice you:


Christmas Song

Hi Folks,

It's that time of year, so check out the link below for some musical holiday cheer!

And don't forget:

I will be performing at the West End Lounge on Thursday, December 11th at 7:30pm. The venue is located at 955 West End Avenue at 107th Street, NY, NY. Here's their website:

Show on 4/27/14


Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Friday to one and all!
On April 27th, 2014 at 3pm, as part of The Fortune Society's Castle Spring Arts Series, I'll be doing the Adirondack show at Castle Gardens at 625 140th Street (between Broadway and Riverside Dr.) in NYC. 
Joining me will be good friends Bob DesJardins on bass and John Digiulio on percussion. 
For tickets contact David Rothenberg at 212/255-8510 or 
Also, I will be guest on David's radio show tomorrow morning from 8 to 10am on WBAI, 99.5 FM and
So please tune in, come to the show on 4/27, and have a great weekend!
All the best,

Show tonight at The West End in Manhattan!


Hey Everybody,
How about celebrating the first official day of Spring with me at The West End (formerly The Underground) on the lovely Upper West Side of Manhattan this coming Friday, March 21st at 9:30pm? I’ll be playing songs from my latest record, Adirondack. The address is 955 West End Ave @ 107th Street, NYC.

See you there!

Video from gig and next gig


Happy Sunday Evening Everyone,

I hope one and all are doing well!
Two things: I want to share some video from my show on February 1st at The Underground Lounge AND to let you know I will be back at the same venue on Friday, March 21st at 9:30pm.
Below are three links to songs I performed from my album ADIRONDACK: "Fallen," "What Do You Think?" and "Walking to the Light." 
"What Do You Think?"
"Walking to the Light"
The Underground Lounge (soon to be renamed The West End) is located at 955 West End Ave @ 107th Street in Manhattan, NYC. 
See you on March 21st!

Hello Everyone


Greetings, music lover.

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