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Singer-Songwriter Michelle Murray has been playing guitar and composing songs for over 20 years. An accomplished lyricist, her songs combine the sounds of folk, country, and a touch of the blues.

Michelle has opened shows for such artists as John Gorka and David Massengill. Michelle Murray has received numerous awards and nominations from such prestigious organizations as the Washington Area Music Association Awards (Wammies) and The Washingon Post.

Michelle currently hosts an open mic for the Songwriter's Association of Washington at El Nopaltio Grill in Silver Spring MD with Dalton Potter on all Wednesdays except for third Wednesdays, and also serves on the SAW board. She also hosts an online radio show, The Open Stage, on The show features the very best of the local singer-songwriters. Guests have included Jon Carroll, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and Laura Baron.

Michelle's first solo CD, "Collection of Songs" received a 2006 Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) "Wammie" nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.