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Discovery El Shaddai Praise

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Discovery El Shaddai Praise
The Vision Don't Hold Back Passion & Triumph
The Vision Don't Hold Back Passion & Triumph
A Very Cool Christmas Blue Street Heart Strings
Cool Christmas Blue Street Heart Strings
River of God Autumn Road Vision & Courage
River of God Autumn Road Vision & Courage      
Discovery CCM • Contemporary Pop

Discovery

Deep spiritual insight mixed with masterful performances on the guitar and Michael's signature vocal sound. Michael is joined by Grammy Award winning bassist, Chris Kent, and master session drummer, Brian Fullen -- both long time friends and collaborators. Virtuoso bassist John Billings also makes an appearance on the project.

Songs include Michael's popular praise song Lord You Reign, the story of his conversion in Pray For Me, The Witness -- a song Michael dedicated to Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the powerful ballad about the Emmaus Road -- Sunday Afternoon. Take Away The Stone is a rockin' praise song combining the story of Lazarus with Psalm 30.

  Take Away the Stone  
The Sun Still Shines  
  Sunday Afternoon  
  River of Love  
The View from Here is Cool  
  Lord You Reign  
  The Witness  
  Pray for Me  
Shopping Cart Every Star  
  Sweeter Love  
The Sun Still Shines The View from Here is Cool

"Talent just DRIPS off th' strings of your guitar, & I must say, this is one of the sweetest, most groovin', jazz/blues tunes I've listened to in 2005. SUPERB... this gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me!" - Dick Metcalf, Olympia, WA

"Superb production, just superb! Excellent vocal tracks, steady groove, top-notch musicianship and a provocative message of truth." - Texas Jeff

"Another jazzy uplifting tune from a very talented artist. Kind of a Pat Metheny feel to the guitar work here. Great job!" - Brian Ralston, Sydney, Australia

"Man is this not only a great song but the sound of this track is just so perfect. Nice chorus on this song and the singing is beautiful. This is some really good feel music that the world needs more of. And then that sax comes in and the goosepipples just run all over your body. The guitar playing and the sound you get is really sweet and heavenly." -- Guy Michetti, New York City

"Yeah, this is just what we need: more songs with encouraging messages to reaffirm the joy of living." -- Bernhard Tieff

"Cool is the word my man! Excellent production and sterling vocals drive this hook laden pop tune destined to be a classic. Tasty track indeed! Kudos!" -- Aaron David Bradley

Sweeter Love
"Your song Sweeter Love was very impressive and represents the quality of music we look for when sending to our clients such as Disney, Paramount and Warner Brothers."

Josh Zandman / Song & Film
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El Shaddai CCM • Contemporary Pop

El Shaddai

A collection of longtime favorites with all new, original arrangements. This album takes you to the heart of Christian tradition with songs from Old Testament teachings with traditional Jewish-style songs overlayed with amazing flamenco guitar work and modern grooves. This album will take you from dancing in the outer court to worshiping before the throne! Michael Lewis on vocals and instrumentation -- working with world class drummer, Brian Fullen.

  He's Alive  
  El Shaddai  
  On Eagles Wings  
  Mary Did You Know?  
  Holy is His Name  
  Giving Everything  
  Let the Fire Fall  
  Elohim Adonai  
Shopping Cart Album Review   The Mighty One of Israel  
I've been playing your "El Shaddai" CD in my office all day, and can't stop playing it! Everytime it stops, I start it one more time and tell myself that I'll only play it one more time... then I keep playing it over and over!
-- Cheryl Waylen, Pastor's Secretary - Brewer, ME
  Our Father  
    We Exalt You  
    We Adore You  
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Praise CCM • Contemporary Praise & Worship

Praise

A collection of original Praise and Worship songs written and produced by Michael Lewis. Uplifting, great for personal prayer or congregational praise and worship. The acoustic guitar is the focal point of the instrumentation with lush background vocals. Some songs, such as Come to Life feature a Latin flavor with a "live" flugel horn section and percussion.

  No Other One  
  Desire of My Heart  
  Live for You  
  You are Holy  
  Enter In  
  Giving Everything  
  Come to Life • Lift up the Lord  
  We Praise You Lord  
Shopping Cart     Come Let Us Sing  
    My Spirit Rejoices  
      We Exalt You  
      We Adore You  
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The Vision CCM • Contemporary Praise & Worship

The Vision

This album calls Christians to embrace a life of genuine discipleship. Lyrics were inspired by the ancient writings of the desert fathers and the holy Scriptures. Features exciting productions, fabulous saxophone work by Clark Bondy of Portland, Oregon and Michael's Intense guitar work throughout. Guests include Gary Hemenway on keys, Chris Kent on bass,Wendy Talbot, Georgene Rice and Levonna Zeller-Williams on background vocals.

The Vision  
  Come Let Us Worship  
Jesus Hear My Prayer  
  Sacred Heart  
  Can You Hear It?  
  Jerusalem  
  Say the Word  
  We are the Reason Jesus Came  
Shopping Cart     Oil of Obedience  
    We Adore You  
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Don't Hold Back CCM • Contemporary Pop/Rock

Don't Hold Back

Songs that will inspire you to know and follow Jesus. Michael Lewis is joined by guest vocalists - Youth ministers Calvin Bontrager & Mark DeYmaz. Co-written, produced and recorded by Michael Lewis.

Michael Lewis: background vocals, guitars, bass, piano, synthesizers, drum programming, engineering & mixing. Calvin Bontrager-lead vocals. Mark DeYmaz-lead & background vocals. Scott Armas: drums Clark Bondy: saxophone. Sean McCoy: flügel horn. Theresa Knight-McCoy: percussion. Background Vocalists: Lori DiGiambatista, Jay St. John, Kacy Cochran

  Know U More  
  Don't Hold Back  
  Be His Witness  
  Reason 2 Live  
  Servant's Heart  
  2-2-12  
  Lay it All at His Feet  
  Running Out of Time  
Shopping Cart   The Reason Why  
  When will People Listen?  
  Baby's Song  
    Don't Hold Back  
    Heavenly Love  
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Passion & Triumph Songs for Lent & Easter

The Passion

A collection of Michael's songs written in reflection on the passion and death of Jesus. But joy comes in the morning... This album closes with the triumphal He's Alive and Michael's ballad of the Emmaus Road, Sunday Afternoon.

  Giving Everything  
  We Adore You  
  He's Alive  
  Sunday Afternoon  
  Take Away the Stone  
     
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Blue Street Smooth Jazz / Blues (mostly instrumental)

Blue Street

All instrumental except for Fly Me to the Moon with guest vocalist, Bridgette Lewis.

No Eye Has Seen features guitar virtuoso, Phil Keaggy.

New Release for the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival... Michael is joined by Brian Fullen and Brice Williams on drums, Linnie Yarbrough on saxophone...

Pre-Release Version includes:
The Sun Still Shines, Sweeter Love, The Prayer, Beyond the Curve, The Witness, Peanut Butter, Early Christmas Morning, The View from Here is Cool, Run and Hide, The Sun Still Shines (vox), Sugar Maple Copters, Awaken the Desert.
Final Version coming later in 2008
Blue Street is currently available as a Pre-Release edition only. The Final Version is nearing completion. Due to some exciting developments in Michael's careeer (which we will be announcing soon), Michael is having to work on his new vocal project; Heart Strings. Both albums are in production with release dates expected in late '08.
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The Sun Still Shines  
  Peanut Butter  
The Witness  
  The Prayer  
Harbor Lights  
  No Eye Has Seen  
Run and Hide  
Shopping Cart   Baja Winds  
Fly Me to the Moon  
  One Eleven Blue Street  
  Honey Butter Strut  
Power Lines  
  Mountains of Sangre de Cristo  
Power Lines    
"This is sensational. Absolutely exquisite guitar playing. Magnificent tone and slippery runs all done with passion and beauty." - Brian Ralston, Sydney, Australia

"Another really great song. Your playing is fantastic. The 335 has such a killer tone. Really funky for smooth jazz." - Daniel Lombardi

"I absolutely love the Bass-to-the-limit and all the use of effects. This is an "easy" Jazz-Rock piece, with a wonderful blend of lofi and brilliant elements. First class guitar passion. One of those Instrumentals I need to brighten my day!" - Syngularity

 

 

 
   
Heart Strings Pop / Smooth Jazz • Vocals

Heart Strings

Coming Soon! An exciting new project that will make you laugh and make you cry. Heartfelt love songs, reflections on life, some rock, some blues and Michael's humorous perspectives on the world, woven together into this masterful work. 

This brand new recording features Michael's expressive vocals and masterful guitar playing, supported by his Grammy award winning rhythm section with Brian Fullen on drums and Chris Kent on bass.

Master guitarist, Phil Keaggy, appears as a special guest on "No Eye Has Seen". Plus a song co-written with John Mayer -- "Beyond the Curve". 

  Fair Weather Friend  
  My Moment to Dance  
Falling for You  
  Nothing on Earth Comes Close  
Fresh Perspective  
  Walk in the Rain  
  Sky Blue  
Shopping Cart   What My Heart Has to Say  
  No Eye Has Seen (w/Phil Keaggy)  
Available Later in 2007 Beyond the Curve  
If It Ain't Broke  
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  Tin Man  
  Shoeless  
Fresh Perspective If It Ain't Broke
"Michael, sounds great! Cool sounding loops, great groove, great composition, killer guitar tone. I like the tune a lot. Can I have it to put on my CD?"
-Tom Hemby,
Grammy & Dove Award Winner / Guitarist, Producer & Songwriter
"WOW Michael, great song!! You never cease to surprise and amaze me."
Ed Alves
Exec. Vice President, Timberline Guitars
 
   
Very Cool Christmas Smooth Jazz (Instrumental)

A Very Cool Christmas

Heartwarming, smooth-jazz arrangements of traditional carols honoring the birth of Jesus. Michael includes two original instrumentals written to refelect the Christmas season. This album is becoming very popular and many people have said they listen to it all year long.

Featuring Michael's all-star session players - Grammy-Award winning Chris Kent on the bass (Larry Carlton, Take 6...), and Brian Fullen on drums and percussion (Brian has played with Peter Frampton, Bob Carlisle...). Michael is featured on guitar and keyboards.

Carol of Bells / Three Ships  
MP3 Do You Hear What I Hear?  
MP3 Early Christmas Morning  
MP3 O Holy Night  
MP3 Silent Night  
MP3 O Come All Ye Faithful  
MP3 The First Noel  
MP3 O Little Town of Bethlehem  
Shopping Cart MP3 Angels We have Heard on High  
MP3 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing  
MP3 Awaken the Desert  
Album Review Album Review Early Christmas Morning

"Michael Lewis' album
"A Very Cool Christmas" is a joy to listen to, both for its content and musicianship."

Ed Alves, Vice President of Marketing, Taylor Guitars

"Your Very Cool Christmas CD ­is fantastic! I ran this CD "up front" (as one of the first couple of songs on the show) every week until the week after New Year's. It's still on my playlist ­ I can't get enough of it! Ithink I will be playing Early Christmas Morning year round...
Man, you've got flavor!!!" - Michael Canaan / Lion of God Communications, Charlotte, NC

"Your Christmas album is fabulous!!!"
- Rosemary Tomy, Tucson, AZ

"BEAUTIFUL TRACK!!!!! Wow, great Smooth Jazz track with great playing, mix and production." - DiCarlo – Berlin, Germany

"You play some of the best jazz guitar on the planet (straight up)! Great composition (haven't heard anything from you I don't like)!" - Dreamer

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River of God Contemporary Jazz • Instrumental

River of God

Experience the power and drama of River Of God as it takes you through a journey filled with instrumental soundscapes. From tiny droplets melting off the windswept peaks of a mountaintop, to reflective waters, and the thrill of the white water rapids. Clark Bondy (sax), Gary Hemenway (piano) and Brian Brickley (drums) join Michael for this artistic masterpiece of all original contemporary jazz fusion.

 

  Mountain Spring I  
  Mountain Spring II  
River of God  
  Crystal Cascades  
  Spray Mist  
  Shoreline Cedars  
  Seahawk  
  Reflections  
Shopping Cart   Living Water  
  Journey to the Sea  
Album Review

"What a delightful surprise to find your recording River of God for sale at a local bookstore. I listened to about 30 seconds of a demo tape and quickly bought it. It is so refreshing..." -- Gordon & Pamela Anderson, Portland, OR

 
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Autumn Road Music Video • Michael Lewis in Concert • CCM & Instrumental

Autumn Road

This enjoyable video was filmed during Michael's 2002 concerts from Maine to Florida. Includes vocal tunes, instrumentals, excerpts from his talks encouraging us to make Jesus the center of our lives, plus humorous moments and more!

 

  Our Father  
  Pray for Me  
The Vision  
Jesus Hear My Prayer  
  No Other One  
MP3 Awaken the Desert  
MP3 Early Christmas Morning  
  On Eagles Wings  
  Mary Did You Know?  
     
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Vision & Courage Michael Lewis • (teaching video - Colossians 3)

Vision & Courage

Vision and Courage -- an inspired teaching presented at the Diocese of Worchester Day of Praise and Renewal in 2002.

Based on Colossians 3, this talk is great for bible study groups, prayer groups, or for personal inspiration. It begins with an hilarious lesson in how to pronounce "Worcester" as the locals do ­ and goes on to help you discover the vision God has for your life ­ encouraging you to pursue your call and overcome any fear or hesitancy that may be holding you back.

  Discipleship Series:
Intermediate

(approx. 60 min.)
 
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