On a Mission: Americana songstress Michael-Ann opens for Wilson Phillips at the Rose

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There are singers, and there are passion singers: emotive vocalists with full-bodied tones who couldn’t sound noncommittal if they tried. Count Michael-Ann Azoulai among the latter.

Azoulai, who professionally goes by Michael-Ann, has a history of following her passions. After college, while selling advertising in Washington, DC, she jumped at an Israeli friend’s invitation to visit. Her adventure in Israel (where she met her now-ex-husband, also a musician) lasted a year.

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Reviews for Michael-Ann

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Robert Oermann, Music Row
“This L.A. singer-songwriter emotes beautifully on the title tune of her CD. Her moaning alto breaks in all the right places while dobro, fiddle and her own acoustic guitar drawl along in a bluesy river of sound. The rest of the album proves this track isn’t a fluke: These are all first-rate songs. Extremely promising.”

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