Take two beautiful, handcrafted stringed instruments, put them in the hands of two seasoned musicians in front of two vintage microphones in a pristine studio environment
over two days, record numerous takes of some of the most beautiful contemporary music ever written and the result is BOSSA NOVA ‘N’ BLUES.
High Vibe alumni harpist “Michael O” and guitarist Max Berry serve up Bossa Nova classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, and Michel LeGrand, as well as, their unique version of the Emerson, Lake and Palmer classic “Lucky Man”, plus their original blues song “Waterhouse Blues”.
Mr. Berry’s 40 years in the music business have cemented his reputation as one of the most knowledgeable music industry gurus in the
Midwest. A highly respected producer, award-winning songwriter, guitarist, bassist and vocalist, Berry has performed and recorded with some of the some of the finest musicians to come
out of the Kansas City area, including vocalists Oleta Adams, Ida McBeth, and Kevin Mahogany, and jazz fusion group Max Groove.
“Michael O” Oshiver
A student of music since the age of four,
Michael began his musical odyssey playing the piano, and began studying the harp at the age of nine. Born in New York City and raised in Kansas City, Michael was trained in the
classics but is known for his versatility, playing jazz, pop and ethnic music of all types. During the decade of the 90’s he lived in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, absorbing the many cultures and musical
influences of the islands while performing and producing events at the most renowned resorts. Over his glorious career he has performed and produced for such artists as Bob Hope, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary
Bartz, Richie Cole, Sheila E, Carrol McLaughlin, Bloodstone, "Miss Jackie" Silberg and many more.
Finally, no introduction to Michael ‘O’ would be complete without a word about his dedication to
children. His company, Musication, Inc., consists of a record label and publishing house that specializes in producing quality educational and community programs.