“Great writing, terrific voices, delicious music… from engine to caboose, this is one sweet journey!”
     Nicki De
     Victory Music review of Iron Horse


Michael Rivers is a singer songwriter from the Pacific Northwest with a big voice. Michael sings with a purity and with clear lyrics. This style of writing makes me think of musical theater with each song telling a story or playing a part in a story. Somewhat classical in his style, Michael does well with a large range including his upper register. This collection is clearly spiritual in nature...."
     Bob Riley
     Victory Music Review of My Father's Face


“Arrangements that flow and vocals that melt…”
     Pandemonium
     Portland, OR

"“Your honesty and openness together with your great talent are wonderful Gifts of Grace and we thank you for sharing them with us.”
     Pastor Charlie Mays
     Port Angeles, WA

“It was a joy to hear you sing and play last Sunday and to participate in “the Michael Rivers Experience” Sunday afternoon. You have an incredible talent, both for performing and for writing, and I hope that you will be able to find ways to share it more broadly.”
    George Lindamood
    Sequim, WA

“…just to say how much we truly enjoyed the concert today! You have no idea how well you reach people with your insight and beautiful music. Our hearts are full.”
    Butch and Priscilla
    Port Angeles, WA

“I was so moved by the refreshing and truthful lyrics…”
    Tanya Bishman
    Chaska, MN

“Wow! Great lyrics, chord changes, messages….”
    Rich Kuss
    River Falls, WI

“You made me think….”
     Kathlyn Seaman
     Renton, WA

“Thanks so very much for your contribution to our Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast. Your music and the spirit in which is was presented were a real blessing.”
     Ken Dooley
     Port Angeles, WA

“Mike Rivers is a man of God. He, like the rest of us is a struggler. You can hear it in his message and music. Mike will cause you to face yourself - and God, and you will be better for it.”
     Rev. Donald Williams
     Valparaiso, IN

“Would enjoy another house concert. You are a great talent!”
     Terry and Debbie Sapp
     Seattle, WA

“Great Music!”
    Michelle Gunderson
    East Wenachee, WA

“Do what you love! This (House Concert) is great- hope there’s many more!”
     Ron Nollen
     Seattle, WA

“I love the joy you feel doing what you love!”
     Joan Hausmann
     Seattle, WA

Thank you for a “stirring” evening! Wonderful!
     Lois Pralow
     Valparaiso, IN

“Don’t ever stop! Continue to let God use you!
     Sandy Winter
     River Falls, WI

“Great love songs.”
     Bob and Mary Monday
     Brookfield, WI

“Very much enjoyed hearing you play both guitar and piano! Jim and I like your warm style!”
     Trish Hanks
     Seattle, WA

"Tucked away in my collection of old cassette tapes is a precious treasure - the senior project of a music student who was also my friend. That tape shows the promise and potential of the young artist, and the words and music of his senior project have blessed my heart for the past 30 years. Recently added to my iTunes and playing non-stop for most of the past week is the latest CD by the same music student, revealing his achievement of the promised potential from that senior project. Michael describes himself as a "gospel singer/songwriter with pop and folk influences" and I agree with his desription. If you like acoustic music, this is your CD. If you like gentle melodies that remind you of the power and love of your Creator-Father, this is your CD. If you like to have fun with words, this is your CD. If you have ever watched your little girl move from childhood to young adulthood and marveled at the process, this is your CD. If you have ever wondered what went on behind your dad's eyes as he looked at you, this is your CD. And if you have ever just thrown yourself headlong into the arms of your Heavenly Father, crying out in pain or shouting hallelujahs of love, this is your CD. In short, if you are a human being and a Christian, you will be blessed by this CD, no matter your current phase of life. The ten tracks on the CD amaze me with the powerful simplicity of the lyrics. I'm an excellent wordsmith, but I write primarily prose, and have hundreds of words to get my point across. Songwriters distill my hundreds of words into the essence of their thought, and Michael excels at that distillation. He draws me pictures with his words, and in his pictures I see both his heart and my own, each safely encompassed within that love beyond all measure. If you follow the link to his website, he has a flash jukebox player so you can sample his heart for yourself, and a shopping cart so you can get your own copy of My Father's Face. I hope you do. I don't see how you could be anything but blessed by letting Michaels' words show you not only his Father's heart, but maybe your own as well."      Mary Young
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