Michael Johnathon has been infusing bits and pieces of New Traditional Bluegrass into the nooks and crannies of his trademark Americana Singer-Songwriter style for almost a decade. In the early 1980s he moved from New York to rural Mousie, Ky., to stroll around the Appalachians, where he would gladly play his unique brand of Cosmic American Music to school children and people at the fairgrounds (carnies included). His voice blends old-timey influences from his record collection with his own young-hearted enthusiasm. Johnathon's always optimistic songs seem to sustain childlike innocence in their wide-eyed observations. Other times he can jump right into witty sarcasm and poke fun at the digital age.