Michael Tarbox is a smokey-voiced singer based in Boston. His rough-hewn work with The Tarbox Ramblers melds primitive blues, gospel and Appalachian music in a visceral take on traditional sounds. His solo work explores love and desire in elemental language.
Tarbox’s writing, and barbed-wire guitar playing, have been praised by All Things Considered, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and many more. He has recorded four full-length albums. His second solo album, titled Works and Days, was released in April 2013 on his own Soul Panther label.