B i o g r a p h y
Abdow's approach to playing and writing is as fluid as the timbre
and spirit of his sound; viewing these not as separate elements but
rather intuitively connected. Throwing caution to the wind, his style
inhibits classification, invoking a wide range of styles and embracing
impulse and emotion. Despite placing great emphasis on individual
musicianship, his pursuit is of the ultimate experience that is
becoming lost in the sublime summation of the parts, both in music
and the orchestra of life.
Hailing from western Massachusetts, Michael Abdow is an
American guitarist/multi-insrumentalist/composer best known for
his work with progressive metal legends Fates Warning, Ray Alder,
and as a solo artist. His collaborative efforts include
Prosthetic Records' Last Chance To Reason (2011-2013),
Fates Warning (2013-present) and Ray Alder (2018-present). He has
released four solo albums, Native Alien (2010), Life Symbolic (2013),
E.S.O. (2017), and Heart Signal (2020) which features
legendary bassist Tony Franklin and drummer Shawn Deneault;
along with numerous other full-length albums. Regionally, Mike has played roughly 100 shows a year since 2008 with the cover band Aquanett.
He has long been affiliated with Intex Cables and Engl Amplification.