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Michael Tiernan

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- 2007 Pacific Songwriting Competition Songwriter of the Year
- 2007 International Acoustic Music Awards Male Artist of the Year RunnerUp
- 2007 “I’m Ready” featured in ABC’s “Men in Trees” TV Show
- 2006 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Finalist
- 2006 Endorsed Artist by the Independent Artists Registry
- 2005 AAA Album of the Year, Los Angeles Music Awards -
- 2004 Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Los Angeles Music Awards
- 2005 Orange County Music Awards Nominee

- 2005 Finalist: KRCL/Founders Folk Festival Songwriter Contest
- 2005 Pacific Songwriting Competition Hot Pick Artist
- Winner: 2004 Call to Arts Song Contest for the song “Better”


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“So a priest walks into a bar and pulls out a guitar…” Sound like the beginning of a joke? The funny thing is - a few years back, this could’ve described an evening in Michael Tiernan’s life. It’s hard to believe that just several years ago as a young seminarian studying at the Vatican, Tiernan was raising the ire of his superiors by playing gigs in the pubs of the city. Just a year away from being ordained, Tiernan left that calling for a higher one: his life-long love of music. Today, he’s one of the West Coast’s hottest songwriters, and his rise in the national singer/songwriter scene is the blossoming of an amazing story. A cancer survivor, a world traveler, a student of languages, philosophy and religions, his music is fully seasoned with the experiences of ten lifetimes.

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  • Shizzkar

    Hey Uncle Mike! I added you to my library!

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • rambleon33

    Tiernan!! you were great up at TVIFF last year, and i've been listening to those CD's i bought. Great tunes man

    19 Mar 2008 Reply

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