About Michael Wilson Knowles

Delivering the Stories and Sounds of Rock and Roll History

Michael Wilson Knowles is known as “The Rock ‘N Roll Time Traveler” for good reason. He has spent his life studying the genre from its inception in the mid-1950s through the 1970’s and beyond. His performances show not only a deep respect for the music but also a real joy in recreating it. His vocal prowess and guitar playing are up to the task whether he is covering a crowd-pleasing Roy Orbison classic or a James Brown funk groove. And his stories about the artists and the times are as enjoyable as the songs themselves. Michael Wilson Knowles makes Rock ‘N Roll fun again.

“Michael puts on an energetic and entertaining show that keeps things hopping.” – Kory & Collin Suttles, Brown Mountain Bottleworks

“Michael Wilson Knowles is THE entertainer!” Geba Davenport, Owner, Shadow Line Vineyard

“Everyone loved Michael’s voice, artistry, and energy — looking forward to having him again!” Kate Landry, Community Education & Outreach Coordinator, Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County.

“The hippest, coolest cat around!” Shaunie T. Smith, Host, Monday Moon Sessions, Crescent Moon Cafe.