Michael Feuerstack


Michael Feuerstack is a Montreal based singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Widely acclaimed for his work as Snailhouse, a name under which he toured extensively and released a staggering amount of music since the mid-1990s, Feuerstack is now starting fresh under his own name.

On a forthcoming album of relatively stripped-down songs, Feuerstack ushers in a new chapter for his solo work - one that weaves together all of the rich experience and influences of his vast and varied career. The album, titled Tambourine Death Bed, features guest appearances by Colin Stetson, Laurel "Little Scream" Sprengelmeyer, Mathieu Charbonneau (Torngat, Luyas, Ferris Wheel), Nathan Gage (Shapes & Sizes, Elfin Saddle), Sebastian Chow (Islands, Caroline Keating) and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire).

Snailhouse's last two records were co-produced and mixed by Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire). 2008's Lies on the Prize was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize that year, and last year's Sentimental Gentleman served even further to expand the considerable audience for the project.

Aside from a dizzying schedule of performing and recording his own songs, Feuerstack can be found contributing to a multitude of other projects: he has just joined as a touring member of The Luyas, played lap steel in the Juno Award-winning Bell Orchestre since 2005, and toured or recorded with the likes of Angela Desveaux, Bry Webb, Land of Talk, and Little Scream, among many others. Before all that, Feuerstack was a founding member Ottawa art-rock band Wooden Stars, who won a Juno back in 2000 for their collaborative album Julie Doiron & the Wooden Stars. Never one to sit still, Feuerstack has recently also been found in the production credits of albums by Paper Beat Scissors (Forward Music Group, March 2012) and others.

Feuerstack's panoramic and literate musicality can be seen live in many forms. The beauty of the performances, like those of any great singer/songwriter, is that his songs can transcend any boundaries, to be heard in all genres of music. Whether performing solo or with any combination of his diverse and impressive cast of collaborators, Feuerstack's performances collect fans of an uncommon loyalty, which speaks to the quality of the music. In the age of over-saturation and short attention spans, Michael Feuerstack creates music that is worth hanging on to.


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Michael Feuerstack opens for Jamieson Mackay in Montréal!

Michael Feuerstack will be doing a solo set opening for Jamieson Mackay and his wonderful band to celebrate their new record.

May 7th, 2023 // Casa del Popolo // 8:00 PM/EST (Doors Open)

Michael Feuerstack Winter Tour | Europe 2023

Michael Feuerstack is hitting the road again for his European Winter Tour (2023)

28/01 London UK: The Green Note basement venue tix
01/02 Rotterdam NL: Bird supporting Ben Caplan tix
02/02 Nijmegen NL: Doornroosje supporting Ben Caplan tix
03/02 Alkmaar NL: Victorie supporting Ben Caplan tix
04/02 Lessines BE: CC Rene Magritte supporting Ben Caplan tix
05/02 Heuvelland BE: Dranouter supporting Ben Caplan tix
06/02 Antwerpen BE: Rock Lobster supporting Ben Caplan
08/02 Utrecht NL: Tivoli Redenburg supporting Ben Caplan tix
09/02 Herent BE: De Wideman supporting Ben Caplan tix
10/02 Eindhoven NL: Effenaar supporting Ben Caplan tix
11/02 Groningen NL: Spot/De Nieuwe Kerk supporting Ben Caplan tix
13/02 Warsaw PO: Fabryka Norblina
14/02 Berlin DE: Schokoladen w/ Mark Berube
17/02 Köln DE: Weltempfänger

Michael Feuerstack Performing at Tatafest

Michael Feuerstack will grace Tatafest’s new Sanctuary Stage at 8pm on Saturday, August 27th! Check it out and then head back over to Creamery Square for Aquakultre at 10pm.

Click here to buy tickets + for event details 

Michael Feuerstack - Too Kind [official video]

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Directed by AJ Korkidakis @ajmakesthings

Translations by Michael Feuerstack - AVAILABLE NOW

Courtesy of Michael Feuerstack and Forward Music Group, enjoy this collection of Feuerstack's favourite cover songs.

Features artwork by Jon Claytor and musical contributions by Mike Belyea, Paper Beat Scissors, and Little Scream.

Listen to full album here

Michael Feuerstack - Harmonize the Moon [live in his stairwell]

Check out this recording of Michael Feuerstack performing the title track from his latest LP "Harmonize the Moon", live from his stairwell. Video directed by Isaac Valentin.

Watch full video here

LIVE SCREAM: Michael Feuerstack & Anaïs Constantin

Join Michael Feuerstack & Anaïs Constantin at Ursa's Terrace. 
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Michael Feuerstack announces dates with Barr Brothers

Our friends out east will have a chance to catch Michael Feuerstack soon - just announced, he joins The Barr Brothers on their coastal jaunt early next month before coming home to Montreal for his album release!

Thu November 29 2018: Fredericton – Boyce Farmer’s Market.**

Fri November 30 2018: Halifax – The Marquee Club.**

Sat December 012018: Moncton – Tide and Boar Ballroom.**

Sun December 02 2018: Charlottetown – PEI Brew Co.**

**Opening for The Barr Brothers.


Wed December 19 2018: Montreal – Casa del Popolo

Mike Feuerstack releases his first collaborative release "Singer Songer" with Forward Music

The album, recorded with fun as the main objective, gathers nine of Feuerstack's friends - including members of the Weakerthans, Constantines, and Little Scream - to sing songs that he has written for their voices.

Michael Feuerstack’s 2014 masterpiece ‘Singer Songer’ receives a great review from Noisey

"Singer Songer is full of his signature moves: the lullaby choruses, the tricky time signatures, the lush instrumentation (here horns and slides), the crisp rhythm sections, the wise solos... From Snailhouse to Michael Feuerstack, his records have always had a sculptural or tactile quality - you kind of want to eat them - and this one's no exception." - Noisey

Michael Feuerstack on the road again!

Here are some of the dates of Michael Feuerstack's fall tour in 2014. For this occasion he will perform in the Atlantic and Eastern part of Canada. Joining him on most of these dates will be Montreal-based rock duo Thus Owls.

August 23, 2014 - Peterborough, ON: Peterborough Folk Festival
September 4, 2014 - Miramichi, NB: House Show
September 5, 2014 - St. Andrews, NB: Sunbury Shores Art Gallery
September 6, 2014 - Sackville, NB: Thunder & Lightning
September 7, 2014 - Mt. Stewart, PEI: Trailside Inn & Cafe
September 8, 2014 - Halifax, NS: The Carleton

Michael Feuerstack’s Music Video for “Scorekeeper” & Tour Dates

Upcoming Tour Dates

September 11, 2014 - Moncton, NB : Plan B
September 13, 2014 - Fredericton, NB : Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival @ The Capital
October 9, 2014 - Toronto, ON : The Rivoli
October 10, 2014 - Montreal, PQ : Maison De Culture Maisonneuve
October 11, 2014 - Val David, PQ : Mouton Noir
October 16, 2014 - Ste-Therese, PQ : Eglise Sacre-Coeur
October 17, 2014 - Saint-Hyacinthe, PQ : Espace RONA
October 18, 2014 - Ottawa, ON : National Arts Centre

Michael Feuerstack – The Forgettable Truth

Order Michael Feuerstack - The Forgettable Truth or any other of his LPs/Cds at the online store of Forward Music Group. With every order you get a package of music from the FMG (complete with horse stamps, a sticker, and a catalogue) and if you order two or more LPs they will even send you a free FMG tote bag!

New Video for Singer Songer Feat. Devon Sproule

Out of Season, by Michael Feuerstack ft. Deavon Sproule

From the album Singer Songer, available from Headless Owl Records/Forward Music Group.

Produced by What If Productions, for the 48 hour film challenge put forth by KIAC/Yukon Film Society in Whitehorse, YT

New Album 'Adult Lullabies'

On the one-year anniversary of the release of his landmark album, The Forgettable Truth, Michael Feuerstack will release a 5-song companion EP entitled Adult Lullabies. Mostly recorded in the same sessions as The Forgettable Truth by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem in My Heart) at Montreal's Hotel 2 Tango, these songs feature the same core band of Pietro Amato, Peter Xirogiannis, and Mike Belyea.


Video: Wolves - Michael Feuerstack

Mike Feuerstack heads back to Europe

Throughout the months of November and December, Mike will be on the road for a 20 date tour in Europe, many dates which will be shared with Paper Beat Scissors.