Michael Spriggs was born in London England October 3rd 1948, and was formally educated in England, The Isle of Man, United States and Canada. He attended Niagara University, majoring in Composition and Music Theory.
Michael started his professional career in Buffalo N.Y. when he was 14 playing with a popular local rock band “The Rougues” for eight years. “The Rougues” eventually released three singles and played thousands of shows in the NY state area.
He moved to Nashville in 1971 and played lead guitar for Eddie Rabbitt for six years. He played guitar on Rabbitt’s first four albums and received a Naras Super Picker Award in 1979 for the following Rabbitt #1 singles: “Rocky Mountain Music,” “I Can’t Help Myself,” “You Don’t Love Me Anymore,” and “Hearts On Fire.”He played on a total of eleven number one songs for Eddie Rabbitt.
He has played on over 5000 live, radio, and televised shows which include: The Today Show, Jay Leno, Ellen, NPT Sound Stage, Music City Tonight, NPT Great Performances, NPR Echoes and Hearts of Space, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Johnny Carson, Hee-Haw, Grand Ole Opry, That Nashville Music, Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Osmond Show, Disney World T. V. Show, On Stage, Pop Goes The Country, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Farm Aid, CMT, VH1. Michael toured with Trisha Yearwood fall 2005
Michael has been an A String session player for over thirty years and works with hundreds of engineers, writers, session players and artists annually.
Record dates include:
Faith Hill, Colt Ford, LeAnn Rimes, Trick Pony, Lee Roy Parnell, Alabama, Bomshel, Chris Janson, Rebecca Lynne Howard, Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, Billy Gilman, Lorrie Morgan, Maria Motto, Paulette Carlson,Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Carrington, Blaine Larson, Lila Mc Canne, Tobias Rene, The Bakers, Cledus T. Judd, Eddy Arnold, John Michael Montgomery, Chris Le Doux, Jeff Carson, Susan Ashton, Bill Smith Ministries, Pam Tillis, Elton John, Mindy Mc Cready, Tanya Tucker, Michael Peterson, Martina Mc Bride, Waylon Jennings, Chalee Tennison, Suzy Boggus, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams the 3rd, Eddy Arnold, Lee Greenwood, The Smokin Armadillos, River Road, Reba McIntyr, Dawn Sears, John Berry, Stephenie Bentley, Helen Darling, BB King , Phoenix, Billy Dean, Dolly Parton, Lari White, Razzy Bailey, Eddie Rabbitt, Ed Bruce, Holly Dunn, Blake and Brian, Jim Witter, Lynn Anderson, Holly Lamar, Vern Gosdin, Ricky Lynn Greg, Marty Robbins, Stella Parton, Ray Stevens, Janie Fricke, Mark Gray, Dobie Gray, Freddie Weller, Ronnie Dove, Danielle Alexander, Gary Morris, Noah Gordon, Robin Lee, T. G. Shepherd, Roger Alan Wade, and Akiko Yano.