I'm a writer, photographer and producer based in Portland, Oregon. I write business and marketing copy for a broad range of corporate clients in the electronics and technology industries. I'm the jazz editor at About.com and write about other genres of music for publications like Relix, American Songwriter, Blurt and The Bluegrass Situation. My photographs have been seen in Relix and Blues Revue and my radio show, Michael Verity's American Music, is heard on public radio stations throughout the country. I live on a 10-acre farm with my wife, camera, two cats, three kids, four dogs and several thousand albums that never seem to fall into alphabetical order.