Misha Feigin was born and raised in Moscow and known as one of Russia’s premier guitarists. He released two albums on the state label Melodiya. Since moving to the U.S. in 1990, Misha has been featured on National Public Radio and BBC. He has toured throughout North America and Europe releasing twelve CDs in America and Germany, and two in Great Britain on Leo Records. Misha shared the stage/recorded with Elliot Sharp, Steve Beresford , Dave Liebman, and Eugene Chadbourne, He performed on many prestigious stages such as Moscow’s Concert Hall Russia, Washington’s Kennedy Center, and Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Misha Feigin won the Thomas Merton Prize for Poetry in 2000 and was awarded the Al Smith Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction in 2002. His books include a novel Searching for Irina and a book of poetry, The Last Word in Astronomy, both by Fleur Publishing. Misha’s, collections of poetry, Abraham’s Bagel, Skippers in Training, and Cloud Letters, all by AvidReaders publishing Group. Misha’s latest book is a free style travelogue Tribal Diaries, a book of lyrical observations. Misha currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky.