A Biography of Todd Michael & The Ghost Town Marshalls

Todd Michael - a singer/songwriter from the small town of Munger, Michigan, MC1 Nashville/Sony Music Entertainment Recording Artist, – joined forces with The Ghost Town Marshalls in early 2023 - bringing an exhilarating brand of rockin’ country music together and touring the country with charged live shows, has quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Michigan’s music scene. The group’s dynamic sound along with their resonating 3, 4, and 5 part vocal harmonies and live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence.  

Todd Michael & The Ghost Town Marshalls is composed of: 

Todd Michael

Todd Michael – Lead Vocals/Guitar - 

The Golden Voice and Country Front Man out of the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, has been nominated for Country Male Vocalist of the Year by Review Magazine from 2016 to 2024. 

Todd found a love for music very early on as his Dad listened to Country and Polka music and his Mom listened to Oldies. As his parents have told him, he has been singing since he was very little. "My first solo performance was at 6 years old at Christ Lutheran Church back in Reese, MI for Father's Day. I sang "Love With Out End, Amen" by George Strait. Country music is in my blood and nothing more I love than to be on stage and entertain." Todd continued to grow his passion for singing while attending the Reese Public Schools and as he attended Saginaw Valley State University. In 2008, Todd won the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Idol Contest, along with several other karaoke contests and talent shows. 

Since then, following the release of his debut single “Amnesia” in early 2019, followed by “Put Your Foot On The Gas” in late 2019, he took to the road making appearances at multiple fairs, festivals, and venues across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida - just to name a few. It wasn’t long before he caught the eye of Nashville record label - MC1 Nashville - who welcomed him to their roster in January 2021. His debut single with MC1 Nashville 'Up For Getting Down', released February, 2021, through Sony Music – was delivered to Country Radio stations nationwide and has been climbing ever since gaining rave reviews from around the USA and Internationally as well. 

Performing in support of major touring acts has become a well-rehearsed routine for Todd. He has been fortunate enough to have played with some of the best musicians and performers, providing direct support for National Artists such as Trent Harmon, Thompson Square, Brothers Osborne, Joe Nichols, Kentucky Head Hunters, Jason Michael Carroll, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trace Adkins, David Allan Coe, Colt Ford, Granger Smith, Lee Brice, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard, Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Josh Gracin, Sara Evans, Wynonna, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice ,Ray Fulcher, Scotty McCreery, Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes, Jon Langston, John Michael Montgomery, Chris Janson, Steve Azar, Brad Kempel of High Valley, and Tyler Farr. 

Todd was formerly lead vocals for other Michigan and regional cover bands - Detroit Dixie, Taylor Tucky, and the Todd Michael Band.

You can find Todd Michael on Instagram at: @todd_michael_music.

The Ghost Town Marshalls:

Kimberly Dawn - Lead Vocals/Keyboard - 

Kimberly has studied music her whole life after falling in love with church hymns and oldies from a young age. She has been performing for venues, weddings and churches for over 20 years. 

Kimberly loves music of all types and believes the best music invokes the deepest emotions. She currently lives with her husband and two sons and loves to swim and hike with her family. In her free time she loves baking, reading and adding to her rock collection. She's looking forward to meeting all of you and rockin' it with The Ghost Town Marshalls! 

You can find Kimberly Dawn on Instagram at: @kimberly_dawn05 and on TikTok at: kimberlydawnmusic.

Phil Fig - Lead Guitar/Vocals - 

Phil was born into a music family, with his brother and sisters showing him the way. He picked up the touch and ran with it, never looking back 

Always studying and listening to music, to strive to be a better musician and a better person, Phil has join forces with The Ghost Town Marshalls as the lead guitarist. You can hear Phil’s guitar playing on plenty of musicians singles, albums and CDS, out of Nashville, Ohio, and other Michigan artists as well! 

You can find Phil Fig on Instagram at: @faja12e.


Ron Frank - Bass/Vocals - 

Ron currently resides in Southfield with partner/girlfriend -  Kerry.  During the day he is self employed in the areas of turf maintenance and snow plowing. 

Ron's musical influences of his life in order of exposure and include the likes of: Gospel, Motown, Dolly Parton, John Denver, The Beatles, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Beck, Along with Ron being the talented bass player that he is, some of his favorite bassists include: Gene Simmons, Getty Lee, Flea and any bassist who plays with The Pat Metheny Group. 

Ron's previous band: Sanford Blaze  alt/rock covers 1995-2002 , U oui original fusion/rock  2005-2010, Ruby Keeps Burning original fusion/rock 2013-2018,  DV8 rock covers 2016-2018, Radio Stars rock/dance covers 2020-2022 

Ron is excited for this adventure and to be jammin' with Todd Michael and The Ghost Town Marshalls!

Paul Willette - Drums - 

Born to the world on April 24th ‘75, Paul Willette choose to drum by the age of 9 after getting his first kit, and literally replacing his mothers pots and pans. By 13 years of age, he was directing and performing original music with his band at a local church youth group. His high school band was one the biggest locals draws at the Capitol Theater in Flint, Michigan to this day, often opening for major label acts to crowds of 2000 plus. Recording two full length original albums by the age of 20, with the second recorded at the legendary Pearl Sound in Canton. 

Fast foward to the core of the Ghost Town Marshalls, Paul joined up with Todd Michael as a substitute drummer for Todd’s previous group (Todd Michael Band) where he met another substitute musician, Phil Fig. Paul has a deep and lengthy background of many different types of music, but currently his heart is focused on the sounds and styles of Today's country music. Laying down pocket grooves and kick flams for miles, Paul directs the crowd to the dance floor with grace and authority. 

When he's not drumming, Paul likes to spend his time of the shores of Lake Huron with his family. He is an avid rock and fossil hunter, and an amateur snap shot photographer on the sunrise side. He is known as an honest father and friend, and spans time as genuinely as he keeps it. 








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