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The Local Feed talks to Michael Crittenden about Reel Food

WYCE’s The Local Feed talks to Michael Crittenden about local fish
Michael Crittenden

Michael Crittenden /Pete Weiblen

Learn more about Michael Crittenden

Crittenden is the founding member and chief songwriter of the band Troll for Trout. He has been producing records and commercials for 20 years. He has received Producer of the Year Award from WYCE’s Jammie Awards (2013) and WYCE Jammie Awards for Album of the Year (2002 and 2009), and Song of the Year (2009), Additionally, he has won an ASCAP Songwriters Award, two Billboard awards for songwriting, an InterActivist Award from Los Angeles Based META Association. Visit the Troll for Trout Facebook page and Mackinaw Harvest website for more information. 

/Michael Crittenden

These past two weeks on WYCE’s The Local Feed, we spoke with Michael Crittenden, founding member and chief song writer of the band Troll for Trout. He is also the president and producer of The Mackinaw Harvest Music Group. His songs have been heard on dozens of radio stations across the country as well as on MTV, ABC, and PAXnet television. He is a graduate of The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and has been producing audio projects (including recordings for local and national artists) for over 20 years. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is proficient working in Pop, Rock, Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Country and New Age styles.

Crittenden is an avid fisherman and Grand Rapids native. Listen to the audio above to learn more about why fishing is important to him and how he prepares trout, salmon and whitefish for a meal.

When we spoke with Crittenden, we asked for fish recipes. But, he told us that fish is sometimes overworked and the dryness is covered up with sauces. “You don’t cook it – you just threaten it,” Crittenden told me. 

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