With 20 albums to his credit, along with a number of major hits, Michael's gentle songs have topped jazz charts and delighted listeners for years. His newest album is "Time Together," which was released in June, 2011. His best known songs are "Popsicle Toes", "The Lady Wants to Know", "Tiger in the Rain", and "Tell Me All About It."
His songs have been covered by the likes of Carmen McCrae, Peggy Lee, The Carpenters, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Patti Labelle, Melissa Manchester, Ringo Starr, Mark Murphy, Gordon Haskell, and many, many others. "Seamlessly weaving lyrics of stunning sensuality, wit, reflection and literary eloquence over music that tastefully utilizes top shelf shadings of jazz, soul, pop, chamber and music from around the globe, Michael Franks the songwriter has set a bar in the music world that places him as nothing less than a statesman of song craft."