ODMUSICMAN Releases Music


It’s been a long time coming. I have finally released my first album, A Life Redacted, under my music name ODMUSICMAN. The album reflects positive changes in my life and my relationship with my daughter in our premier song, Second Chances and our second duet Give.

I am very proud of my original theme song Second Chances, re-written from the movie I scored in the 1990's, which has now been transformed to a duet with my daughter Michelle.  Michelle was critical in re-working the lyrics to match our story and message as well as adding spectacular ideas for her vocals. Also, there is no AI, no tricks, and no autotune. Michelle provides her pitch perfect serene vocals proving she has chops as good as anyone.


I am also very excited about my new song Driftwood. It's a statement song about Gen Z and Millennial. I think my lyric "If we see a mountain, we don’t climb. But we want a miracle, the easiest kind" expresses observations of a frustrated generation. Driftwood speaks to that. 

Hunting for Heaven speaks to our pining for peace and how each one of us has our own thoughts of what heaven is.  

A Life Long Artist

Michelle O'Donnell was born with a paint brush in one hand and song sheet in the other. Whenever we must speak to Michelle, we are more than likely interrupting her humming a tune. Michelle enjoyed early guitar lessons and still enjoys picking up the instrument. Her enthusiasm for learning, whether it is the art form of drawing or singing, puts her in the constant state of improvement. Michelle started at an early age story boarding cartoons moving on to her love of singing, especially harmonies.


What some may not know is that Michelle has the rare gift of perfect relative pitch. This means if a sequence of notes is played to her, she can repeat them accurately every time. I call her "one take Michelle." She has also developed her voice over the years with hundreds of hours spent practicing harmonies and complicated arrangements from Celine Dion and the like.

Michelle is also responsible for reworking lyrics on Second Chances, Give and Remembering as well as creating my album cover exposing her creative talents as an artist designer. 


Today Michelle enjoys a full-time occupation at the American School for the Deaf working with deaf, blind, and autistic children, some of whom are afflicted with all three conditions. Her love and patience with special needs children is a gift and her calling.



Hear ODMUSICMAN's compositions on Spotify.