Born in New York City in 1950. He did his first gig at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village at the age of 15
He has become a well known and respected member of the New York City Blues scene. The Michael Packer Blues Band has received rave reviews in Living Blues, Blues Matters, Blues Revue magazines for the live Sweet Rhythm album (Woodstock Records). A Best of Michael Packer has been released and also reissues of his earlier recordings Papa Nebo and Free Beer.
The 2012 recording Michael Packer Blues Band “Live @ The Turning Point” a famous club in New York was released digitally by Interscope Records and contains a Honeyboy Edwards live track.