MICHAEL CHISHOLM is a ragtime pianist, historian and sheet music collector from Riverside, Calif. (formerly of Sugar Land, Tex.). The ragtime bug bit him when he saw Jo Ann Castle play on a rerun of The Lawrence Welk Show. Since then, he’s been hooked. In addition to playing ragtime, he also collects and archives original ragtime sheet music, with a collection numbering into the thousands. Michael is an active performer in the California ragtime circuit, having been featured at the Sutter Creek, West Coast and Old Town Music Hall ragtime festivals. He has been a RagFest fixture since 2017.