Mike’s earliest performance’s date back to his elementary school days as a drummer in the band/orchestra, and, in later years, as a member of the school choir.
In college, Mike spent 2 years as a member of the jazz band and small group ensembles. Under the direction of Dr. George Shaw, Mike performed in the band with special guests; Jamey Ambersold, Michael Sembello, David Sanborn, Patrice Rushen.
From 1992 to 2003, Mike performed regularly as a member of his church’s worship team. Preparing, rehearsing and performing weekly services, holiday events, and summer concerts.
In 2010, Mike performed as the guitarist and lead singer for the bluegrass band, Murphy’s Flaw. In 2011, Mike became a sideman and sub for other local bands; 2 Frets Lower, Ted’s Bluegrass, and Simon Pure.
Mike has toured and performed with flatpicking great Tim May, who also produced Mike’s debut CD, “Movin’ On,” which is available of FGM Records.
Mike owns several guitars, but his current workhorse is a 1959 Martin D18.