With his current band Mike and the Headliners, Mike brings the best in traditional and modern bluegrass flatpicking combined with the outstanding fiddle playing of Jim Christian, percussion of Dick Cunico, and bass work with Mike Vunovich.
His music has received airplay around the world, including the Czhech republic, Australia, and Europe, as well as North America, and all over the world on Internet Radio!
A founding member of the Colorado Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Mike continues to combine elements of jazz, bluegrass, and his classical background in his shows.
In the 1990’s Mike joined the cast of columnists for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. His column Mastering the Fingerboard continues to appear in each issue, along with a CD recording of the songs and exercises he creates for the magazine. After more than a decade of publications, Mike has appeared on more than 4 dozen CD’s, featuring songs from Bill Monroe to Miles Davis, from bluegrass to jazz. For one issue he chose to include the famous classical violinist Nicolo Paganini’s “Moto Perpetuo“.
Mike’s recordings include ‘Ol Banjo and Little Country Schoolhouse, and a contribution cut on Hot ‘N’ Spicy, was a duet played with two time National Champion Gary Cook.