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Mike is a singer songwriter who grew up on the South Coast of Texas and Northwest Louisiana. He wasn’t from a musical family but always wanted to play the guitar. He had friends that grew up playing and they taught him to play the six string. One of his best friend’s Dad was a guitar playing luthier and helped Mike understand the mechanics of construction and set up of fine guitars. Since then Mike has continued to write, perform, record and work on guitars.
Mike has worked with some of the top acts, pickers and writers in the business. Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, David Bowie, Kiss, Garth Brooks, The Firm, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, Phil Collins, Julian Lennon, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn The Everly Brothers and James Taylor to name a few. Mike has also worked with and shadowed Rene Martinez and Lee Dickson two of the best guitar techs in the business.
Mike spent over 25 years in the film & entertainment business as a studio Vice President of Operations at The Studios at Las Colinas in Texas as well as Paramount Pictures where he served as Southwest Director of Production Support. He was a hands on manager and a key part of the studio production process for such films as, Silkwood, Streamers, Robo Cop, Problem Child, Leap of Faith, It Takes Two and Keys to Tulsa. Mike's full filmography and credits are available on IMDB.com.
Mike’s songs are steeped in the tradition of others that come before him. Kris Kristofferson, Danny Epps, Jimmy Buffett and more. The blended style with down home roots makes the stories in his songs seem so vivid and real to his listeners. With a salty Texas style, Mike spins life stories and historic tales into musical poetry in his albums, Tears in My Heart, Hiway Home and 2014s offering Daddy’s Tattoo.