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Mike Handley, Troubadour
Mike was born and raised in Tampa, is a fourth generation Floridian, and still lives in Tampa.
Mike grew up in a home filled with music; of course, that music was Spike Jones, Ray Stevens, Alan Sherman, Smother's Brothers, Hee Haw, and Roger Miller. Also Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, The Dorseys, Bing Crosby, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich were often heard as well. Dad was a swing band drummer. Started playing guitar when I was 12 and did a 5 year stint in the SPEBSQSA ( barbershop chorus). they have great vocal coaches.
In recent years have played Sarasota Folk Festival, Florida Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, Barberville and Will Mclean festival, Front Porch in Tampa and Rheeda’s Roadside among others.
A typical set will include songs from John Prine, Steve Goodman, Paul Thorn, Hays Carll and Shel Silverstein plus some original songs.
I love to entertain and make folks laugh
205 W Frierson Ave.
Tampa Fl 33603