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Born and raised in rural Oklahoma, Mike’s humble roots and keen eye for detail help him craft songs full of vivid images that that have been aptly described as “honest portraits of real people painted on a canvas of beautiful music.” Often compared to Robert Earl Keen and Slaid Cleaves, Mike has been called “a master storyteller who takes his listeners on an unforgettable journey with every song”
Mike has won a host of national and international songwriting awards and has been a two-time finalist in The Kerrville Folk Festival's prestigious "New Folk" songwriting competition.. A gifted live performer and a natural raconteur, Mike engages and entertains audiences at music venues, folk festivals, and songwriting events from coast to coast. An avid student of the craft of songwriting, Mike teaches songwriting workshops and seminars to songwriters of every experience level. A former Army paratrooper and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike volunteers with a number of veteran-focused charities. His debut CD, American Tales, was released in 2015. His follow-up At Home In The Darkness is slated for release in November of 2018.