The music in Mike’s set is mostly original, sprinkled with songs from some of his favorite artists–Leon Russell, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Bread, Carole King and more. Mike does some impressive guitar work; even his gentle love songs are laid on a foundation of complex rhythms. His faster songs rush like water flowing down a rocky creek. His acoustic guitar sound is exceptional with bass and synth pads adding to the fullness. He also uses a “looper.” (A looper allows him to record the rhythm live & play the lead part at the same time; giving you two guitars at once.) You will enjoy his exceptional voice as well; as it blends with his intricate guitar work.
On the other hand, he makes his Les Paul cry as he plays over tracks he previously recorded in his studio. Drums, bass, keyboards and other guitars lay a groove for him to navigate his way through the song. It is all him though, all the programming of the drum machine and keyboards, playing bass guitar and rhythm guitar, and laying background vocals. Mike doesn’t hide behind the tracks like so many “artists” today do. Instead, he uses them as a tool to fill a room with a full band sound.