Originally from Athens, Georgia and now living in Decatur, Mike counts Bob Dylan, Vic Chesnutt, Nirvana, and Uncle Tupelo among his formative influences. He has shared the stage with southern rock legends the Marshall Tucker Band, Grammy Award winners The Blind Boys of Alabama, and alt-country luminary Jay Farrar.
Mike’s third full-length album, “Poverty is Real” was released on Saturn 5 Records to worldwide distribution. Produced by Will Robertson, the record is a more muscular presentation of Mike’s songwriting than found previously, with crunchy electric guitars and raucous crash cymbals appearing throughout. BeAtlanta.com called Poverty is Real, “a collection of beautiful arrangements and meaningful lyrics.” The title track was included in Salvatore Alaimo’s documentary, “What is Philanthropy”, alongside songs by Patti Smith and Ziggy Marley.