...Benicia is one of my favorite places to share the amazing journey with people through music.
...nicola strings has a nice commercial that I got to play a little James Taylor on...
...playin' some jamin' tunes in beautiful Clear Lake.
on the road again...
Mike was voted "Best Of" solo musicians on Thumbtack.com for two years in a row.
...downtown Grassvalley to play music at a very nice event...
"I'm so thrilled to have been able to have had the opportunity to create music on various projects with some of the best. Thank you to all my friends out there on the road." -M
Mike has played music with many well-known artists including: Scott Silverberg and West Side Jazz Club in San Francisco, Steve Bailey from Dizzy Gillespie and The Rippingtons, Phil Driscoll, Bob Kilpatrick, Randy Stonehill, Paul Balache, POG Band, Gary Krohn, Jim Ridl, Marty Williams, Ron Kenoly, The Badingers, The Mark Austin Band... played in bands that have been the opening act for Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Delirious, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith...composes music for radio jingles and other original projects...constantly working in his personal recording studio... got his start as a professional by playing standards with his Dad, Fred Badinger...teaches and does music clinics...has done studio work in Los Angeles...traveled around the world in a 150-city tour with Terry Talbot...received a music education at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas...
Upcoming Concerts, Performances & Events:
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Tahoe City, CA
Jan 4,5 Truckee, CA
Jan 6, 11 Northstar, CA
Jan 11 Genoa, NV
Feb 2, 8, 9, 14, 16, 23 Tahoe City, CA
Feb 15, 16 Truckee, CA
Feb 22 Squaw Valley, CA
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tahoe City, CA
Mar 10, 23 Diamond Peak, Incline Village, NV
April 6 Tahoe City, CA
April 27 Incline Village at Glasses Wine Bar
May 9 Reno, NV at Rue Bourbon
May 21,28 Reno, NV SAF
May 19,26 Reno, NV OLS
June 1 El Dorado Hills, CA
June 2,9,16,23, OLS Reno, NV
June 20, 25, 27 RHA Reno, NV
June 21 UTR Incline Beach, NV
June 22 Northstar, CA UTR
June 24 Ritz Carlton Northstar, CA
June 28, 29 Iron Bar Saloon, Yosemite, CA
July 7,14,21,28 Reno, NV OLS
July 5 UTR Jason's Kings Beach, CA
July 6 UTR Incline Village, NV
July 12 Incline Beach, MF
July 16 Ritz Carlton Northstar, CA
July 18, 25 RHA Reno
July 31 Ritz Carlton, Tahoe
Aug 2 Incline Village, NV UTR
Aug 8 ECCS Sparks, NV
Aug 10 UTR Incline Village
Aug 22 Carson City Jazz Fest UTR
Aug 20,27 RHA Reno, NV
Aug 24 Stateline, NV
Sept 1,8,15,22,29 OLS Reno, NV
Sept 7 Tunnel Creek Cafe, Incline MF
Sept 26 Ritz Carlton, Tahoe