Mike lives and works in one of our country’s richest musical areas,
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains,
where he is the founder and director of Floyd Music School,
located in the old Pix Theater building where Bill and
Charlie Monroe performed and Kenny Baker signed
to the record label, County Records.
Mike is fortunate to perform, record, and teach alongside some
of the country’s very best players and educators.
Mike’s “Dead Center” album debuted in May 2017 at #1 spot on the
Airplay Direct downloads chart and continues to chart in top 40.
Mike’s current album, “Small Town” is in production
and will be released in the spring, 2018.
Produced by Mark Schatz, it features Mike on fiddle and vocals, Mark Schatz
on bass, Jarrod Walker (of Claire Lynch Band on mandolin and guitar),
and both Sammy Shelor and Tommy Morse on banjo.
Claire Lynch makes a guest vocal appearance on
Mike’s original tune, “Jenny Lynne”
Mike is at home on the Bluegrass/Americana stage
and the singer/songwriter venues.
His critically acclaimed recordings and performances
have earned him a respected name within the regional industry
and a fan base of discriminating listeners
throughout the U.S and Canada.
“The Mike Mitchell Trio won over the Lucketts Bluegrass crowd
with their fresh take on traditional American music.
Whether performing original tunes, bluegrass classics, or fiddle tunes,
they did so with joy and skilled musicianship.”
–Karen Capell, Lucketts Bluegrass
“Mike ….. is unbelievably talented! Reliable and professional, through the booking process and all the way throughout the event. You guys really are top notch!”
–Jason Gallimore, Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
“Mike Mitchell brings a unique offering to FloydFest in our Children’s Universe, allowing kids of all ages to explore their musical talents through improvisation and collaboration to make music from scratch. Mike & Jen Mitchell have brought the Magical Musical Tour to FloydFest for the past three years, and we can’t imagine the children’s area without their involvement.”
–Kellee Barbour, CPO, FloydFest
“Have to say, Mike’s workshop was perfect for my studio–
I’ve been spreading the word and will continue to do so!
We need ‘folk’ music so very much in our teaching and our lives.”
-Carol Stone, ASTACAP Director
“Mitchell’s command of the instrument is evident
and his tone is righteous.
Mitchell is a smooth and talented fiddler…
he sings smoothly in a contemporary style
and his fiddling is just right.”
– Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“Mike Mitchell is another one of those multi-talented, self-produced artists who’s a pure joy to uncover…”
– Bluegrass Now Magazine