Mike lives and works in one of our country’s richest musical areas,
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
He is fortunate to perform, record, and teach alongside some
of the country’s very best players and educators.
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.
“Mitchell’s command of the instrument is evident and his tone is righteous”
– Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, March 2013
“Mike Mitchell is another one of those multi-talented, self-produced artists who’s a pure joy to uncover…”
– Bluegrass Now Magazine
“Mitchell is a smooth and talented fiddler and also sings smoothly in a contemporary style. His ‘Jerusalem Ridge’ is more ethereal than hard-edged, more laidback than ominous. ‘Music In Our Souls’ is about the life of a musician. ‘Eat My Dust’ is a more ethereal piece, and Mitchell’s fiddling is just right.”
– Bluegrass Unlimited, September 2008
-Western Conservatory Of Music, London Ontario,
-Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH
-Toured nationally with Mike Mitchell Band and The Recipe till 2002
-Encrypted Records and Flat5 recording artist till 2008
-Mountain Fever recording Artist till 2010
-Founder and director of Floyd Music School, 2005 to present.
-Honored at The White House by President Obama
for achievements in Heritage Music Instruction
-Listed as a ‘teacher of note’ within 27 counties in SWVA by
Virginia’s The Crooked Road organization
Guitar photo by Russ Young, 2016