“Mitchell’s command of the instrument is evident
and his tone is righteous. Mitchell is
a talented fiddler…
he sings smoothly in a contemporary style
and his fiddling is just right.”
“Mike has assembled a fine team to complement
his considerable talents.”
“…what especially makes Small Town
a listener destination
is Mike Mitchell’s distinctive songwriting
on eight of the album’s 12 tracks.”
– Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“Mike Mitchell won over the Lucketts Bluegrass crowdwith 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
“I absolutely LOVE it. You know, there really haven’t been very many really good voices doing that kind
of folk stuff
in bluegrass for a long time…”
Delaware Valley Festival, WVUD, Newark, DE
Mike Mitchell is unbelievably talented! Reliable and professional, through the booking process and all the way throughout the event.
You guys really are top notch!”
Chantilly Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
“I was so glad that all the folks I talked to afterwards had the same experience as I did the first time I heard Mike. After I heard the first song I thought
“Wow, that’s a great song!”, then the next song “Wow, I like that better than the last one” and so on all night long.”
Colorado Bluegrass Society/Midwinter Bluegrass Festival
“The Mike Mitchell Band performance on
our ‘Live Drive at Five’ Radio Show
was the best we have had on our radio station, yet.”
General Manager WPAQ Radio 740 Mt. Airy, NC
“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 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.”
“Mike has assembled a fine team to complement his considerable talents.
Award-winning bass player and producer Mark Schatz is here in both capacities.
Tommy Morse shares banjo duties very well with Sammy Shelor. Jesse Smathers contributes
great tenor harmonies.
And the strong yet nimble mandolin picking of Jarrod Walker
is an especially good fit for Mitchell’s material..”
– Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
“Mike Mitchell played to a full house tonight at The Listening Room and he captivated
every single heart in the room.
What a musician! What a performer!
Tonight he played unplugged, returning to his folk and jam band roots and playing solo versions of old time and bluegrass favorites, as well
as brilliant originals and a few covers.
Mike’s wife, Jennifer,
often performs with him and sang harmony this evening on a lovely number. Mike alternated between guitar and fiddle/violin solos, and his strong sweet voice complemented both instruments.
~Mary Sue Scott,
The Listening Room
Mike has shared line-ups with LRB, Junior Sisk, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers,Larry Cordle, Breaking Grass, Malpass Brothers, Nothin’ Fancy,
Jeff Scroggins and CO, Balsam Range, Mile Twelve, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys,
Darrin and Brooke Aldridge
with John Cowan, Breaking Grass,
Honey Dewdrops, Edgar Loudermilk,
Colebrook Road, and more
The Mike Mitchell Band
540-267-4221 (Jenny Lynne)