This collection of original fingerstyle acoustic guitar tunes will leave you wanting more. Recorded direct to DAT with no overdubs, the CD is straight forward fun. Think Chet Atkins meets Jimi Hendrix. You heard right. Mike uses a myriad of alternate tunings and unorthodox techniques to express a wide range of emotions in these very melodic pieces. You'll catch yourself wondering 'How the hell did he do that! And just how many fingers does this guy have?' He's been referred to as a 'fingerpicker extraordinaire' and his music as 'a playful dance across the fingerboard.'
Mike started out playing solo for school ice cream socials, and moved on to the the garage band scene in jr. high and high school. Taking it a step farther, Mike earned a BA in guitar, and a masters in theory and composition. After school, Mike took a job playing a wide variety of instruments in the pit orchestra for a local dinner theater. He took a stab at touring, but after a couple of years found that smelling like diesel fuel wasn't exactly part of his dream.
Upon returning to his hometown of Moline, Il., Mike did the cover tune bar band thing. It didn't take long to decide that his heart was really in acoustic music, so he returned to composing and performing solo. He performs regularly in the Iowa/Illinois region where he has quite a loyal following. Years of customizing and hot-rodding his own equipment eventually led to the opening of his own business, Wallace Music, where he can be found repairing and restoring string instruments.