Original and traditional flatpicking guitar, folk, classic rock, jazz.
A Winfield, Kansas, National Flatpicking Championship trophy winner, taking third place honors in 1995, his
column Mastering the Fingerboard was featured along with the recording of the column on CD in nearly every
issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
He has played mountain bars, concert halls, and folk festivals around the United States.
Now performing with multiple combinations as a solo, in the Mike and Bertye Maddux duo,
with his bluegrass progressive psychojamgrass act the Headliners, and featuring his bebop jazz quartet the MMJQ.
Previous acts include Heartland, Full Moon Rising, the Bertye Maddux Band, and the Colorado Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band.
Credits include concert performances with Gary Cook, Steve Kaufman, Pete Wernick, and the current band personnel including
with the Headliners Bertye Maddux on bass, old time fiddle national champion Jimmy Christian on fiddle,
and with the MMJQ on sax Sam Milazzo, bass John Bryne, Frank Sanchez, or Mike Vunovich, and percussion Bobby McGuffin, Scott Barbier, and John Zurek share the duty.