Mike Maddux Guitarist live at Ricos
Mike Maddux Guitarist

Flatpicking and Jazz Guitar Master

Mike Maddux Guitarist
Mike Maddux Guitarist

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.

The Duo - Mike and Bertye Maddux

Mike Maddux on guitar and vocals

With the duo Mike and Bertye play songs from flatpicking sources like Norman Blake, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, along with original and traditional fiddle tunes, bluegrass, classic country, classic rock, and more!

Mike Maddux guitarist

Bertye Maddux on bass and vocals.

One of the top musicians in bluegrass, country, classic rock and more. Bertye provides the solid foundation for the show on bass and harmony vocals.

Bertye Maddux on bass

The Duo Videos

Mike and Bertye - Live at Front Range BBQ

Minor Swing - Live at Front Range BBQ

Live at Kinfolks

Georgia on my Mind - Live at Kinfolks

Mike and the HEADLINERS

Featured at festivals and concerts the Headliners play regularly as a trio.

Original and traditional music from roots in classic rock, bluegrass, jazz, and great instrumentals the Headliners can be heard every other last Friday of the month at Rico's Cafe in downtown Colorado Springs. Check the concert schedule below for recent updates to their performances!

Bertye Maddux on bass and vocals.

Bertye Maddux on bass

Music in the blood Bertye is a third generation old time and country musician. On bass she provides the solid foundation for the band.

Mike Maddux on Guitar and vocals

Mike Maddux on guitar

Recording artist, author, instructor, songwriter, guitarists and vocalist, Mike is a National Flatpicking Championship trophy winner, taking third place honors in 1995. His column Mastering the Fingerboard was featured along with the recording in nearly every issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Jim Christian on Fiddle and Vocals

Jimmy Christian on fiddle

Winning the National Old-Time Fiddle contest twice Jimmy brings a fantastic fiddle sound to the band.

Headliners Videos

Headliners - Sunday Morning Comin Down

Sunday Morning

Live at Meadow Grass

Edmund Fitzgerald

MMJQ

Mike Maddux Jazz Quartet - MMJQ

Mike began playing jazz at an early age on trumpet. This quartet features his guitar jazz chops along with saxophone, bass, and drums, for a traditional jazz ensemble that features songs from Charlie Parker (aka Bird), John Coletrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, original jazz and much more.

The MMJQ is featured at least once a month at Cucuru in Colorado Springs - put the last Saturday of the month on your calendar and check the concert schedule below for updates.

Mike Maddux Guitar /Vocals

Mike Maddux jazz guitar

Sam Milazzo saxophones

Mike and Sam

John Byrne on bass

John Byrne on bass

Bobby McGuffin percussion

Bobby McGuffin on percussion

MMJQ - Mike Maddux Jazz Quartet Videos

MMJQ - St. Thomas

Live at Cucuru with MMJQ

CONCERT DATES

Remember to put these dates on your calendar!


  • February Past Schedule
  • March Past Schedule
  • April Last concert in April! 1
Cucuru in Old Colorado City

Cucuru

Sat 27 Apr 2019 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The JAZZ Quartet - the MMJQ

Last Saturday jazz at Cucuru with MMJQ

2332 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

  • May 2
Mike Maddux jazz guitar

Cucuru

Sat 18 May 2019 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The JAZZ Quartet - the MMJQ

2332 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Rico's Cafe on Tejon

Ricos Cafe and Wine Bar

Friday 24 May 2019 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Our regular 4th Friday concert at Rico's

The Headliners in concert at Rico's cafe.

320 N. Tejon Colorado Springs

  • June 1
Mike Maddux jazz guitar

Cucuru

Sat 29 June 2019 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The JAZZ Quartet - the MMJQ - our regular "LAST SATURDAY" concert!

2332 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

  • July 2
Rico's Cafe on Tejon

Ricos Cafe and Wine Bar

Friday 26 July 2019 7:00 - 9:30 PM

The Headliners - Trio in concert at Rico's cafe.

320 N. Tejon Colorado Springs

Mike Maddux jazz guitar

Cucuru

Sat 27 July 2019 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The JAZZ Quartet - the MMJQ - our regular "LAST SATURDAY" concert!

2332 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

  • August Upcoming Schedule TBD
  • September Upcoming Schedule TBD
  • October 2

CONTACT

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Phone: +1 719-337-4727
Email: madflatpicker01@rmi.net