Mike Shade

DC-based Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Funk, and more!

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about mike

A musician since the age of 10, Mike has experience with most styles of music you can name. By 17, he was playing guitar in a touring jazz group and winning awards as a soloist. Now, he specializes in rock, funk, jazz, and bluegrass on his main instrument -- but, has also been known to add bass or dobro when the occasion calls for it.

If you are looking for someone who can mesh with your musical vision, Mike knows exactly how to play towards your goal. He strives to serve the piece being performed, sit in the groove, and has an ear for adding just what is needed.

If you're looking for someone to fill your space with music that fits your audience, Mike can also bring the right vibe to your event!

You can catch Mike playing in and around DC with Pictrola, the Shade Ungar Project, the Downhome Duo, the David Thong Trio or Duo, the Four-Five-Six Jazzgrass trio, and often sitting in with others!

Mike also works with technology as a trusted subject matter expert -- find more about that on his resume here or on his blog.

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