Mike Shade


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

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about me


I've been playing music for more than 25 years. I started on piano, picked up drums, and then finally, my mom got me a guitar. Since then, that's almost all I do. I play solo and with all kinds of groups. Catch me sometime!

I also work with technology. Find more about that here or on my blog.

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

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