Mike Munson

Having established himself as an adept slide guitar player, Mike Munson is steeped in the country blues tradition. His original works weave together dark lyrics, impossibly fast-paced finger-picking, and grinding rhythms. His sound marks the similarities and highlights the distance between Fred McDowell, Leo Kottke, and Chuck Berry.

The Midwest is home but the Mississippi Delta has been his training ground. With his fourth release, Rose Hill (2018), Munson traced the blues tradition to its birthplace, recording at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi on the Blue Front Record label. Studying under and performing alongside the Grammy nominee Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has informed Munson’s style and refined his craft. Blues is the backbone of Munson’s songwriting as it is the origin story of all American music.

Munson has built a body of work that blends his Midwestern home with his Mississippi travels. His music is a master class in creative composition and performance, often heavy, yet lyrically compelling and altogether danceable. He never loses sight of his art form or the music’s roots while seeking a sound that is distinctively his own. Munson released his sixth full-length album, Let Some Light In, in 2021.

Past Shows


Jan
19
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
19
th
2023
Turf Club

Joe Hysell & The Ramblin' Mercenaries

"Still Gonna Try" Single Release
with Luke Warm & the Cool Hands and Mike Munson
Mar
24
th
2017
Turf Club

More Shows

Oct
12
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Brad Williams

Nov
10
th
First Avenue

The Dip

with Jordan Mackampa
Jul
18
th
First Avenue

49 Winchester

with Zandi Holup
Jul
9
th
7th St Entry

The Body and Dis Fig

with Cel Genesis