Midnite Mike
Mohawk Valley Blues Society



The colorful career of Midnite Mike has led him to perform in Texas, California and Florida, and numerous times on Beale Street in Memphis. He gained exposure abroad with engagements in Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Canada, and Greenland. Mike appeared at Woodstock '99, and played with Joe Bonamassa (pictured here at a May 2012 concert at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse), Jerry Portnoy and Ritchie Blackmore. Mike mentored Joe Bonamassa when Joe was a teen, starting out his caareer.


Mike opened for BB King at the Rochester Lilac Festival and Stanley Theatre, Utica, and for Albert King at the Daisy Theatre in Memphis. He also has opened shows for James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, James Montgomery and "Luther Guitar Jr." Johnson.


The Roger - Highest award given to an Air Force musician, 1982

BB King Amateur Blues Talent Contest, Beale St., Memphis, TN 1988

SAMMY - Best Blues Guitarist, Syracuse, N.Y., 1998


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The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

"Mohawk Valley Blues Society, hereinafter also referred to as the society, shall operate as a not for profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, for the following purposes:

1) To bring the love of blues to our region by providing live entertainment to the Mohawk Valley area.

2) To offer blues artists another outlet in which to carry on the tradition and art of the blues.

3) To increase awareness of and educate people from all walks of life to have an appreciation for the blues."