Mike Michel is a Minnesota Music Academy award-winning modern guitarist, songwriter, music educator, music community organizer, arts program creator, and analog guitar pedal guru. Michel has lent his unique brand of guitar playing and organic sounds to many diverse national artists and is also known for fronting his groove guitar trio (Mike Michel & The Universal Co-op), his art rock power trio (The Bill Mike Band) and his music education outreach hub, The Rock & Roll Therapy Room. Mike has performed at many rock festivals, jam band festivals, experimental art houses and hip hop festivals throughout the counry, and is proud of his “genre-less”approach to gigging. Mike is committed to empowering the listener, developing community and helping the planet one music event at a time. His record is called On The Mend and will document his recovery from tinnitus and hyperacusis, which is a compromised tolerance to environmental sound. It is due in early 2017.