Mike Mudd – Songwriter, Sojourner
"Between his highly-charged vocals and non-stop movement, there’s absolutely no way you’re going to sit or stand still. On top of that, he had some downright aggressive harmonica action going on that was inspiring." -Ian Kuo (The Status Kuo)
Mike Mudd collects and creates experiences, your humble guide through our beautifully twisted reality into tranquilizing and terrifying dreamworlds.
Sonically rich and explosive stage presence with complex fingerstyle guitar, driving rhythms, rack-harmonica, and percussion that brings to life fiction, fantasy and the frailty inherent in the human condition. Driven to confront destiny, life, loss and mortality in the far-flung corners of the world, Mike has filtered his breadth of experience into songs with a rare depth of emotion and understanding of the craft of songwriting.
Before becoming a citizen of the world, he called Portland, Oregon, USA his home. A life on the road has taken him to such unexpected places as performing in biker bars in Central America, Asian festival stages with audiences of over 50,000, and near death in the second most powerful storm in history.
His recent release The Wilderness, an epic musical fairy tale has been described as a “fantastical atmospheric beauty of an album.” “A true piece of art!”, “William Blake meets Pink Floyd and The Squirrel Nut Zippers”. This fairy tale is being developed into a multimedia musical experience.
"The complete entertainment package. We left feeling happy and uplifted"
-Audience member (Humph Hall-Sydney, AU)
"Mike is the consummate entertainer. Great songwriting teams with superb musicianship -impeccable timing, dynamics, and great showmanship. So much energy as well as quiet subtlety -Peter Lino (Home Made Jams-AU)
“His collaboration with local musicians demonstrates the power of cross-cultural exchanges on sparking creativity.”
- Courtney Donovan Smith -Compass Magazine
"…the new generational voice of the blues in Taiwan."
-DC Rapier, Blues Society on Taiwan (founder)