Mike Witcher

Mike Witcher is a resonator guitarist who boasts a long list of credits both as a session player and as a sideman. A native Californian, Michael has performed with Laurie Lewis, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice, The Witcher Brothers, Missy Raines, Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Dolly Parton, Benmont Tench, Sean and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek), Jon Brion, Tyler Hilton and many others. Growing up in Los Angeles, Michael's playing reflects the diverse musical environment that has surrounded him. His playing offers a strong contemporary sensibility balanced with a deep respect for tradition. He can be heard on a wide range of recordings including such diverse artists as Dwight Yoakam, Fernando Ortega, Joan Osborn, and Todd Phillips. He has also recorded for Universal Studios Tours, CMH Records and The History Channel's "History's Mysteries." His playing was featured on the CBS Movie of the Week, "Papa's Angels." Michael has been teaching private lessons and workshops across the country for over ten years. His self-produced resonator guitar instructional book, "Resonator Guitar: Tunes, Techniques and Practice Skills", has gained world-wide acclaim from fellow slide players and students alike.