Mike has been playing guitar since the age of 14 and cites some of his musical influences as Pete Townshend, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Rik Emmett. He has played all styles of music over his career including Classic Rock, Blues, Country and Bluegrass. His favorite musical experience prior to Stand Bac ad been a stint at Club 535 in New Orleans prior to Hurricane Katrina. Mike says of this experience "this was the culmination of my love of Blues Music, to play the Blues on Bourbon Street" Mikes different styles of playing and energy add just another dimension to Stand Bac

Mike Padden