Mike Lenz

Mike Lenz: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica

Mike Lenz is based in Akron, Ohio and performs on guitar, vocals, harmonica, and amplified stompbox. He is influenced by everything from Delta and Piedmont blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Blind Blake and Blind Boy Fuller to the Memphis blues, jug band stomps and rags of the 20’s and 30’s to classic 50’s and 60’s electric Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin’ Wolf, to the juke joint boogies of Hound Dog Taylor and North Mississippi blues, as well as a bit of the raw rock he was raised on.

His live show includes his originals, lots of blues, bit of classic 20’s-40’s country, and taste of just about every genre of underproduced, unpretentious American music. 
Mike has been with The Highway 61 Band for (8) years and also fronts The Mike Lenz Band, a Blues Power Trio, works as a duo with great vocalist Peggy Coyle, and is booked almost every night of the week performing his Solo gigs.