Mike Munford has been touring with rising bluegrass star Frank Solivan and his band Dirty Kitchen since 2008. An extremely eclectic player, he is equally at home with Scruggs- and melodic-styles, all delivered at break-neck speed in a seemingly effortless improvisational flow. He is much in demand as a sideman, and among the artists Mike has worked with in that capacity are Tony Rice, Tony Trischka Lynn Morris, Larry Rice, Peter Rowan, Valerie Smith and Frank Wakefield. From 1976-2000, Mike served as vice president and general manager at a music store called Baltimore Bluegrass. During his years there he not only got to know several generations of amateur and professional pickers, but he learned so much about working with instruments that he is considered a set-up guru. He now makes his home in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania and – when not occupied with Dirty Kitchen – he tours extensively with various artists and bands in the mid-Atlantic region.