Mike Bailey is a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who grew up in
Athens, Georgia. Mike writes and sings alternative folk music with
influences of old blues, early folk and country.
Some of the earliest influences that shaped Mike’s music were Reverend
Gary Davis, Son House, Blind Willie McTell, Bob Dylan, and Woody
Growing up in the college town of Athens, Mike was exposed to a wide
variety of musicians playing in the area. He loved listening to old 78
recordings. He began playing live gigs around the Athens/Atlanta area in
the late 80’s early 90’s.
After nearly two decades of corporate interruption, Mike retired in 2017 and
returned to what he loves! Writing, playing, and singing music! He
continues to refine and improve his songwriting and guitar skills.
In 2019 Mike released his first album, Secret Heated Winter Gardens.
Currently working on his fifth album, after laying low during the pandemic, Mike is looking forward to playing live gigs once again!