Nominee – 1996 6th Annual LA Music Awards
Mike Hamilton & the Travelin’ Souls Beggars & Poets (1995)
Throughout the 1970s, Mike Hamilton toured as a solo act opening for Earl Scruggs, Papa John Creach, and Phoebe Snow, to name a few. In 1978 Mike moved to the Washington, DC area. He formed the band DESIRE which evolved into the band NO DOUBT CRYPTO, recorded the NO DOUBT CRYPTO album featuring his original music and founded the Joe Bag O’ Donuts (BMI) music publishing company. In the next decade he turned his talents to producing and engineering his own music and regional acts around the mid-Atlantic region. He was the chief engineer for Roar Productions Recording Studios in Columbia, Maryland, and founded his own production company, Big House Productions. Mike opened Mission Road Recording Studio in 2003 to record his original music and engineer and produce projects for independent and regional label releases.
As you will see, Mike often travels in unexpected directions, telling his stories with jazz, reggae, and rock-flavored tunes performed with traditional (and untraditional) bluegrass instruments. So come along, share in the story and enjoy the music.