Mikial Robertson has shared concert billing with national artists including: Huey Lewis and the News, Greensky Bluegrass, Afroman, Zach Deputy, Seven Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead) Kyle Hollingsworth Band (member of String Cheese Incident), Eoto, Terrapin Flyer, Cornmeal, That 1 Guy, Roots of Creation, Ali Baba’s Tahini(Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee), Papadosio, Pnuma Trio, Chicago Farmer, The Why Store and many more talented musicians.
He was an original member of John Paul’s Cybertribe with Steve Hunt(Alan Holdsworth band) on keys and Dave Buda( Boston Pops Symphony) on bass and Steve Michaud (Mahavishnu Tribute tour) on drums. He also accompanied Josh Logan( NBC”The Voice”) four years and played bass on his first CD “Nobody’s business”
A native of Indiana, Robertson received his first guitar at the age of three, and was performing by the age of seven. Dedicating his life to the study and performance of music. Learning from some of the jazz greats including Jerry Bourgonzi and John Paul Richter! Mikial Robertson released his first solo CD in 2005. “Simulator” is a self produced funk fusion guitar album. Always at the forefront of guitar innovation utilizing synthesizers and computers to control images with his guitar. He has been featured in many publications including Guitar Player magazine!
Wanting to get tack to the basics Mikial released his second CD “Fireside Philosopher” in 2012. Its an eclectic mix of witty lyrics, sophisticated acoustic guitar and driving hand percussion. This self produced solo album is available online at Itunes Amazon and CD Baby.
Currently Mikial is doing something new and different. He calls it “slaptappin jamlooping!” using technics he discovered while working on his acoustic album. His live shows currently feature him on-stage accompanied by percussion and vocals. He plays guitar like no one else, using funk bass and flamenco styles he creates backing loops in the moment, building and improvising as he goes, pulling off amazing fusion tapestries, one might call it ADM(acoustic dance music) a unique performer with a world beat fusion sound and is inspiring audiences everywhere with his impassioned live performances.
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