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 raw rock. 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.
The Mike Lenz Band is a NE Ohio favorite and melds these early influences into a powerful electric show that features Jason Edwards on drums and Dennis Meyers on bass.
Mike also works as a duo with Peggy Coyle, tours with The David Mayfield Parade and occasionally plays with other NE Ohio bands and with The Mostly Blues Band.
Mike is available for private lessons on guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bass, uke, banjo and music theory.