Mike Robinson is a Brooklyn based guitarist, composer and singer. Although often referred to as a bluegrass musician, Mike comes from a very diverse background of jazz and various styles of the american music cannon. He i is currently a member of the Jeff Austin Band and co leader of progressive acoustic group, The Freewheel Trio.
Mike has rarely been without guitar in his hands since he was six years old. Raised on a thirty-five foot sailboat, he was surrounded by music as his family traveled throughout the Caribbean for nearly half a decade. the Robinsons then moved to Boulder, Colorado where the vibrant acoustic music scene opened his ears to a new world of mountain music. He was soon performing weekly in his father’s quintet, getting him further immersed into the professional musical world. At age eighteen, Mike moved to New York City to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he graduated with a BFA in Jazz Studies. The aggressive, urban nature of New York brought out the audacious side of Mike’s playing; the perfect foil to his calm transcendental musical roots. By combining these disparate influences, Mike has created his own uniquely personal sound.