Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

Chicago IL , 60605

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About Mike Wheeler: Mike Wheeler has been playing the blues for over 28 years.He did his first blues gig with Muddy Waters sideman Lovey Lee in 1984.In the early 90's he played with bassist & vocalist Joan Baby.He then became a member of Cadillac Dave & The Chicago Redhots.He can be heard on their cd" Checking On My Baby".Mike also did a stint in the band Sam Cockrell & The Groove,playing on their cd entitled "I'm In The Business".He met and began performing with Nellie Tiger Travis in 1994.Next he began playing with Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted.He can be heard on their cd "Travelin Lite".In 1998 he joined Big James & The Chicago Playboys.He has played on five cd's with Big James including his latest "The Big Payback Live In Paris" on Blind Pig Records.He then met Peaches Staten and began playing with her band The Grooveshakers.He's on their cd "Live At Buddy Guy's Legends".Mike has performed with Koko Taylor,Buddy Guy,B.B. King,Shemekia Copeland,Jimmy Johnson,Son Seals,Willie Kent and a who's who of today's Chicago Blues!!Mike uses DR Strings.