The new album, from the Turnberry Record label. Mike pours his heart and soul into this project, engineered by and co-produced with Amanda Cook at Mountain Fever; mixed by the great Harold Thompson, owner of Blackwater recording Studio; and mastered by Mike Monseur, of Nashville. The album features Jason Moore on bass, Tray Wellington on banjo, Joey Mosley on guitar, Jake Mosley on mandolin, Jesse Smathers singing tenor, and Jesse Brock singing baritone. With ten original tunes and two fantastic cover songs (Love of the Mountains and Summer Wages), “Fathers and Sons” highlights the talent of today’s songwriting with a nod to the traditional heroes and legends of days gone by.
Produced in 2018 by Mark Schatz, features Mike on fiddle, rhythm guitar, and vocals, Mark on bass, Sammy Shelor (banjo) and Jesse Smathers (tenor harmony), The Mike Mitchell Trio’s Tommy Morse on banjo – Claire Lynch on Mike’s original tune, “Jenny Lynne.“ Recorded at Blackwater Recording by Harold Thompson. Mastered at Bias Media.
Debuted #2 on the Bluegrass Billboard Chart
Produced and banjo-ed by Sammy Shelor, Wyatt Rice on guitar, Jacob Eller on bass, and Jeff Midkiff on mandolin. The CD also features Buddy Pendleton. Recorded at Mountain Fever Studios and mixed/mastered at Blackwater Recording.
#1 on Airplay Direct — May 2017
From Mountain Fever Studio in Floyd, VA, 2008, produced by Mike Mitchell. After years of touring with rock bands, a brain tumor took away his ability to play, but Mike took it as an opportunity to relearn his beloved instrument, this time as a fiddle player. Featuring many of Virginia's finest musicians, including Sammy Shelor of the Lonesome River Band, Thirteen Hours is a fine blend of original songs, fiddle tunes, and old country standards.