Mike is also a prolific composer of grassroots and classical music, as well as environmental and progressive song. He performs regularly on mandolin and banjo with the award-winning “class-grass” band Graminy, and on guitar as a singer-songwriter.
Recent Book Releases
City of the Good: Nature, Religion, and the Ancient Search for What Is Right
Mike’s main current book projects are The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology, in two volumes, edited by Katharine Legun, Julie Keller, Michael M. Bell, and Michael S. Carolan, and a book on the sociology of community.
His current musical projects include a new outpouring of political songs and a fourth class-grass album with his band Graminy. He is also completing a large-scale choral work and several suites for classical piano.
The Madison Area Music Association has awarded my band Graminy its second Classical Album of the Year Award, for our 2015 release, Dance of the Plants. We won our first for our 2013 release, Germinations: A Bluegrass [...]
Well, Graminy's finally gone and done it! We finished our third album, Dance of the Plants. It's a collection of Graminy tunes more on the grassy side of class-grass. We're really pleased with how it [...]