Mike Bagwell

Mike Bagwell Photo by Curtis Hanvey

Steel Guitar/Vocals

It's hard to find anyone who doesn't appreciate the talent of Mike Bagwell when he plays a pedal steel. Mike started playing pedal steel (a very difficult instrument to play in the first place, in that it requires the use of both your feet, both your hands, and your knees moving in harmony) at a very early age when he started playing on his father's pedal steel. His father had played shows with many famous musicians, including Ronny Milsap. By the time he was a teenager, Mike was playing in honky tonks and bars in upstate South Carolina and in the mountains of North Carolina. A tireless performer, Mike has performed on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, and he has played with such acts as Aaron Tippen, Kevn Kinney, and Randy Travis in his days. He has also recorded on hundreds of gospel, country, rock, and even punk tracks over the years. When he is not enjoying his time with his family, Mike divides his time between his musical endeavors, remodeling vintage amplifiers, and enjoying the view from the home he built on Paris Mountain in Greenville.