Mike Thompson was born and raised on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. His travels have taken him literally around the world, but he always seems to follow his wandering feet back home. Mike says he loves the slow pace, friendly people, and the connection with nature that you get there. He certainly feels the pain of being an independent artist, but he relishes the freedom to create that comes with it.

While the debut album, Out of My Head, was written more in the style of great story-tellers, Mike took a different direction for his new release Needful Things. The music and lyrics were crafted to create emotional responses. This was a big change of approach. “At first I thought it would be very difficult, to mold arrangements and string lines together to build musical scenes. After a little realignment and a lot of discussions with collaborators, the music began to flow. I’m thrilled with the way it all comes together.”