Mike Swope

Mike Swope

General Jackson Showboat, Michelle Murray

After playing music in the Army, I worked for Louise Mandrell for many years on the road, in her theater and appeared on national TV with artists like Linda Davis, Terri Clark, Chrystal Gayle, Janie Fricke and others. These experiences have made me the player I am today.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Playing the Grand Ole Opry was just an honor. So many great players have graced that stage and I was humbled to get the opportunity.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Driving the band every night makes me dig in and try to deliver energy and precision.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I'm totally in love in the black paint finish. Paint seems to feel so consistent night after night and the look just really turns me on.