Mike Cramer is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. Whether playing bluegrass, jazz, blues, or swing, he brings an infectious energy to the stage. Ranging from soulful to fiery hot, his lead work has impressed audiences throughout the Midwest. An award winning flatpicker, he has won the 2012 Minnesota State Flatpick Guitar Contest along with the Upper Midwest Flatpick Championship in 2014 and 2015. Mike has written seven mandolin books for Hal Leonard and his inventive flatpicking guitar arrangements have been featured in Flatpick Guitar Magazine and Premier Guitar Magazine. Mike is active in the upper Midwest roots and bluegrass scene as a member of the Barley Jacks and The Good Intentions.