Mike Salow is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music and received a B.M. in Guitar Performance with a Music Business Minor (Cum Laude). He’s played with various acts, with genres ranging from jazz/fusion to hip-hop; metal to country.
Mike has toured throughout the Midwest over the years, most recently with rock quartet, Chester Bay. The band has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone and Relix, they’ve had national radio airplay, and have had their music placed in television and film. Additionally they’ve shared the stage with national acts like Candlebox, Los Lobos, Fitz and the Tantrums, Great White, and The Avett Brothers. Chester Bay has recorded and released two full length albums; “Get Free” and the most recent, “Changes with the Midwest Moon”.
Outside of McNally Smith, Mike teaches at several other schools throughout the greater Twin Cities area as well as having a number of private students. He also makes monthly video tutorials for InfiniteGuitar.com.
Mike has been featured on TruthInShredding.com, received an Outstanding Solo award at the Elmhurst Jazz festival with the Kirkwood Community College Big Band, and has also had success in online guitar competitions, placing 1st in one, and was a finalist in two others.