Los Angeles native Mike Stocksdale embodies all aspects of true musicianship, with a technical education in guitar from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA, and a past rich with classic influences. Stocksdale got his start playing lead guitar and writing songs for Three Minute Mile, a band he formed while studying psychology at Indiana University. When the group disbanded, Stocksdale began honing his songwriting and vocal skills, and found new direction as a solo artist. His latest release, Ashland, is a poignant, conversational collection of songs melding together the best parts of folk, rock, blues, and country. Stocksdale currently teaches music in Culver City, CA, and plans to tour California this summer.