About

Hi. I’m Mike, a singer/songwriter with seven albums and an eighth on the way. You can get them here.

Mike HirstMy hope is to make the world a little brighter through music. The songs I write are typically about love, life, loss, and grace.

I also love to learn. Having skipped college, there’s a chip on my shoulder that keeps me up at night reading books, blogs, forums, and listening to podcasts. Whatever sticks gets applied and shared here on my blog.

How I Got Into Music

My dad taught me a few chords when I was 13, and I’ve been figuring out the rest ever since. After high school, I opted for life as a touring music artist over student debt slavery. Got it half right anyways.

After a few years on the road, I was burnt out and settled for mediocrity in corporate America. I eventually realized I’m a horrible employee and started working on my own business to free up more time for music again.

So here I am.

Accomplishments

  • Written a few thousand songs
  • Invented a few alternate tunings
  • Played approximately 150 shows
  • Largest show: ~3,000 people
  • Smallest show: for the owner of an empty internet cafe in NJ
  • Songs featured internationally on TV, radio, and on various websites/blogs

Non-Music Accomplishments

  • Started a five-figure business from scratch
  • Started a $100/mo niche website (thanks Pat)
  • Lost 50 pounds on the Slow Carb Diet
  • Had a Tim Ferriss tweet crash my website
  • Read 92 books (and counting)
  • Caught 67 bass in one summer

Anyways, I’d better get back to making music, learning, and living. If you have any questions or if there’s anything I can help you with, email me at mike@mikehirst.org

God Bless,
Mike