"Detroit" Mike Hepner.
** Multi-Genre KEYBOARDIST**

"Detroit" Mike as he is known to his friends, after moving from the Midwest, was voted 2 years in a row to the "Fans Entertainers Hall of Fame" while based out of Las Vegas. Now living in the Keys in Florida he has many exciting plans for the area and will continue to be an artist at large for other artists and festivals around the country as well as touring the world!

One of his fellow keyboard friends recently stated, "It was a master class in groove in texture, in tension/release, and in overall musicianship. My only regret is that I spent about half of it just listening, because Detroit Mike Hepner was making my rig sing. Mr. Hepner, my friend, Las Vegas is gonna miss you dearly. You are a player, in the Michigan sense of the word - a no frills, no drama monster. Key West: the tsunami is coming, and its name is Mike. Be afraid. Be very afraid." BA

Mike has performed with award winning artists including The Beach Boys, Bobby Rush, The Tommy Castro Band, Tab Benoit, Mike Zito, Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, and Deanna Bogart just to name a few.

Says, Mike: "I want to thank the amazing musicians and bands in Las Vegas and the Midwest that I will always consider great friends, who have allowed me to be a part of their musical journeys both on the stages and in the studios!

"Detroit" Mike has always been considered one of the most in demand keyboardists whether traveling with other artists or where he lives both live and in the studios!

Multi-genre talent, from Blues to Jazz and Classic Rock to R&B, has allowed a unique versatility that Mike has always been known for. His amazing improvisational techniques always astound the best musicians as well as his audiences. Mike's outlook is, "Although blues is one of my favorite genres, I have always enjoyed playing just about anything, as long as the musicians are great listeners and passionate about their craft. When the musicians and the audience are having fun and become your friends (not fans), I'm happy!"

 

Blue Shores - Michael Hepner's Solo Blues CD

Purchase my solo CD Blue Shores.
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Solo CD Released!

After several years as the keyboardist/producer for the Elwood Splinters Blues Band Michael was asked by his fans to do a solo CD. "Blue Shores", a culmination of amazing improvisational songs showing just how much Mike loves everything from Boogie Woogie to Blues and from Jazz to New Age. Hear clips of the CD and many of the bands Mike has had the honor to play with by clicking here.

 

 

 

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Detroit Mike Artist at Large for Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas
Detroit Mike After playing with Grammy Award winner Bobby Rush
Detroit MikeGoofing off while playing on stage with Michael Leasure, drummer for Walter Trout
Detroit MikePlaying with one of my blues mentors, Leon Blue!
 


Detroit Mike After playing with Award winning Michael Zito!
Detroit Mike After playing with Grammy nominated Tab Benoit!
Detroit Mike Playing with BMA award winning Deanna Bogart
Detroit Mike After playing with Tommy Castro
 


Detroit Mike 4 Hand Boogie with Bob Seeley
Detroit Mike With the Elwood Splinters Blues Band
Detroit Mike With Bruce Katz, piano player for the Allman Brothers
Detroit Mike With Multi Award Winning Eden Brent
 

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