Meet Mike Adkins
Mike Adkins, guitarist for Uncle Kracker, grew up in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Born in 1983, he began learning classical piano at the young age of 8 years old. Just a few years later, he moved on to the guitar, which would become his passion for the rest of his life.
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Prior to joining Uncle Kracker, Adkins had already shared the stage with musical greats, such as Eric Clapton, BB King and Jeff Beck by landing the opening performance spot at Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in 2007. He was raised on straight-up classic rock and blues, and that influence definitely shows in his playing. Adkins said, “My parents took me to my first concert at a very young age. I saw the (Rolling) Stones when I was six years old, and it changed my life.”
In 2009, Adkins was tapped by Top Dawg/Atlantic recording artist, Uncle Kracker, and has since played countless shows with the band, including tours with Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock and ZZ Top. He has also appeared on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show, Regis & Kelly Live, Fox & Friends, American Country Music Awards and the CBS Early Show.