• "Part of the fun of going to New Zealand for me is getting to hear Mike Garner.  He's one of my favorites"

    Doug MacLeod 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year
  • "Mike Garner is a fascinating artist that you absolutely must discover."

    BluesylucRootstime - Belgium 
  • "I enjoyed these performances – you have an attractive singing voice"

    Bruce Iglauer Alligator Records, USA 
  • "The songs are thoughtfully varied and coloured with different styles throughout the album; from raw acoustic blues to balmy Latin-tinged blues, to hard-living, down-and-out electric blues."

    Graeme Scott Blues Matters, UK 
  • "An album of strong and thoughtful tunes played with a delicate touch and I'd recommend it to any fans of the recent Clapton and Cale collaboration.”

    Nick Bollinger The Sampler, Radio NZ

show formats


solo acoustic blues

originals, blues; featuring slide guitars, acoustic guitars, harmonica

with Robbie Laven, fiddle, Stroh violin, mandolin, lap steel, washboard, harmonica

pre-war blues, ragtime, burlesque, jug band, Americana, originals

The Mike Garner Band

4, 5 or 6 piece electric blues band

with Neil Billington, harmonicas, chromatic harp

Chicago blues, pre-war blues, originals

with percussionist Warren Houston

pre-war and postwar blues; originals - featuring djembe, cajon, washboard, and a variety of associated percussion instruments

with Ragtime washboard Kings

pre-war blues, ragtime, burlesque, jug band, Americana, originals