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Mike Finnigan
Mike attended the University of Kansas on a basketball scholarship.
 
Finnigan has toured and sessioned for Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Sam Moore, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, Manhattan Transfer, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Peter Frampton, Cher, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tower of Power, Rod Stewart, David Coverdale, Tracy Chapman, Los Lonely Boys, and Bonnie Raitt. He recorded two solo records in the 1970s, one with Jerry Wood. He later collaborated with two other Columbia artists, Les Dudek and Jim Krueger, with whom he formed DFK (Dudek, Finnigan, and Krueger) in 1978. More recently, his work featured on the CD by The Finnigan Brothers, a collaboration with his younger brother Sean and founding member of Bread, Robb Royer. He is twice a winner of a Blues Music Award for his work with Taj Mahal as a member of the Phantom Blues Band.
 
In 2013 and 2014, Finnigan was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Pinetop Perkins Piano Player' category.
contact:
homepage: www.mikefinnigan.org
on tour Click on the logo to see Mike's tour dates.

 

Discography
The Dudek Finnigan Krueger Band
CBS 83523
released 1979
Les Dudek, guitar, vocals
Jim Krueger, guitar, vocals
Mike Finnigan, keyboard, vocals
James Newton Howard, keyboards
Max Groenthal, keyboard, vocals
Trey Thompson, bass
Bobbye Hall, congas
Bill Meeker, drums, percussion
Tribute To Jeff
Zebra Records ZD 44005-2
recorded April through August 1996 in various studios in USA
David Garfield, keyboards, synthesizer, organ, piano
Brandon Fields, soprano sax, alto sax
Michael Paulo, alto sax
Tom Scott, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Larry Klimas, tenor sax
Bob Sheppard, tenor sax
Steve Porcaro, horn, synthesizer
Walt Fowler, flugelhorn, trumpet
Jerry Hey, flugelhorn, trumpet
Denny Dias, guitar
Larry Carlton, guitar
David Williams, guitar
Paul Barrére, slide guitar
Jay Graydon, guitar
Fred Tackett, guitar
Paul Jackson jr, guitar
Steve Lukather, guitar
Steve Lukather, guitar
Eddie Van Halen, guitar
David T. Walker, guitar
Michael Landau, guitar, vocals
Mike Finnigan, organ
Benmont Tench, organ
Greg Mathieson, Hammond organ
David Paich, organ, piano
David Benoit, piano
Joe Sample, piano
Greg Phillinganes, piano
Michael Boddicker, synthesizer
James Newton Howard, clavinet
Emil Richards, vibes
Jimmy Haslip, bass
Nathan East, bass
Jimmy Johnson, bass
Neil Stubenhaus, bass
Abraham Laboriel sr, bass
John Pena, bass
Boz Scaggs, bass
Mike Porcaro, bass
Leland Sklar, bass
"Ready" Freddie Washington, bass
Will Lee, bass, vocals
Peter Erskine, drums
Gregg Bissonette, drums
John Ferraro, drums
Steve Ferrone, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Richie Hayward, drums
Ralph Humphrey, drums
Tris Imboden, drums
Steve Jordan, drums
Chris Porcaro, drums
Joe Porcaro, drums
Abe Laboriel jr, drums
Miles Porcaro, drums
Nico Porcaro, drums
Carlos Vega, drums
Dave Weckl, drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums
John Guerin, drums, tom-tom
Jim Keltner, drums, tambourine
Simon Phillips, drums, gong
Michito Sánchez , drums, percussion
Lenny Castro, chekere, congas, drums, percussion, tambourine
Vinnie Colaiuta, cymbals, drums
Luis Conte Bata, congas, percussion, tambourine
Chase Porcaro Duddy, tom-tom
Luis Enrique, congas, cowbell
Chris Trujillo, congas
Michael McDonald, vocals
Jeff Porcaro, voices
Jason Scheff, vocals
Heart Of A Woman
BMG 001005821802
recorded March 1999 in Los Angeles/USA
Etta James, vocals
Josh Sklair, acoustic guitar
Bobby Murray, acoustic guitar
Dave Matthews, piano
Sametto James, double bass
Mike Finnigan, Hammond B-3 organ
Donto James, drums
Peter Michael Escovedo, percussion
Jimmy Z, tenor sax
Red Holloway, tenor sax
Lee Thornburg, trumpet
Tom Poole, trumpet
Wrong Side Of The Blues
TUF Records TUF 005
recorded November/December 2010

Mike Finnigan, organ, piano
Johnny Lee Schell, guitar
Kim Wilson, harmonica
Can You Feel It
Artistry Music ART7043

Rick Braun, trumpet, keyboards
Brian Culbertson, keyboards
Phil Davis, keyboards
Philippe Saisse, keyboards
Dave Koz, tenor sax
Euge Groove, tenor sax
Brandon Fields, tenor sax, baritone sax
Richard Freemont, flute
Mike Finnigan, Hammond B-3 organ
Adam Hawley, guitar
Randy Jacobs, guitar
Nate Phillips, bass
Nathaniel Kearney jr, bass
Braylon Kacy, bass
Tony Moore, drums
Franklin Richardson, drums
Ramon Yslas, percussion
Elliott Yamin, vocals
Future's Past
Something-Music SM10042

Dave Mason, bass, guitar, vocals
Joe Bonamassa, guitar
Jonathan McEuen, guitar
John Sambataro, guitar
Warren Hill, sax
Bill Mason, keyboards, organ
Mike Finnigan, keyboards, organ
Dave Palmer, keyboards, organ
Renato Neto, bass, keyboards, organ
Tony Patler, bass, keyboards, organ
Bob Corritore, harmonica
George Hawkins, bass
Alex Drizos, bass
Gerald Johnson, bass
Bill Reynolds, bass
Carmine Rojas, bass
Alvino Bennett, drums
Tal Bergman, drums
Ken Eros, drums
The Devil You Know
Alligator Records ALCD 4958
recorded in Falls Church, VA; Hollywood, CA; San Rafael, CA; Northampton, MA; Kansas City, MO; Sausalito, CA; Studio City, CA/USA
Tommy Castro, guitar, vocals
Tab Benoit, guitar, vocals
Joe Bonamassa, guitar
Mark Karan, guitar
Mike Finnigan, organ
Jimmy Pugh, organ
Marcia Ball, piano, vocals
Mike Duke, piano, vocals
James Pace, keyboards, vocals
Bonnie Hayes, Wurlitzer piano
Magic Dick, harmonica
Randy McDonald, bass, vocals
Byron Cage, drums, vocals
Vicki Randle, percussion
Tasha Taylor, vocals
Samantha Fish, vocals
Bonafide
Jesilu Records 1016
recorded in Santa Clarita, CA/USA
Teresa James, piano
Ron Dziubla, sax
Sean Holt, sax
Terry Wilson, sax, guitar, organ, bass, percussion
Lee Thornburg, trumpet
Darrell Leonard, horn
Mark Pender, horn
Billy Watts, guitar
Mike Finnigan, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Lewis Stephens, organ, piano
Red Young, organ
Phil Parlapiano, piano
Tony Braunagel, drums
Jim Christie, drums
Jay Bellarose, drums, percussion
Herman Matthews, drums
Gregg Sutton, vocals
Jammin' Outside the Box
Creatchy Records CR-024

David Garfield, piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer
Brandon Fields, alto sax, baritone sax
David Sanborn, alto sax
John Klemmer, tenor sax
Larry Klimas, tenor sax
Eric Marienthal, tenor sax
Kirk Whalum, tenor sax
Larry Williams, tenor sax, synthesizer
Stephen "Doc" Kupka, baritone sax
Pete Christlieb, sax
Tom Scott, sax
Carlos Sosa, sax
Jim Stevens, sax
Nick Lane, trombone, bass trombone
Francisco Torres, trombone
Raúl Vallejo, trombone
Chuck Findley, trumpet
Paul Armstrong, trumpet
Wayne Bergeron, trumpet
Dan Fornero, trumpet
Walt Fowler, trumpet, flugelhorn
Gary Grant, trumpet
Rick Braun, flugelhorn
Greg Phillinganes, clarinet
Mike Campbell, guitar
Andy Bassford, guitar
George Benson, guitar
J.J. Blair, guitar
Cory Wong, guitar
Oz Noy, guitar
Ray Parker jr., guitar
Dean Parks, guitar
Paul Jackson jr., guitar
Randy Jacobs, guitar
Tony Pulizzi, guitar
James Harrah, guitar
Diego Figueiredo, guitar
Tony Maiden, guitar
Michael Landau, guitar
Steve Sykes, guitar
David Delhomme, organ
Mike Finnigan, organ, vocals
David Paich, organ
Ricky Peterson, organ
John Clayton, string conductor
Jimmy de Martini, violin
Tim Welvaars, harmonica
Jimmy Earl, bass
Jimmy Johnson, bass
Will Lee, bass
Marcus Miller, bass
Rickey Minor, bass
John Pena, bass
Freddie Washington, bass
Carlitos Del Puerto, bass
Jimmy Branly, drums
Vinnie Colaiuta, drums
Steve Ferrone, drums
Steve Jordan, drums
Ziggy Modeliste, drums
Gary Novak, drums
John Robinson, drums
Walfredo Reyes, drums, percussion, vocals
Lenny Castro, percussion
Kevin Richard, percussion
Chris Trujillo, percussion
Walfredo de los Reyes, guiro, timbales
Richie Gajate Garcia, cajon, percussion
Joey de Leon, congas
Richard Calhoun, vocals
Carmen Carter, vocals
Daniel de los Reyes, vocals
Lilliana De Los Reys, vocals
Kamar De Los Reyes, vocals
Lamont Dozier, vocals
Bruce Hamada, vocals
Kenya Hathaway, vocals
Shawn Atkins, vocals
Amy Keys, vocals
Oleta Adams, vocals
Amanda Maiden, voices
Michael McDonald, vocals
San Miguel Perez, vocals
Phil Perry, vocals
Smokey Robinson, vocals
Joseph Williams, vocals
Call It Home
Tubtone Records Tubtone 007
recorded in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA/USA
Yanos Lustig, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, clarinet
Jeff Ervin, tenor sax
Danny Armstrong, trombone
Andrae Murchison, trombone
Mike Rinta, trombone
Ross Eustis, trumpet
Lech Wierzynski, trumpet, guitar, piano, percussion, vocals
Wayne Van Lieu, French horn
Lorenzo Loera, guitar, keyboards, Hammond organ, piano, bass, vocals
Chris "Kid" Andersen, guitar, bass
Tony Owens, guitar
Mike Finnigan, Hammond organ
Charlie Hickox, piano
Anton Patzner, violin, viola
Graham Patzner, violin
Danielle Taylor, violin
Rachel Taylor, violin, viola, tambourine
Steve Height, bass
Doug Stuart, bass
Beaumont Bradbury, bass, drums, percussion
Ben Malament, drums, percussion
Nicky Otis, drums, percussion
Gary Kehoe, percussion
Scott Messersmith, bongos, congas
Bonnie Raitt, vocals

 
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