Mike Crutcher

Session Guitarist/Vocalist

Mike Crutcher on SoundBetter

Music is a lifelong goal. I continue to study styles, techniques, theory, as well as teach on a regular basis. It's all about the groove...

I play for the song, with particular attention to groove, rhythm guitar, and soulful, melodic lead guitar. Texture and sound to fit the music, I write charts for all instrumentation, can arrange background vocals, sing simple pop to jazz harmonies.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Mike Crutcher

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Soul lead vocals, background vocal harmonies, melodic lead guitar, funky rhythm guitar, textural chordal accompaniment.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton, Gil Evans, Jimi Hendrix, Cornell Dupree

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Line 6 digital modeling guitars for various electric/acoustic guitars, banjo, sitar. Line 6 digital models of Fender amps, boutique amps, boutique effects pedal sounds.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Track rhythm guitars with drums and rhythm section, comp solos and vocals after. If vocals need to be charted usually charts can be done after the lead vocal has been laid down.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Rhythmic accuracy for the groove, guitar and vocal parts that fit along with the focus of the song. Added textural parts.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Lead guitar to fit the song.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Funk/R&B/Soul/Blues

Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Line 6 Variax
  • Line 6 XTLive
  • Epiphone Dot
More Photos