Mike Payne

Session Guitarist

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Mike has contributed his guitar talents to numerous Grammy winning/nominated albums. As a session guitarist, he has worked with Luke Bryan (Capital), Francesca Battistelli (Curb), Teddy Robb (Sony) and many others. In 2015 he worked with Lauren Daigle on her debut platinum (RIAA) selling album "How Can It Be."

In addition to working on a multitude of major label and independent releases, he has also worked in the world of TV including Grammy Awards telecast performance (featuring Maren Morris and Lucas Graham), Golden Globe Awards and the hit ABC TV show “Nashville.”

Mike works from his studio in Nashville, TN. “My ability to layer interesting sounds and parts to compliment the song is perhaps my greatest strength. I'd love the opportunity to collaborate with you on your upcoming project.” Genres Mike enjoys working on include pop, rock, modern country and indie. Expect world class performances and quick turn around times.

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Credits

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  • The Shires
  • The Taylors
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Phillips, Craig & Dean
  • 7eventh Time Down
  • Selah
  • The Erwins
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Nashville Cast
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  • I AM THEY
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  • Mandisa
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  • Jonathan Cain
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  • High Valley
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Meredith Andrews
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  • Greenleaf Cast
  • Jody McBrayer
  • Ginny Owens
  • The Shires
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  • Robert Hunter
  • Passion
  • Group 1 Crew
  • Charles Billingsley
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  • High Valley
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  • Doug Anderson
  • Christy Nockels
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Interview with Mike Payne

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

  2. A: I bring creative sounds and good instincts for choosing the right parts for the song.

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

  4. A: I start with getting as many details as possible from the client for their vision of the song. I like to have a reference or two to get in the right headspace. Then I move to session prep and create a lead chart. I then listen to the song and make notes and begin recording.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work in an inspiring mid-century space with vaulted ceilings. I try to keep things as organized as possible for efficient work flow. Gear wise I am currently using Pro Tools, Apogee conversion, UA,Burl, Chandler pre's and EQ,and an assortment of microphones.

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

  8. A: Too many to list. lol! Daniel Lanois, Keith Richards, Jeff Lynn, Post Malone,

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

  10. A: Guitar(Electric,Acoustic) overdubs from my studio in Nashville TN.

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Gear Highlights
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  • Apogee Converters
  • Burl
  • API
  • UA
  • Chandler
  • Royer
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