Cap'n Mike's Music


I started singing and playing music before five years old. I have been in love with music from very early on. I grew up in Dinuba, California, the San Joaquin Valley in the 1960's. San Joaquin Valley Rock N Roll was fabulous in those years and had a distinctive sound that was very special. Original "Surf, R & B and Rockabilly" was played locally on KYNO Radio. Bands like, The Accents, with Dennis Highfield, Ken Carlton and Steve Biswell, The Brymers with Dickie Lee, The Road Runners with Randy Hall, Michael and The Jesters, with Huk Planas, Cecil Rhodes and Ronnie Schendel, and my own Band, R B Oliver Bridge, all made big hits and left an enormous musical legacy that is still alive and well today. I was part of that movement. Dick Clark was on American Bandstand. Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Ventures..........ALL that California Surf Music really got in my blood. Then The English Invasion with The Beatles, Dave Clark Five, The Stones was happening. A little later, Psychedelic Music from San Francisco moved my soul with bands like, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Quicksilver, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Ritchie Havens, Country Joe.......All that "Peace & Love" stuff really changed our consciousness of what was possible. When I heard, for the first time, "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and The Shondells, I had to pull my car over and just listen to that incredible song. Something beautiful was happening. Since those early years, I have been involved in music somewhere, somehow. I have a Super selection of incredible guitars, amazing amps and Drum Kits including a Rogers MWP 60's Drum Kit that is for sale. All my instruments are professionally set up and play great. I am selling my lifetime collection. The passion still burns deep. I use Reverb.com or the internet to sell. The folks at Reverb.com are extremely knowledgable, very helpful and I'm proud to be associated with them. I also schedule appointments for customers too. Thanks for "Tuning-In"! Having a great, easy playing instrument makes all the difference in the world. When you buy from me (and it's just me) you'll receive the finest instrument with the very best service you've ever had. I'll be adding some stuff you'll never see from anyone else. Currently, I have the largest selection of hand-made Two Rock Amps by Bill Krinard former two Rock owner and amp designer. These are considered to be the best amps in the world. A rolling stock of 50 amps, 100 guitars and several killer drum kits. I current keep about 20 items on Reverb. If you don't see it, you can also contact me: capnmike@sonic.net