Mick Kilgos was born in Kankakee Illinois, at a time when bobby-sockers and duck tail hair do's were about to be the rage. Like many born in the early 50's, love of rock n' roll would be the heart beat of their existence. Mick did like many of his peers, packed up and hit the road with a dream in his heart of becoming the next Rock n' Roll sensation.
He moved to Nashville and joined on with a band named after the shared philosophy of the rest of the group, "Hope." He stayed several years and worked with many artists doing session and club work / including a stretch of roadwork with Otis Williams from the "Temptations". Also worked in the first incarnation of The TongueSnatcher Revue with Doug Rapier , Rich Denhart, Christie Bley and Woody Gable.
After years in Colorado & Northern California, Mick moved to Key West, Florida where he turned he found a new passion, "drumming up some gastronomical masterpieces" at the "Caribbean Deli", locally famous for it's Caribbean and New Orleans food. His passion for his music didn't end, as he continued to work throughout Florida and the southeast with:
- Bill Blue & the Nervous Guys
- Barry Cuda
- Rock Bottom & Flo Mingo
- Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
- Robert Hutto
- Ericson Holt
- Rockin' Jake Band from New Orleans
- The Outta Hand Band from Atlanta with Jody Worrell & the late Randy Lewis
- Johnny Rawls
- Mitch Woods
- Tracy Nelson from "Mother Earth"
- Garth Hudson from "The Band"
- Bill Wharton "The Sauce Boss".....several tours of France
Mick packed up his wife Kitty, and moved to the San Francisco's Bay Area in 2007, where his love of drumming, music, and food lives on. Over the past 3 years he was worked with:
- Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors
- Rusty Zinn
- Volker Strifler
- Jon Lawton's "Little Jonny & the Giants"
- Gary Smith
- Steve Freund
- Wendy DeWitt..."The Queen of Boogie Woogie"
- Sid Morris
- Johnny Cat Soubrand
- Ron Thompson
- Amy Lou's Blue's
- Alvin Draper Band
Mick still maintain a busy schedule of club dates and roadwork in the San Francisco area, working with many roots, blues, country and R&B artists. Welcome to the Diner Mick!
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