all started in 1969, when 11 year old Mike Kitka found his
mother's classical guitar in a closet, along with a Joan Baez songbook.
She received it as a Christmas gift and would never learn to play it.
He took it out of that closet, learned to play and quickly began
improvising and writing songs. A year later, the band Electric
Peace had their first gig at the Kensington Hilltop School
Carnival. In the late 80's Mike formed a band called No Heroes
with bassist Barnaby Hazen and drummer Chris Collins. After about a
year of rehearsals and some gigs, the band dissolved as it's members
went separate ways.
Mike's been doing his own thing for over 40 years. " I never learned
to read music, so I play by ear and memory." He did study with the late
Judy Davis, who left an idelible impression on him
and his voice.