Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel is an Original, Powerful, Soulful group from Kokomo, Indiana, United States, formed in 1993. They Celebrate 25 Years of touring and recording in 2018 !
They performed a sold out show w BB KING on his final Indiana show, and recently with BUDDY GUY (for the 4th time!).
With 6 CD releases on Mojo Hut Records, 100’s of Thousands of touring miles, and several Thousands of performances under their belts….
Winner of the International Blues Challenge, Indianapolis, IN.
Mike signed with Fender Guitars (FMIC) as Fender Artist!
They perform top venues and high-profile festivals continuously in Chicago (House of Blues), Cleveland (House of Blues),Cincinnati (REDS Stadium), Austin and Dallas, TX, Louisville, Nashville and Memphis, TN, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, and all over their home state of Indiana (including the Indy 500, INDY JAZZ FESTs, and SUPER BOWL party!).
They have worked with musical giants such as, BB King, Tower of Power (2x), Robert Cray (3x), Buddy Guy(4x), Double Trouble (Mike fronted DT in Nashville, TN. 20th Anniversary SRV Memorial Concert), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Booker T. Jones, WC Clark, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Dick Dale, Walter Trout, Pine Top Perkins , Sam Lay, Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter, GE Smith (SNL), Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro, Carl Weathersby, Joe Bonamassa(2x), Lil Ed …
“Mike plays with that indefinable, yet very real thing called soul, that thing about being real that one always knows when it’s there”
–Review from Buddy Guy show. INdy . by George Fish
“I’ve heard bands with twice as many members that weren’t half as good as Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel!”
–Bob Burchfield of AroundIndy.com
“Mike’s so good I should’ve been carrying his sh*# !”
–Funny quote from Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble).
“We keep it simple, play from the heart, and reach out to those suffering and celebrating.”