"He is the Blues Professor"”

— John Lee Hooker

TRIPLE-THREAT ARTIST, Bluesman-Painter-Filmmaker, Mike Henderson may very well steal the whole show.”

— Tom Mazzolini, producer, San Francisco Blues Festival

When I was 25 my father told me that one of the things I would enjoy most about being a musician would be the companionship with other musicians. He was right. Thanks to Mike Henderson and his great blues band for another fun session!”

Garth Webber, Red Rooster Studio

Mike Henderson Band

Mike Henderson 

Born in Marshall, Missouri 1943, moved to San Francisco, California in 1965.   

Mike Henderson Blues Band has performed all the major music venues in the Bay Area and opened shows for and performed with many great blues artists such as  

Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley , Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Elvin Bishop, Esther Phelps, Freddy King, James Cotton, Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Shines, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Katie Webster, Lightnin Hopkins, Luther Tucker, Magic Sam, Mike Bloomfield, Taj Mahal, Willie Dixon and many more.                                   

Three appearances at the Sacramento Blues Festival.  

Two appearances Festival of the Arts at the Lake,Oakland. 

Three appearances at the San Francisco Blues Festival.  

Performed at Monterey Jazz Festival with Albert Collins and Sunnyland Slim.  

Bob James Jazz Festival Marshall Missouri. 

History of the blues according to Mike Henderson, performed at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Sacramento Museum Fine Arts. Tours Switzerland 12 times, Germany 2 times, Austria 2 times, Finland 1 time, Italy 3  times. 

"He is the Blues professor" John Lee Hooker 

TRIPLE-THREAT ARTIST, Bluesman-Painter-Filmmaker, Mike Henderson may very well steal the whole show''. Tom Mazzolini, producer, San Francisco Blues Festival 

Henderson plays "guitar like a slumming angel and can rip with the best of them" San Francisco Bay Guardian 

"One of California's most precious natural resource" Harry Duncan 



Blues Club Row- E.J Record  

Homesick Oakland Blues - Pathway CDs                        

Only time will tell - Pathway CDs 2001   

Trouble Aint No Stranger-  Pathways CDs  

Pathways CDs is Mike Henderson's  independent label

Press Photos

Sample Track

Mike Henderson Profile Interview - Part 1

Mike Henderson Interview - Part 2