Greg Schochet and Mike Finders

Greg Schochet is a full-time performer, teacher and producer in Boulder, Colorado. Equally adept on guitar and mandolin, he is fluent in number of acoustic and electric styles, including bluegrass, swing, and country. A veteran of many touring and recording bands, his love of music and traveling has brought him to some of the most acclaimed venues in the country, including A Prairie Home Companion, Red Rocks, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia.

Born and raised in the suburbs of New York city, Greg’s musical youth was framed by his father’s record collection and FM radio of the 70s and 80s. Combined with a deep love for all things traditional, twangy and old-timey, Greg’s musical sensibilities are wide-ranging and versatile. He is an integral part of Colorado’s thriving roots music scene, and is a sought after instructor, session player, producer and collaborator.

Mike Finders has been playing the guitar since he was 7 years old and he’s the main songwriter in Finnders and Youngberg along with singing most of the lead vocals. Originally from Iowa, Mike is a two-time Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Winner at Merlefest. He won the bluegrass category in 2004 and the gospel category in 2005 and he has a very distinctive baritone voice along with playing a very fine acoustic guitar and the harmonica.

bluegrass • singer-songwriter • old-time • gospel