Michael Kang – Photo of the Week
Michael Kang might not be a popular name to some, unless you’re a fan of the band String Cheese Incident. But, since we are fans of this band, we are highlighting one of its members for photo of the week! Michael Kang, who is the multi-instrumentalist for the jam band. Mostly he plays the mandolin as his primary instrument, he also plays the violin. As well as contributing as a singer and songwriter.
When he’s not performing with String Cheese, he’s in high demand as a sit-in artist for other bands such as Phil Lesh & Friends, SCI band mates Michael Travis and Jason Hann in their jamtronica project EOTO, Kyle Hollingsworth Band as well as Bob Weir. The sit-in below sees Kang and Kyle performing Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.”
Other Side Projects
The 2000 album Head West by the collaboration called Comotion. Musicians joining Kang in the studio included Jeff Sipe and Tye North of Leftover Salmon, progressive bluegrass musicians Paul McCandless, Darol Anger, and Mike Marshall, and drummer Aaron Johnson. He also plays with the band Panjea and with Chris Berry. Lastly, Michael is also a member of Algae Systems LLC, which works to produce algae biofuel from the wastewater in Daphne, AL.
So, this photo is from 2010 in Morrison, Colorado during a String Cheese performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater. In 2017, Kang has to stop touring with the band due to health reasons but he’s back on track. Still working on his own projects and String Cheese Incident.
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