San Francisco Bay Area native Mike Mullins has been a fixture on the West Coast acoustic music scene for over 40 years. Well-known for his guitar work with the Cache Valley Drifters (Bill Griffin and Wally Barnick), Mike is a highly-regarded instrumentalist and songwriter and has appeared on over 100 studio albums. In 2014 Mike released his first solo project, “Windows of Time,” a compendium of Americana styles showcasing a trove of original material over a 25-year span. In addition to acclaim as a solo and ensemble artist, Mike is widely regarded as a top-tier mandolinist, and spent multiple summers as an artist-in-residence at the Annual Mandolin Symposium hosted by David Grisman and Mike Marshall. He was also a featured performer at the 2019 and 2021 Far West Folk Alliance Conferences. Mike’s newest project, “8-String Sketches,” a tour-de-force collection of solo mandolin pieces, was released in June 2021 on David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis Records. 2022 will mark Mike’s fifth appearance at the Kate Wolf Festival.