MIke started playing guitar in 1963 inspired by his first guitar hero, Dick Dale, “King of the surf guitar.” He moved to Washington DC in 1973 to experience Roy Buchanan and was soon
became friends with guitar genius, Danny Gatton.
He toured and performed on Hee Haw with big Al Downing in the mid 70s and in 1989 joined
Stanley Dural Jr, Buckwheat Zydeco & The IIs Sont Partis Band. In 2010 their CD “Lay
Your Burden Down“ was awarded a Grammy for Best Roots and Zydeco Group.
He toured nationally and internationally until his death in 2016 the toured with Crown Prince of Zydeco, CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band. He retired from the road in 2022.
Born and raised in the Midwes Dudley began playing bass at age 13. He discovered Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and became smitten with Blues and Rock guitarists like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter and the Allman Brothers Band.
He was an original member of The Rockin' Hollywoods, a Minneapolis Show Band that has thrilled Midwest audiences from the early 1970's to the present opening for famous acts- 3 Dog Night, The Guess Who, Tommy James & The Shondells, Johnny Rivers, Wolfman Jack and many more. Dudley was inducted with The Rockin' Hollywoods to the Minnesota Rock & Country Hall Of Fame in 2008.
He built his first guitar at the age of 16. He built and repaired guitars starting at Knut Koupee' Music Store in Minneapolis, then Valley Arts Guitars in Studio City, California serving the LA music scene and then in the Ernie Ball Company designing the Music Man line of instruments from 1984-2020.
I grew up in a musically inclined family, got my first paying gig playing third chair trumpet in an orchestra pit band at the tender age of 13. I grew up in SLO county, and played all over the Central Coast and Valley area in the sixties and seventies, then left the area to travel the world for fun and profit. I finally made my way back here in 2008, and reintroduced myself to the local music scene. I’ve played with almost every musician in the county, and am extremely happy and proud to be a part of the newest incarnation of the Mojo Combo! This is the best band of talented musicians I’ve ever been with. We are good friends having a good time entertaining our friends, and it shows….come see for yourself!
Tracy Morgan has been dedicated to drumming for decades in the styles of Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Country and many in between. Tracy’s latest direction of study has been on Cajon with an emphasis on African, Cuban and Arabic rhythms. He has performed at various venues including L.A. 's The Mint to Portland Oregon’s Providence Park. He continues to teach & play live music featuring his Cajon and percussive achievements as well as kit drumming.