Mike Onesko

Mike Onesko

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At the ripe old age of 17 Mike Onesko left his native Fairview Park Ohio for the greener pastures of San Francisco with just $60 and his guitar he hitchhiked his way across country till he
arrived in S.F. Upon arrival he formed a power trio called Sundog and started exploring his musical journey playing long jams and heavy sabbath type riffs. Next was Steelwind a five piece outfit with keyboards, That featured John Warmouth on drums They Headlined at Kezar Stadium just three years after Led Zeppelin played there! The Kwik and The Army were next and they opened for many acts such as Robin Trower, Montrose, Nazareth, Great White, Mitch Ryder, Clarence Clemons, Mike was discovered in the clubs of Marin County California by Shrapnel records President Mike Varney! They formed the Blindside Blues Band with Scott Johnson on guitar, and Jeff Martin on drums and Greg Chaisson on bass guitar. They put out three records with this lineup. The last Shrapnel lineup for the Blindside Blues Band was Mike Onesko, Mike Varney, Aysnley Dunbar, James Lomenzo. Mike produced and played on Cream of The Crop a tribute to Cream where he produced and performed with Pat Travers,Leslie West Tim Bogert,Rick Derrigner,Glenn Hughes,Neal Schon , and many more! Mike went on to Comet Records in Italy to record many great records such as Mike Onesko,s Guitar Army,Smokehouse Sessions,Live At The Torrita Blues Festival, Italy, and Voodoo Crossing and Gypsy Blood both hendrix tributes. Mike is currently with Grooveyard Records celebrating his 11 yr aniversary with the label.
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Mike Onesko Discography

Albums

Various Politician and 1 more… Various - Cream Of The Crop (A Tribute) (L.A. Blues Authority Volume V) (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Blues Bureau International US 1994 Sell This Version
Various Hey Joe Various - Voodoo Crossing: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (Album, Comp) Victor Japan 2003 Sell This Version

Compilations

HZ 023 Various Freedom Various - Gypsy Blood: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix Vol. 2(CD, Album, Comp) Horizons (3) HZ 023 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
HZ - 2005, HZ 2005 Various Little Red Rooster Various - South Of The Border (The Horizons Sampler 2005)(CD, Comp, Smplr) Horizons (3), Horizons (3) HZ - 2005, HZ 2005 Italy 2005 Sell This Version