Michael Jonas grew up in High Ridge, MO. You can find him picking the mandolin and guitar, or playing his fiddle around town, with the Wayward Mountaineers, Dugout Canoe, and others. His strong appreciation for fiddle tunes and the high lonesome sound is evident in his playing, singing, and songwriting. He has performed with a variety of bands in MO, IL, and CO over the past 26 years. He taught his first lesson at the Folk School 13 years ago. He is happy to be back teaching and looking forward to sharing what he has learned over the years.