Short Bio

Shouse was born Michael Stephen Shouse on September 27th, 1970 in Jackson, KY. He was born a twin to brother Charles, who works in video production. After highschool he graduated with a bachelors degree in Secondary Art Education from Morehead State University.

In 1992 he moved to LA and attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood. He returned to Kentucky where he has taught art for the last 18 years. He received his master’s degree in Nude Figure drawing from the University of Kentucky and Morehead State. He has written articles and lessons on on-line sites such as and and has been featured in magazines like Progression, Fireworks, and The Sound guitar magazines.

Mike teaches guitar at the Music Institute of Lexington, KY, and writes a monthly article in the Music Entertainment Magazine.
He released “Enter the Soul” in 2001 and “Man” was on a compilation cd “International Anthems: Volume 1” in 2002. “Alone on the Sun” was released in Jun 2010 and has gotten rave reviews worldwide. The title track “Alone on the sun” has been featured on the compilation cd “Gods of Indie Guitar 2011”. Shouse was chosen “Best overall” from over 1000 submissions from all over the world.

Announcing that I’ll start recording a new CD in a couple of weeks. I’ve got great musicians on board. On drums, the best of the best, from NY, Charlie Zeleny( Drumageddon and Terry Bozzio). On bass, from Los Angeles, James Amelio Pulli ( Chris Impellitteri). Female vocalist from Barcelona Spain, LeeLoo. Finally, the best mix and master guy in the business, from Nashville, Billy Decker. Hopefully, I’ll have it out by the end of 2021 and videos.

Shouse Is

Michael Stephen Shouse – All Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Vocals

Additional Vocals:
Gene Booth 

Drums & Percussion
Dwight Dunlap, Greg Strouse, Joey Sanchez, Charlie Zeleny, Diego Meraviglia 

Jason Poff, Trip Wamsley, Sean Taylor, Scott Hubbell, Alun Vaughan, Kyle Honea, Byron Santo, Josh Kerr and Travis Nichols


New Album (2021) TBA
Alone On The Sun (2010) CD & Digital
Enter The Soul (2001) CD & Digital


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