Mike Miller has been playing guitar and banjo with singer/teacher Val Mindel for decades. In addition, he is a regular backup guitarist for Charlie Walden and Gerry Milnes, the leading living exponents of the traditional fiddle music of Missouri and West Virginia, respectively. His guitar backup styles include old-time, swing and Texas contest-style progressions. His playing draws heavily on closed chord positions that can be moved up and down the neck to play in any key without a capo.