Michael Kang (musician)

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This article is about the musician. For the director, see Michael Kang (director).
Michael Kang
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Michael Kang performing in Vail, Colorado
Background information
Born (1971-05-13) 13 May 1971 (age 44)
South Korea
Genres Jam band, Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Mandolin, violin, guitar
Labels Columbia
Associated acts The String Cheese Incident

Michael Kang, born in South Korea on May 13, 1971, is a multi-instrumentalist for the jam band The String Cheese Incident (often abbreviated to SCI).[1]

The mandolin is his primary instrument, although he plays violin on several songs, and electric mandolin on many others. He provides both a melodic and rhythmic sound. Kang has lived in South Korea, Indonesia, England, Germany, New York, San Francisco Bay Area (California), United Arab Emirates, Alaska, and Colorado. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley a former emergency medical technician, and a former ski patrolman in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Side Projects[edit]

In addition to his role in SCI, Kang has participated in several side projects, among these was the 2000 album Head West by the collaboration called Comotion. Musicians joining Kang in the studio included Jeff Sipe and Tye North of Leftover Salmon, progressive bluegrass musicians Paul McCandless, Darol Anger, and Mike Marshall, and drummer Aaron Johnson. He is also found playing with the band Panjea and with Chris Berry. In June 2013, Kang recorded on Boulder based indie rock band Summa (band)'s debut EP.[2]

Michael is also a member of Algae Systems LLC. Team and works to produce Algae Biofuel From wastewater in Daphne, AL. http://www.algaesystems.com


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: The String Cheese Incident". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Microlove EP". Jakeoneal.tumblr.com. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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