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Mike Mogis

Mike Mogis
Background information
Birth name Michael Riley Mogis
Born (1974-05-16) May 16, 1974
North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Lap Steel
Pedal Steel
12-string Guitar
Years active 1996–present
Labels Saddle Creek Records
Associated acts Bright Eyes
Monsters of Folk
Lullaby for the Working Class

Mike Mogis (born May 16, 1974) is an American producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist who, along with his brother A.J. Mogis, founded Presto! Recording Studios (previously known as Dead Space Recording and, earlier, Whoopass Recording).

Mike has engineered, produced, and performed in many of the releases on the Saddle Creek label, including records by Bright Eyes, The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Cursive, The Good Life, Lullaby for the Working Class, Jenny Lewis, Tilly and the Wall and Elizabeth & The Catapult. He is also producing an album for Rachael Yamagata.

He has become a permanent member of Bright Eyes and was also a member of both Lullaby for the Working Class and We'd Rather Be Flying, generally playing guitar, although he also plays mandolin, banjo, pedal steel, glockenspiel, and hammered dulcimer among other instruments. He recently worked with Lightspeed Champion, aka Devonte Hynes, former member of Test Icicles, on his debut album Falling Off the Lavender Bridge. He is currently a member of the supergroup Monsters of Folk.

He has two young daughters, Stella and Riley.[1] Stella appears on the Bright Eyes album Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, with his wife Jessica.

In 2014, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, also of Bright Eyes, composed the soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.[2]


  • Album appearances 1
    • 1997 1.1
    • 1998 1.2
    • 1999 1.3
    • 2000 1.4
    • 2001 1.5
    • 2002 1.6
    • 2003 1.7
    • 2004 1.8
    • 2005 1.9
    • 2006 1.10
    • 2007 1.11
    • 2008 1.12
    • 2009 1.13
    • 2010 1.14
    • 2011 1.15
    • 2012 1.16
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Album appearances

see also albums by Bright Eyes.











Mike Mogis playing the pedal steel








  1. ^ "Omaha’s music man: Mogis balances performing, producing, family". 
  2. ^ IMDB (July 11, 2014). "'"The Fault in Our Stars Full Cast and Crew.  

External links

  • Saddle Creek Records
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