Mike Reing has been active in the Pittsburgh folk music scene for over forty years. He was the old time banjo teacher for the legendary Music Emporium when it was located in Pittsburgh and has taught old time fiddle and banjo and several styles of guitar for Calliope. Mike plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, fiddle and sings. He was a founding member of the Deer Creek String Band and has been singing and playing guitar with the Lackawanna Longnecks for over thirty-five years. He also currently plays fiddle for the AlleMonOh String Band.