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Exclusive Interview: Mike Dawes Takes On "The Impossible"

Mike Dawes first came across our stream of consciousness when we find his amazing video of "The Impossible" on YouTube.

The song, from his album What Just Happened?, showcases his innate melodic instinct and incredible guitar prowess.

Hailing from the UK, Dawes just finished a U.S. tour and spends much of his time as the lead guitar player for Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues.

Dawes has recorded with and sessioned for multiple grammy award-wining artists, appeared on film soundtracks, TV adverts and achieved viral YouTube hits in the millions.

We caught up with Dawes when he was in sunny Cali to get the scoop on his amazing technique and more. Check it out!

Touring, Gotye and more:

On his album, What Just Happened?

On his incredible technique:

Find out more about Mike Dawes at mikedawes.com/

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Laura B. Whitmore is a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, writing for Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.