Musical instruments that Mike gives lessons on include the Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bass. He teaches at Meadowood Music, 8521 Allentown Pike, Blandon, Pa. 19510.
Mike is the leader of the band titled "Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Gang". He has been playing country and bluegrass music as a soloist and a member of the band for over 25 years. Another predecessor band he founded and performed in was "Far From the City" which was retired in the late 1980's.
You can see Mike playing with "East Side Dave and The Mountain Folk Gang" and also with "Keith Brintzenhoff and The Toad Creek Ramblers".
Mike Hertzog and the Blue Mountain Gang have played many venues including the Main Stage, IBMA Fan Fest Owensboro, KY; Mountaineer Opry House, Milton WV; The Capital Theater, Chambersburg Pa; Musicfest, Bethlehem Pa; Central Pa Festival of the Arts, State College, Pa; Sunset Park, Oxfort Pa; Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem Pa; and The Keswick Theater, Glanced Pa. Bluegrass Festivals include: Mountain Springs, Windgap, A.F.B.A., W.D.V.R., Lebanon Valley, Northampton, Klines's Grove, Ontelaunee Park, Echoes From The Hills, Pa; Buck's Bluegrass Ranch, Md; Peninsula, De; and Lyons Fiddle Festival. A few fairs are: Kempton, Reading, Schuylkill County, Kutztown and Northhampton Street Fair, Walnutport Canal Days and The Kutztown Folk Festival. Temple Fire Company Carnival, Longswamp Twp. Community Days, Heemet Fescht, Pike Twp. Sportsman's Club in Boyertown and Scenic River Days in Reading, Pa. Live radio station performances: WBYO, WDVR, The Heartlands Hayride and WEEU's Community Cafe. Mike Hertzog and the Blue Mountain Gang have often opened shows for legends such as The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Little Roy Lewis and the Lewis Family, Jeff and Sherry Easter, The Boys from Indiana, Connie Smith, Marty Raybon and Shenandoah and Mike Snider.