mike banta

Drawing on many years of experience on stage and in the studio with Contemporary Christian artists Don Francisco, Wendy and many more, Mike Banta weaves many guitar styles into a seamless package of uplifting and beautiful music. His latest CD is a compilation of worship songs recorded during the pandemic in support of remote church services.  Mike's all instrumental CD “No Words” has something for everyone, from the meditative fingerstyle of “The Yearning” to the rocker “Kaboom”.  Mike also performs as a singer / songwriter, as showcased on his CD "Forever With You". In addition to recording solo and with other artists, Mike regularly plays in concert in his home state of Colorado, and throughout the United States and the world.

 “Mike has a rare combination of technical ability and musicality -- complexity with emotion -- that makes him one of the noteworthy guitarists of this century. His music both astounds and captures the heart.”  -- Don Francisco, Contemporary Christian Music Artist, winner of two GMA Dove Awards

Mike Banta with Don Francisco

Selected Discography

Solo Albums:

Solitary Worship -- HomeBound Music (2021)
Forever With You -- HomeBound Music (2013)
No Words -- Avant-Acoustic Records (2005)
Fire -- HomeBound Music / Hapi Skratch Records (2000) (Out of Print)

With Don Francisco:

Forever My Friend -- Rocky Mountain Ministries, 2013
Let it Ride -- Rocky Mountain Ministries, 2009
The Sower -- Rocky Mountain Ministries, 2007
That I May Know You -- Rocky Mountain Ministries, 2005
The Package -- Airlift, 2004
Only Love is Spoken Here -- Airlift, 2001
Grace on Grace -- Ministry, 1999
Genesis and Job -- StarSong, 1994 (Out of Print)

With others:

The Story of Jesus (Jamie Wommack) -- Andrew Wommack Ministries (2008)
The Deeper Song (Wendy) -- Rocky Mountain Ministries, 2006
Saving Grace (New Songs from the Vineyard) -- Vineyard Music, 2005
Land of Your Heart (Wendy) -- Airlift, 2001
To a Higher Place (Bill Maxwell) -- Bloodsmith, 1994