Michael Papenburg is a Bay Area native with extensive performing and teaching experience. He has played with many local artists including Matadore, The Jerry Hannan Band, Matt Nathanson, Brittany Shane, Orange,
Penelope Houston, Lilyvolt, The Mad Cattle Ensemble, and Missile Harmony. He currently plays lead guitar for
Petty Theft, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Michael specializes in rock, alternative, slide guitar, blues, funk, country, and folk. His influences include
Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Bill Frisell, Robin Guthrie, Daniel Ash, Mike Campbell, and many others.