With no formal training (outside of a years worth of guitar lessons at the age of 15, learning the major keys of C, G, and D, and their relative minors), Mike somehow managed to compose some 200 pieces of original music, 120 of which survive today after years of culling. Primarily a lyricist, he is proficient with the guitar and bass, handy with the mandolin and keyboard, and awful with a viola or violin. All his completed work can be heard off of the DISCS PAGE at their former band's website. St. Huckleberry still functions on occasion as an acoustic duet, or a trio with saxiphonist Don NYVice Johnson, or as a quartet with the percussion of Dick Knipping.
Violist Laura is a full time private music teacher and freelance musician. She teaches a studio of nearly 60 students of violin and viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. She is the Principal Violist of the Bangor Symphony, and has freelanced with the Mount Desert Island Chorale Orchestra, Maine Grand Opera, and a variety of orchestras at Maine Center for the Arts. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music at which she studied with violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet. She is also the co-founder of the "Celtic-tinged" Hard Folk band St. Huckleberry, in which she has played electric viola, violin, fiddle, bass and piano. She and her husband, singer / songwriter Michael Gallucci, have co-written and recorded more than 120 original pieces of music.