In 1968, Michael "The Professor" Hensley began his professional career in Huntington, West Virginia, where he received a music degree in B3ology from 9th Street University.
His early influences were Jimmy Smith, Al Kooper, John Lord, Ray Manzarek & Brian Auger. Mike toured throughout the U.S. with various artists during the 70’s and 80’s including The Sarah Johns Band and Millie McClain (from The Orlons), before making Sarasota, Florida his home in 1989.
Mike has had the pleasure of working with Chris Callaway, John Dittrich (Restless Heart), Dan Toler & the Townsend / Toler Band. Mike also heads up the Mike Hensley Organ Trio.