Happy Birthday Michael Cleveland (born September 18, 1980) was born in Henryville, Indiana. He first learned to play violin at a local Suzuki program when he was 4 years old. In 1993 he was chosen to be part of the Bluegrass Youth All Stars at the IBMA’s award show. Later that year Mike made his Grand Ole Opry debut as a guest of Alison Krauss. After graduating from the Kentucky School for the Blind he performed with various musicians including Dale Ann Bradley and Rhonda Vincent. His first solo project on Rounder Records, Flame Keeper, won the International Bluegrass Music Association. Mike lives in Charlestown, Indiana.