In the nineties, Fat Opie was managed by the legendary manager Elliot Roberts/Lookout Management (Neil Young, Tom Petty). While under contract in LA he had the opportunity to work side by side with Grammy arranger Jimmy Haskell (Steely Dan, Chicago, Simon & Garfunkel). At age seventeen he signed his first record deal with DSM Productions in NYC while playing infamous clubs like CBGB’s.
In the Bay Area, Mickelson can be seen performing at The Fillmore and Great American Music Hall. When not touring, Mickelson produces artists from his Marin studio.
Mickelson’s follow up full-length record A Wondrous Life will be released in May of 2018.