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Mike Gordon (born Michael Eliot Gordon June 3, 1965) is a bass guitar player and vocalist most well known as a founding member and bassist for the rock band Phish. In addition to playing bass, Gordon is a skilled banjo player, and is well versed at piano, and guitar. He is also a filmmaker and author as a secondary interest and career, and has released five solo studio albums.
Gordon played many roles in Phish, in addition to helping bring the band together. Until the band became too big for self-management, he dealt with almost all public relations and fan communication, such as answering fan mail, managing funds and booking gigs.Gordon's musical influence is the most obvious in Phish's many different portrayals of various bluegrass, calypso and even traditional Jewish songs (Gordon is Jewish). He also contributed by singing, as well as writing off-beat lyrics to comical but deep songs.