American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Ness, birth name Michael James Ness was born on April 3, 1962. He is primary known as the founder and chief songwriter of the punk band Social Distortion. He founded the band with his childhood friend Dennis Danell. Right now, Ness is the only original member in the band as Danell has died. Ness is known as a solo artist as well. He has released two albums, and both came out in 1999. The debut album Cheating at Solitaire differs from Ness works in his band. The album shows his interest in roots music, Americana, country and folk. The album features guest appearances of Bruce Springsteen, Brian Setzer and members of Royal Crown Revue. The next album Under the Influences combines of covers for rock, bluegrass and country songs. You can download these albums by Mike Ness in mp3 from our site.