about


Photo: Kelly Marie Photography

My name is Mike DeGuzman. I’m a Chicago based musician and member of Savannah, GA born reggae/rock group, PASSAFIRE. Through this site, I will be documenting my tour experiences along with my other musical endeavors.


How I linked up with Passafire…

A while back, I posted a piano cover of Down Down Down by The Expendables. Their manager came across it and messaged me. Through this, I was given the opportunity to open The Expendables’ set on 01.21.10 @ The House of Blues in Chicago and play a few songs with them on 05.01.10 @ The Rave in Milwaukee.

The Chicago show was The Expendables’ headlining Winter Blackout Tour with supporting bands Passafire, Iration, Pour Habit, & Roots Down Below. It was at this show when I first met the guys from Passafire. I showed them my cover of Casting of the Cares, along with my other various YouTube videos. They eventually asked me to become a full-time member to start 2011.

Since joining the band: we’ve played 900+ shows, we’ve released 3.5 albums, and we’ve toured Europe over the span of 2 summers. I’ve met some amazing people along the way and look forward to meeting many more new friends across the globe. To all my friends & family, thank you for your continued support!


Notable Passafire Tours & Fests

2020
• One Love Music Fest – w/ Dirty Heads, Sublime, Atmosphere
• AZ Roots Music Fest – w/ Damian Marley, Rebelution
• Fortunate Youth Live Life Tour – direct support
• VI Jam Fest – headlining fest in St. John, USVI w/ Chali 2na, Zach Deputy

2019
• Reggae Rise Up – w/ Dispatch, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu
• Dry Diggins Fest – w/ Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz
• 311 Cruise – w/ 311, Tribal Seeds, RDGLDGRN, Fishbone
• Florida Pro Music Fest – w/ Sir Sly, Swimm
• One Love Music Fest – w/ Sublime with Rome, Atmosphere, SOJA
• SOJA Sing To Me Tour – direct support

2018
• Beaches Oktoberfest – w/ The Wailers, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
• Rhode Island Music & Arts Festival – w/ Lawrence, Ripe, Ryan Montbleau
• Rock, Reggae, & Relief w/ G.Love and Special Sauce, Donavon Frankenreiter
• Colorado River Fest – w/ Common Kings, Anuhea
• The Denver Deluxe – w/ Robert Randolph, Dubldrgn
• Strangecreek Campout – w/ Melvin Seals & JGB, Particle, Donna The Buffalo
• Winter Soul – w/ The Wailers, Soul Asylum, Cracker

2017
• Angry Orchard Fest – w/ Dirty Heads, Iration
• California Roots – w/ Nas, Thievery Corporation, Jurassic 5
• 311 Unity Tour 2017 – select dates w/ New Politics
• Rebelution Falling Into Place Tour – direct support
• Reggae Rise Up Florida – w/ Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid

2016
• Suwannee Hulaween – w/ My Morning Jacket, Logic, Anderson Paak
• Dry Diggings – w/ Trevor Hall, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds
• Reggae On The Block – w/ Chronixx, J. Boog
• Mindspring Music Festival – w/ Dan Deacon, Too Many Zooz
• The Expendables Spring Blackout Tour – direct support
• European Summer Tour – 20 Dates, various headliners and festivals

2015
• Summerjam – w/ Damian Marley, Wyclef Jean, Cro
• European Summer Tour – 50 Dates, various headliners and festivals

2014
• Riot Fest Denver – w/ The Cure, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer
• Blackwater Music Fest – w/ Stephen Marley, The Revivalists, Steel Pulse
• Summer Set Festival – w/ Bassnectar, Chance The Rapper, Wu-Tang Clan

2013
• Iration Heatseekers Tour – direct support
• Summer Hotbox Tour – co-headline w/ Stick Figure
• Summer Daze Series – w/ The Heavy Pets, Stick Figure
• Levitate Music Festival – w/ The Wailers, The Soul Rebels
• Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival – w/ SOJA, Alpha Blondy, Stick Figure

2012
• Rebelution Give Thanks Tour – direct support
• Easy Star All Stars Thrillah Tour – direct support
• All Good Music Festival – w/ The Allman Brothers, Bob Weir, The Flaming Lips
• 311 Cruise – w/ 311, Dirty Heads

2011
• Blackwater Music Festival – w/ STS9, Girltalk, Ghostland Observatory
• Vans Warped Tour 2011 – (entire tour) w/ Paramore, ADTR, Less Than Jake