In 1972, Michael formed Finnigan and Wood. In 1975, Mike put down roots in Los Angeles where he pursued more group and solo recordings while at the same time touring and recording with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dave Mason, Etta James, Dr John, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, and Bonnie Raitt.
Mike won a W.C. Handy Award for his work with Taj Mahal.
The always busy Mike Finnigan is now touring with Bonnie Raitt.