Born in Brooklyn and raised mainly in the Boston area, Mitch gravitated to the Club 47 during his high school years, when the club was still located on Mount Auburn Street and jazz was still its main focus. Joan Baez and Eric von Schmidt, sometimes joined by Rolf Cahn (Mitch’s guitar teacher), were just beginning to make an inroad for folk and traditional music. As the son of Manny Greenhill, who founded Folklore Productions in 1957, Mitch was exposed to a wealth of music played by musicians who stayed at the family house in Dorchester. These included Rev. Gary Davis, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry, among many others.
Mitch is based in Santa Monica, California.