It is with great sorrow we note the passing of Mike Akin, aka “Mr. Banjo.” Mike was a volunteer performer and contributor since Heart & Soul's inception in 1994. He brought love you can hear to seniors, veterans, children with disabilities, prisoners at the Utah State Correctional facility, everywhere he played. Mike was lead singer, banjo player and dobro player for Ridin’ the Fault Line. Mike touched many people’s lives and was always there when someone needed his help. He wrote the following article for Heart & Soul’s newsletter in spring of 1998. It still rings true today.