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Monday, May 7, 2012

Michael Burks RIP

From the Arkansas Times.  More info as it becomes available.


From Bob Corritore

RIPMichael Burks July 30, 1957 to May 6, 2012.Guitarist / VocalistMichael "Iron Man" Burks was well known for his fine contemporary blues records on the Alligator label and for his powerful live performances. Michael had a heart attack at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Georgia after returning from a European tour. He was 54. Michael was a hero at the King Biscuit Blues Festivalin Helena, Arkansas and had legions of fans across the globe. He was a kind, gentle soul offstage and a powerhouse on. He played a Gibson Flying V guitar much like that of his mentor,Albert King. His untimely passing has sent shock throughout the blues community. To seeMichael Burks website with CDs, photos, music and a complete bio, clickhere.

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