Michael Burks will soon be in the MLP house!

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  1. b-squared

    b-squared Banned

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    One thing I left out of the story! This gentleman and his lovely wife sat with us to watch Michael play:

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    Mr. 'Big George' Brock -- he's played with all the big names, and I mean ALL of them.

    Last time BB King was in town Big George opened for him. He's a super nice guy, and is really down to earth.

    BB
     
  2. TeleDog

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    So, you went to heaven last night BB... A 2 hour long blues set.... That's what I'm talking about! :D

    It'd be great to have him here!
     
  3. KSG_Standard

    KSG_Standard Senior Member

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    Cool story BB! Nice job spreading the word about MLP. I look forward to meeting Michael on the forums...He is a guitar monster!
     
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    stratoburst Senior Member

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    Michael's the man. Cool story BB.
     
  5. Ride on a Pony

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    We really should clean this place up before he gets here. :laugh2:
     
  6. BrianGT

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    He's a great player! I've watched a lot of Youtube vids of him......nice feeling and tone!:cool:

    I hope that if he comes on anonymously he doesn't have to run the gauntlet like Homenote did or he'll wonder why the hell he signed up.

    It could spoil a great well of gigging on the road stories.
     
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    Wow BB, most excellent night you had there, no doubt one you'll remember for all your days.

    Just goes to show, in the end even the super talented folks are still just folks, it's the untalented ones that cop an attitude.:thumb:

    Rick.
     
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    Tsukiyomi Senior Member

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    God help the man if his first anonymous question is "Should I put my pickguard back on?" :laugh2:
     
  9. BrianGT

    BrianGT Senior Member

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    :D:D Yeah.......the following one liners would make his hair curl! :shock:
     
  10. Skynyrdpicker

    Skynyrdpicker Senior Member

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    Very cool! Even cooler that he was a nice guy, and you guys got to hang out!

    :thumb:
     
  11. lp_junkie

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    Yeah we need to clean up the mess that has been here lately, I'd like to see more working players on here but some of the juvenile stupidity that runs rampant at times needs to cease or there isn't much chance of good people staying.

    BB- sounds like a great time and really down to earth guy.
     
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    I'll make sure to catch him next time he blows through So Cal. This vid brings tears to my eyes, well almost anyway. What feeling.
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    So glad Michael has some MLP love.....
     
  14. Blues4U

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    BB, this post is very timely--I have been listening to Michael Burks on Youtube a lot lately--

    He is a great player with killer tone and a soulful voice--I need to buy some CD's---

    I believe he is on Alligator Records--
     
  15. b-squared

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    I bought his latest, Iron Man, after watching vids here. What a great record--our band is planning on covering almost everything on it. :D

    Michael said he should be in the studio again pretty soon, as there's a lot of demand for more music. He said that he doesn't like going into the studio to 'rush' putting an album together, and that he's not a prolific writer--he takes his time putting songs together to get it right.

    He's also quite a cook--I've heard (from Cliff, the bass player) that Michael makes the best gumbo around. My buddy and I are already thinking of taking a road trip when Michael's at home. :D

    BB
     
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    I listened for the first time on youtube Michael Burks, I must say he plays very good and with a lot of feeling but I doubt I will get the same chills down my spine compared to actually see him live as b-squared did, you are all lucky to have such great gigs there!
     
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    Big B representing the MLP in the blues arena. That's what I'm talking about. :applause:
     
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    Notice in the video he's using an AC30...he's having a Dr Z rig built for use in Europe...consistancy, plus no shipping costs. Joe B did the same thing.

    :D
     
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    Good point. Really good point.
     
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    I have been in touch with The Rev & hopefully he will be amongst us as well if he is not already.
     

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