Michael Burks

Michael Burks was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his tracks, "Everybody's Got Their Hand Out", "I Smell Smoke" and "Hard Come, Easy Go", and variously worked with Johnnie Taylor, O. V. Wright, and Marquise Knox. He was the son of the bassist, Frederick Burks.
The Allmusic journalist, Tim Sheridan once noted "... while his vocals are not stellar, he has a rich, gritty quality to his singing that is nicely matched to his guitar playing." Burks was known as 'Iron Man' for his energetic and passion filled performances on stage. He was nominated five times for a Blues Music Award and, in 2004, Living Blues presented him with the Critics' Award for Best Guitarist.

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Top SongsAlbum
Strange FeelingGreat Slide Guitar Blues4:28
Valley of TearsCrying Blues4:03
Mean Old LadyAlligator Records 35th Anniversary Collection4:26
Since I Been Loving YouShow Of Strength7:30
Don't Waste My TimeGreatest Blues: The Forces of Nature4:38
Cross Eyed WomanShow Of Strength6:13
Little Juke JointShow Of Strength6:00
Icepick Through My HeartThe Best Of Michael "Iron Man" Burks6:53
Fire And WaterIron Man4:04
Empty PromisesAlligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection6:14
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