|Michael "Iron Man" Burks|
Burks will perform songs from his three Alligator releases. Boasting remarkable natural talent and deep-rooted soulfulness, Burks' music is driven by an intense, blue collar work ethic that has earned him well-deserved international recognition, making him one of the blues world's fastest-rising stars.
Burks' powerful presence, inventive and riveting guitar work and soul-shaking vocals make him the torchbearer of electric blues guitar heroes. His instantly identifiable guitar sound and his live charisma have already earned him four Blues Music Award nominations. Burks' first Alligator release, "Make It Rain", was named as one of the Top 200 greatest guitar recordings by GuitarOne magazine. In 2006, the Delta Cultural Center awarded Burks the prestigious Sonny Payne Award for Blues Excellence, presented each year to an individual or individuals who have strongly influenced blues music in Arkansas. Burks has been nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award for the Gibson Guitar Award. Look for a new Burks release in Summer of 2012.
Concert information is as follows:
April 19, 2012 Blues Postojnska Jama Postojna, SLOVENIA
April 20, 2012 Merlin Cafe & Kultur Stuttgart, GERMANY
April 25, 2012 Bayerischer Hof Club Munich, GERMANY
April 30, 2012 Clock Tower Treviglio, ITALY
May 01, 2012 Soul & Blues Festival Genova, ITALY
May 02, 2012 Le Sonograf Le Thor, FRANCE
May 03, 2012 Il Magazzino Di Gilgamesh Turin, ITALY
May 05, 2012 Bluesnight Zingem, BELGIUM