Thursday, March 29, 2012

MICHAEL BURKS EUROPEAN TOUR 2012

Michael "Iron Man" Burks
Arkansas-based blues guitarist/vocalist Michael "Iron Man" Burks will be touring Europe between Monday, April 19 and Saturday, May 5, 2012.

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

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