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Old 05-06-2012, 08:14 PM
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Rip michael burks

RIP Michael Burks...a true soulful bluesman!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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So sad.....This is a hard one.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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So sad.....This is a hard one.
It's been a tough day! I also learned today of the passing of a friend guitarist Chris Conner @ 39 of a heart attack in Atlanta! Chris and I played together many times! Softspoken really nice guy!

I have been sitting listening to Michael Burks and Albert Castiglia play at the Delaware Blues Festival recently...stealing some of Michaels licks! He was one of my favs!!!

RIP Michael and Chris!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:35 PM
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My wife and I are gutted. We were just planning our trip to see Mike in 3 weeks and drop off his newest guitar (Mike just messaged me on thursday so excited about it).

RIP friend. I'm going to miss you more than I can express.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:02 AM
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He was an amazing blues guitarist. Huge tone. I remember learning about him from the Dr. Z website about 10 years ago-I think he played the Delta 88 model with those custom Flying V's. Awful news. RIP Michael...
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:48 AM
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I Smell Smoke was on constant rotation in my CD player when I first discovered Michael. RIP.....
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:56 AM
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I couldn't believe the words...

The man had some of that serious, Luther Allison/Son Seals mojo, with a
totally committed, live intensity! I caught him last, at Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival, in Portland, on July 3, 2010...I befriended his wife, Bobbie, during my Facebook days...

My heart & prayers go out to Bobbie, his family & many friends...
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:02 AM
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WOW. I had no idea. I really love his music. Our band covers so many of his tunes.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:39 PM
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Damn. RIP Michael. Your great talent will be missed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:56 AM
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Whoa! This is a shocker. I saw him in 2006 at a festival. Didn't know who he was then. He just blew me away!. RIP Mike.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:39 PM
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My wife and I are gutted. We were just planning our trip to see Mike in 3 weeks and drop off his newest guitar (Mike just messaged me on thursday so excited about it).

RIP friend. I'm going to miss you more than I can express.

Definetly a heartbreaker. Doug I thought about you when I got an email from alligator records saying he passed away. Hang in there bud. Mike was very talented and still had not peaked, way too young. The music world just lost a giant

rip Iron Man.... You will fit right in with the other giants up there. Its their turn to watch and listen.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 PM
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RIP Michael!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:06 AM
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R.I.P. Michael and my prayers and condolences to his family and friends...
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