Michael "Iron Man" Burks is back with a new one - that would be "Show of Strength" and it's mighty, mighty Alligator Records. Burks died last May, too young at 54. He was an electric blues guy who sang his own tunes and selected covers. Burks was solid but generic and none of this stuff is likely to rock your world, unless you're a Robert Cray sort of person, then Burks will hit the right notes for you. I like my blues grittier - like Black Joe Lewis.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Michael Burks - Show of Strength
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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