Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Michael's Sassy Wit

I can think of no person I would rather spend time with than my brother. His natural sense of humor and devastating wit cut through any gloomy day. I think this was reflected in his music and his respect for Randy Newman or Ry Cooder. Rather than retelling his quips at this point, please write me your remembrance's and experiences. I will match them one for one.
Awaiting your thoughts,
Allen B.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Who are your musical influences?

Michael was influenced by 0f variety of sources. As a little kid, Tubby The Tuba, Peter And The Wolf, Bozo Under The Sea. Later The Hit parade, Broadway Musicals, and contemporary radio. When he discovered the blues he sought out traditional players like Tampa Red, Lightin' Hopkins, Blind Blake, Tommy MacLennan, Big Joe Williams to name just a few. Modern blues players would include Josh White, Guitar Slim, J.B. Lenoir, Junior Parker, B.B. King, Ry Cooder,Roy Buchanan, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Junior Wells, James Cotton, and so many more.

Michael began his guitar lessons with our mothers beautician Tony Carmen and then sat at the feet of the greatest blues players in Chigago and later was carried to the legendary players of the past through Big Joe Williams.

So who are your influences and what in the blues spoke to you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Welcome to our space for your comments and questions regarding Michael Bloomfield, his life and work.

I'll do my best to field your questions and share my love and experiences with Michael. I hope you will feel free join me in this adventure.

So please write me and enjoy this moment.

Allen Bloomfield