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?