Review: Michael Burks – Overton Village Hall
Posted on: Saturday, Sep 3, 2011
As you probably know I am not a great one for writing reviews and features, I usually leave that to my friends and site partners. However, I had to put pen to paper – finger to keyboard and say a few words about the superb gig in Overton last night.
Michael Burks is the real deal. Super-intense, an amazing vocalist with a deep and soulful powerhouse blues voice, his guitar is just perfect, hitting that fine line between classic blues and a more modern rock edge. There are echoes of all the greats in Michael Burks but none more so that Albert King; it is possible to hear Albert in Michael echoing through the generations. The band are superb. There is telepathy between Burks and drummer Popcorn.
Any blues fan living within 50 miles of Overton who didn’t go last night should be kicking themselves very hard indeed. They missed a pure masterclass in intense blues from a modern master.
The Iron Man – never has a nickname been so appropriate.