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COME ON to The Guitar Mikey Homecoming - Aug 16

OUT OF THE BOX
Roots Radio Canada
Reaches #1 (4 weeks)
Blues Radio USA
Reaches #12
B.B. King's Bluesville Picks To Click
Reached #8 (listed for 3 weeks)

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Blues Hybrid

Guitar Mikey and the Real Thing are definite proof that blues is fresh and alive.   With the funk of James Brown and the intensity of Buddy Guy combined with the heaviness of Led Zeppelin the band has earned the opportunity to share the bill with such artists as The Thunderbirds, John Mayall, Johnny and Edgar Winter and even hard rock bands the likes of Nazareth.  

At eleven years old, Guitar Mikey had already established his destined path when sneaking back stage to meet slide guitar mentor, Muddy Waters.   At the age of twelve he began playing in local rock bands and at sixteen, began fronting the critically acclaimed - award winning Steel City Blues Band.   Later, this band would feature, and then back Canada’s King Biscuit Boy.   Over the years Mikey has been seen from Toronto to Buffalo, Chicago, to Boston, and now in his new home of Clarksdale, Mississippi sharing the stage with the likes of Honeyboy Edwards, Yank Rachel, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Billy Branch, Carl Weathersby, Long John Baldry and Paul Butterfield.   Many Hamilton fans remember the years of Mikey's regular Sunday night where he helped build the popularity of Hess Village's club, The Gown & Gavel.  Here Guitar Mikey would regularly have musicians sit in like Carey Bell, Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, Eddie Shaw, Luther Tucker, Don Walsh to name a few.   Most recently he has reached his final destination, Clarksdale Mississippi.   This is where he will continue playing the music he loves, in the place it was born.

Guitar Mikey and the Real Thing live, are HOT, HEAVY and ELECTRIC.   Their recordings are contemporary enough for AOR radio and rootsy enough to please any purist audience. So what do you do with a band like this. Well, you don't do anything except see them and buy their music.

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Special Thanks to Pamela McMillan, Gerhard Pramor & Grant Movold for their Guidance and Enthusiasm

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