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Michael Burks Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:45 am
by jawbone60
not sure how many here had heard of or met Michael but he's been to Europe several times and was on his way home when he collapsed and died.

Michael Burks, a local guy who made good on the world blues scene, has passed away on his return from a Europe trip.
I don't know a lot of details but he was a helluva good guy, the times i met him he was always nice, incredible cook along with a monster guitarist. he grew up south of Little Rock i think. a couple years ago he along with me and Jolene was invited to an end-of-year jam at the local blues radio station. it was all acoustic and i saw a side of Michael i guess i did not expect. he was as down home and nice on acoustic as anyone i ever played with.

Michael is survived by his wife Bobbie and a child as well. i have no doubt there will be a benefit or two soon to help with funeral expenses, which i am sure we'll be a part of if needed.

sorry to pass on sad news. someone has to.

please send good thoughts to his wife, child, and family all.

Re: Michael Burks Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:24 am
by SouthernSounds
Oh man, what a sad news. I "met" Michael quite recently through a live recording and loved the way how he play the Blues...

Sad, really sad indeed.

RIP Michael! & Thanks for everything you gave us!

All the best,

Re: Michael Burks Has Passed Away

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:19 am
by bigdaddyguitar
What a shame . Saw Michael a few years back at Buddy Guys Legends . Great show !!! He will be missed . Rest in peace Michael.