Well another great Bluescruise. This one is right up there with the best of the musical variety, each of them have their own vibe and the music on this bad boy was one of the best. From Marquis Knox, to Ray Bonneville straight thru to Otis Taylor, Southern Hospitality, Monkey Junk, Mavis Staples and I could name everyone but . . .
Amazing music, jams, sets and from what I can tell (or remember) everyone had a blast. Staying up way too late, not being drunk but just drinkin’, dancin’ and all the other things involved made this one of the tops ever.
Great to see everyone again and for the first time, see ya in October!
On the current January 2013 Bluescruise there will be a Wall of Photos Tribute to Michael K. Burks. Featuring photos from cruisers of him in performance, enjoying relaxing with friends and fans and playing with his fellow musicians.
It is our way of saying thank you to a fine sweet man, who could make you jump for joy, or cry like a baby with his guitar playing and vocals.
Always there with a smile, willing to share an inside joke or to talk about the music and it’s power, Michael was a very special cat and I am blessed to have known him (as all others who knew him would attest to).
We miss you but keep you with us in our hearts through your music, our photos of you and the memories of our conversations.
There is not much to say, Michael was taken from us far too early in life.
He was a gentle, sweet man, and a stunning musician.
On the January LRBC there will be a tribute wall of photos from fans these are some of Blues411's contributions to it.
Bless you brother, and thank you.
Sorry we won’t be on board for this Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, but here are some photos of the artists you will be seeing and enjoying.
There is nothing quite like the LRBC, for you virgins don’t try to see everything everywhere – you can’t !
Go easy on the drinking the first day till ya get yer sea legs, and after that party like it was your last few days on earth! There is so much to do and learn there, from hanging with the artists, finding new lifelong blues friends, to the sites/sounds and smells of the LRBC experience.
Don’t forget to attend the virgin party and repeat offender party – the workshops are insightful and great learning tools also!
Thanks to Roger Nabor and his Legendary krewe, to Scrap Iron the Master of Ceremonies for real, the photographers and everyone who helps make this a life changing experience. Oh yeh say hi to everyone ya see there from us at Blues411.