Released 27th October 2023 - 'The Blues, Man, Rides Again!' - a full length album version of the previous EP 'the Blues, Man, the Blues'. Also included here - the new singles 'Strongo' released 24 November and 'You Shook Me', released 10 November.
'The Blues, Man, Rides Again!' features eight new tracks along with the original six - originals and classics by Fred McDowell and others. Recorded by Mick at Rockfold Studio, Surrey, England, 2023.
For space reasons Freddie King's 'Love Her With A Feeling' has been removed from this site - for a free download please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to those already playing the tracks. Great to see that the album reached No. 1 on the Roots Music Report UK Airplay Chart, knocking The Rolling Stones from the spot. The original EP reached No. 1 on the RMR Blues Rock Airplay Chart and No. 11 on their main international Blues Chart
'I Sing Um The Way I Feel' has been on rotation on BB King's Bluesville, Sirius XM since its first release. More info as it comes...
Brief Bio: British blues guitarist Mick Clarke began his career with KILLING FLOOR, part of the British blues boom of the late 1960s and contemporaries of Free, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. The band backed Texas blues guitar star Freddie King and toured with legends Howlin' Wolf and Otis Spann. The album "Killing Floor" was later listed as one of Classic Rock Magazine's twenty top British blues albums of the time. In the 70s Mick's band SALT built a strong following in the UK, playing at the Reading Festival 1977 and opening for Muddy Waters in London.
THE MICK CLARKE BAND was formed in the early 80s and has toured in the UK, Europe, USA and India, where Mick was the winner of the "best international act" from artistaloud.com. Mick has appeared on numerous festivals with artists including Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter and Rory Gallagher, and the Southern California Blues Society called him "One of the finest blues players to come out of England".