Remembering the life and music of Michael Bloomfield

December 21, 2011

By Jason Marck

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(Photo courtesy of Glass)
Mike Bloomfield lays out.

Over the past 13 months, the Chicago Blues community lost a number of its legendary members. Little Smokey Smothers, Jeanne Carol, Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Lacy Gibson, Big Eyes Smith and Hubert Sumlin.

The art form they created and perfected brought the name “Chicago” to every corner of the globe. Places that even Al Capone couldn’t reach.

It inspired guys like Bruce Iglauer, whose Alligator Records just celebrated four decades in the business, and guys like Michael Bloomfield.

On the 30th anniversary of Bloomfield’s passing, Jason Marck explored the life and music of the man some call “The Original Guitar God”.