Originally discovered by Gene Simmons of KISS, Grammy Award Winner & Multi-Native American Music award winning artist Micki Free is no stranger to success.
His rich musical history includes his career in Shalamar, his collaboration with Jean Beauvoir in cult AOR legends Crown of Thorns and embracing his Cherokee & Comanche descent - creating Native American flute music.
As a rock & blues solo artist Micki has also enjoyed international acclaim, regularly playing the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park & working with some of rock & pops greatest luminaries (including Prince, Janet Jackson, Wendy O Williams, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS, Billy Gibbons & Bill Wyman) to name a few. Chances are you will have heard Micki Free play guitar before.
A major player on the music scene, he is rightly known as a guitarist extraordinaire. A guitar hero in the genuine and most traditional sense of the word, Free is bleeding on six strings rather than propped-up by technical wizardry. Micki's sound is about feeling the groove, soaking up musical influences & channelling them with the deft touch of his own unique flare.
Tattoo Burn, Micki's latest blues-rock release on Cargo Records, has all the swagger you would expect; from the hard rocking, riff laden 'Hole in the Heart of the Blues' to the traditional 'Greens & Barbecue'.
Micki Free, is a multi-talented maker of mad machinations in a most mesmerizing manner -The Rev. Billy F. Gibbons, ZZ Top
Jimi Hendrix rides again! ' Bill Wyman (who performs with Micki on a version of 'Red House' on the album)
"Micki Free is not a Jimi Hendrix impersonator, but a Jimi Hendrix innovator," -Gene Simmons
I'm not into guitar technique and/or speed. I am a simple "blues-rock inspired guitarist", influenced by the greats that came before me; Muddy Waters, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. I am only interested in the outcome of my guitar playing in connection with my songwriting or a good "free form jam"....did it move my audience and listeners, did we connect on the level of music -Micki Free
1. Tattoo Burn
2. Greens & Barbecue
3. Six Feet Down In The Blues
4. Mojo Black Coffee
5. Co-Co Gin
6. Voodoo Chile Blues
7. Theres A Hole In The Heart Of The Blues
8. Red House Live
9. Angels In The Room
10. Five Minutes Till Christmas