Related Information for Michael Burks Styles: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-RockBiographyBorn in Milwaukee in 1957, blues guitarist Michael Burks began learning his instrument at an early age – inspired by his musical family (his father played bass and often performed alongside harmonica legend Sonny Boy Williamson II, while his grandfather was a Delta-style bluesman from Camden, AR). By the age of five, he was playing along with his father, and picked up a thing or two from his parent's record collectio.. read more