From his powerhouse recordings to his hard-hitting live show, it's easy to see why Michael Burks' nickname is IRON MAN. He's the blues fan's version of a sure thing-always ready to kick-start a party with his fearsome guitar attack and deep, soul-packed vocals. One of the brightest young lights in the blues world and a constant draw on the road, Michael's last release, I SMELL SMOKE, has scanned over 12,000 units since 2003. His latest album, IRON MAN, is a potent dose of contemporary blues, almost crushing in it's intensity. Burks wields his axe like a man possessed, breathing fire into every track, whether it's the charging rocker "Quiet Little Town," the chilling blues of "Icepick Through My Heart" or his sizzling take on Free's "Fire and Water".