In our quest to bring you the best in GFM, irrespective of genre, we bring you Alabama Mike. Now, most people would say the Blues is a no-brainer for us. That, music doesn’t get any more “grown”, more real and more soulful than a great blues artist. We agree.

To that end, we’re actually looking for contributors, so if you consider yourself a guru in any area, the Blues as an example, please contact us. In the meantime, check out my man Bob Davis, a true musical guru, at Soul-Patrol for all your blues needs.

That being said, shout out to Jacqueline Benjamin-Thomas of People You Need to Know Magazine for providing us with this great interview from the Louie Jones Show. In it, he discusses the blues, his background, influences and plans for the future. I really appreciate his view on the blues, epitomized in this simple, but powerful quote:

“Blues is a lifestyle…. Not about what you take and do with it, but how you’re livin’ it”

Alabama Mike – Louie Jones Interview

In other words, you have to have experienced something to really speak about it, sing about it in a passionate and very real way. He does, and you can feel it in his voice. Music, and the blues in particular is something that can’t be faked.

Alabama Mike is a soon to be former trucker, and talented artist ready to make some serious noise on the blues circuit. Don’t take my word for it, listen to him for yourself and let us know what you think. His album, Day to Day is out now and check out his MySpace for upcoming shows in your area.

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