Michael Coleman & The Back Breakers
Location & Contact:
Blues / Funk / R&B
About Michael Coleman
Voted one of the top 50 bluesmen in the world by Guitar World Magazine, and certainly one of Chicago's hottest guitar slingers, Michael Coleman has been a staple on the Chicago music scene for more than 30 years. A gift discovered at the age of 4 by his mother, at 8 he was performing with his father Cleo Williams; at 13 with the top 40 band Midnight Sun in the afternoon and with Johnny Dollar and Aaron Burton at night; at 14 with Johnny Christian; at 21 on the road with Muddy Waters, and at 22 touring Europe with Eddy Clearwater. In 1979, at the age of 23, Michael began his ten year tenure with The James Cotton Band. Since 1991, with the Backbreakers backing, Michael's opened for such greats as B.B. King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, and Luther Allison, to name just a few. With 8 albums of his own, and having arranged some of the top blues hits and albums in the world, Michael brings a lifetime of experience to his professional, high energy, funky, bluesy, crowd-involved show.