Latest Releases and Info
Welcome to the official website for British blues guitarist Mick Clarke. Explore the site for full details of all releases, tour history and more.
New compilation album releasing Friday 8th - 12 tracks with a country connection. Click for details.
Current single 'Strongo' - click for details.
Previous single 'You Shook Me' released Friday 10th. The album 'The Blues, Man, Rides Again!' released Friday 27th October.
Knocking The Stones off the No.1 slot - Roots Music Report UK Airplay Chart, 11 November 2023. Thanks to all presenters who are playing the album.
'The Blues, Man, Rides Again! will amaze you with its variety, energy and slide, special atmosphere....a true surprise due to its dynamism, solidity and deep commitment to rock n' blues'
Mladen Loncar, Sound Guardian Review (Google translation from Croatian).
Original review here - click to view
Radio Stations can download from Airplay Direct. Many thanks to all those radio presenters who are already playing the album.
Read the new interview from the 'Tending the Pale Bloom' blog. Thanks to Greg Chance.
Read the new interview from Blues.Gr
Thanks to Michael Limnios.
Read the new interview from Global Blues. Thanks to Luke Wolk.
The original 'The Blues, Man, The Blues' EP reached No. 1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock Airplay Chart and No. 11 on their main international Blues Chart. 'I Sing Um The Way I Feel' is on regular rotation on BB King's Bluesville channel, Sirius XM.
Review from Blues Town Music, Netherlands by Peter Marinus
Mick Clarke is simply unstoppable! And we can only be happy about that as long as Mick releases one great blues rock release after another.
Now he comes with the EP 'The Blues, Man, The Blues'.
A title coming from Hound Dog Taylor. After he sighed “I Got It” during a concert and a fan asked what he had, the statement came The Blues, Man, The Blues…
The EP contains five covers and one of Mick's own songs. All songs on the EP are stripped of any kind of frills so that the pure raw essence of the blues remains.
Opening with the J.B. Lenoir cover 'I Sing Um The Way I Feel'. A song on which Mick has poured a boogie sauce with a nice unpolished result in which Mick's ingenious piercing guitar comes out well. The next cover is Howlin' Wolf's 'I Asked For Water', which sounds raw, brooding and funky with nasty biting guitar work this time.
'Doing The Best' I Can could be known for Elvis Presley's performance. The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Schuman and is in the hands of Mick Clarke, a lazily pumping blues in which Mick lets his guitar flame and scrape hard.
Then Mick's very own 'Mizzable Blues'. A lazy raw boogie, which stomps through nicely. Tampa Red's Baby Please Don't Throw Me Down has been put into a soggy boogie version with Mick's roaring slide guitar.
Finally, Mick Freddie King's 'Love Her With A Feeling' gives a very loving and soulful treatment.
A wonderful unpolished blues EP from Mick Clarke that eases the wait for the next Mick Clarke release. But knowing Mick Clarke we probably won't have to wait long for a next release
Track 1: 'I Sing Um the Way I Feel' now on rotation on BB King's Bluesville channel, Sirius XM - also the earlier single release 'Fine and Dandy'.
Recent releases are also available on AMI Jukeboxes - over 30,000 outlets across North America.
“Mick Clarke is a bluesman thru & thru. You know with each release, he’s gonna give you something new and exciting. Mick NEVER disappoints…Welcome back!”
Other news - new remixed single release of the 2021 rocker 'North To Alaska' - do check it out.
Also - the 2015 track 'Some Days' from the 'Shake It Up' album - now with a 2023 remaster - available on Spotify / Apple / Amazon.
More new remasters to follow..