Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 2000
Live at Winterfolk!  WTCD004

Solo introduced the new Michael Pickett sans band and this one serves to confirm his status as a major force in acoustic blues. It seems this CD was not intended as the next album but the performance this night was so hot it literally forced itself out. With a couple of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee songs and a Robert Johnson around some of his best originals, I think you'll agree with my assessment. The crowd at Convocation Hall brought out the best in Michael and the in between song banter is left in, bringing the informal feel over to the CD. "Blues is a Friend of Mine", "World in an Uproar", "Cecil & Spadina", "Louise" and "Bill's Song" were spread out over a couple of CDs and hearing them together here highlights their strength as original songs. Get the CD from Michael & Louise at gigs, through or



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