Michael Barclay with The Michael Barclay Blues Band)

Michael Barclay with The Michael Barclay Blues Band)

 Santa Rosa, California, USA
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Michael Barclay is the King of Northern California Blues.

Biography

In the late 60s, Michael Barclay played with Chuck Berry. He then recorded at Electric Lady Studios where he learned production at the side of Jimi Hendrix’ engineer Eddie Kramer. In the early 70s Michael went west, joining Banana’s band (keyboardist in the Youngbloods), as well as that of Randy Crawford (Street Life). In the late 70s, Michael became part of legendary organist Merl Saunders’ bands where he had the pleasure of backing and playing with numerous legendary Singers and Musicians. After spending a few years in such top Marin California Bands such as “Fast Company” and WBBH” and backing such musicians as Julian Lage, Norton Buffalo, Nick Gravenites, Sarah Baker, and Stu Blank, Michael took a few years off to deal with life. Now he’s back to his love, the blues, and Michael Barclay (the Michael Barclay Blues Band) are in the process of coming on stronger than ever with the new release BLUE EYED BLUES on Chatterbox Records. Having thrilled the Russian River Blues Festival and the Sonoma County Blues Festival.

MICHAEL HAS SHARED THE BILL WITH (among others):

Robben Ford
Delbert McClinton
Roy Rogers
Joe Louis Walker
John Mayall
Roy Buchanan
Nick Gravenites
Mark Naftalin
Etta James
Ronnie Earl
Elvin Bishop
Coco Montoya
W.C. Clark
Terry Evans
Johnnie Johnson
James Armstrong

Lyrics

Redheaded woman

Written By: Michael Barclay

RED HEADED WOMAN

Lyrics and Music by:
Michael Barclay

I want a red headed woman, who don't use no hair dye
"
I want a red headed woman who don't tell me no lies

Don't send me no brunette
don't send me no bleach blond
I don't want no black haired cutie
cause the red head is the one

I want a red headed woman with fire in her eyes
I want a red headed woman who don't tell me no lies

Don't want no woman with a rinse
Well maybe a strawberry blond
I don't want no pink hair punk
cause the red head is the bomb

I want a red headed woman, who don't use no hair dye
"
I want a red headed woman, I don't want no surprise

NUGROOVE

Written By: Michael Barclay

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Stinky

Written By: Michael Barclay

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Black & White

Written By: Michael Barclay

Black and white, please don't fight
Black and white, bring the love tonight

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Written By: Michael Barclay

You're so god-damn drop dead gorgeous
I just fell right through the floor
I've been followin' you around the town
And just beggin' for a little more
I don't need no second look
I'm just looking for the hook
I'm in love with you, baby
I'm an open book
Now you're so long and lean
You're just peachy keen
I can't stop myself from tryin'
You are the fine fine representation
I guarantee you I ain't lyin'
I don't need no second look
I'm just looking for the hook
I'm in love with you, baby
I'm an open book
You're just bad for days in so many ways
You're just beautiful and clever
I can see myself layin' in your arms
Just lovin' you forever
I don't need no second look
I'm just looking for the hook
I'm in love with you, baby
I'm an open book
Baby, you're so god-damn drop dead gorgeous
I just fell right through the floor
I've been followin' you around the town
Just beggin' for a little more
I don't need no second look
I'm just looking for the hook
I'm in love with you, baby
I'm an open book

Discography

Black & White
Blue Eyed Blues
Soul Patch
Midnight Rendezvous
Steal Your Heart (The Bandits)
WBBH

Set List

We'll play several sets, mostly originals with some blues covers thrown in.