Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist, singer and blues innovator. Throughout his forty year recording career, his music has remained individual and contemporary.
Being British with an international reputation for blues slide guitar is a rarity in itself, but Messer's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled. His stunning slide guitar playing and superb vocals ooze authenticity and integrity, and his use of turntables in his band Second Mind marked him as one of the trailblazers of the 21st century blues sound.
His current band, Michael Messer's Mitra, is once again breaking new ground, playing an exhilarating and accessible fusion of rural blues and Hindustani classical music. Their highly acclaimed debut album, Call Of The Blues, was iTunes no. 1 blues album and has won them worldwide acclaim.
For his solo performance in The Forge, Michael will be playing music from right across his forty year career and illustrating the music with stories about an extraordinary life in music.