The wait is over as Micki Free releases Turquoise Blue
featuring 13 original tracks with a Who's Who of Guest Star Appearances from
greats such as Andy Vargas, Steve Stevens, Karl
Perazzo, Gary Clark, Jr., "Kingfish Ingraha",
and Cindy Blackman-Santana. Written during extensive downtime
when Covid first broke out, and as Micki stated, "The songs are a direct testament
to how I felt during that crazy time." That crazy time lent itself to sensational
Blues, Rock, and a bit of psychedelic all wrapped around great lyrics and
vocals by Micki.
Micki Free - Turquoise Blue
Turquoise Blue: Ridin -
420, Bye - 2020, Heavy Mercy, Invitation-Love, Come Home Big Man, All Along The
Watchtower, Spring Fever, Judicator Blues, World On Fire, The Big Regret,
Heaven Or Heroin, Ring Of Fire, Woman, Blue Memories
Personnel: Micki Free: Lead Vocals, Guitars,
Tambourine, Killer Hats & Clothes, Cool Vibes, ...Have Mercy; Soaring
"Hawk" Lopez: Drums; Mark "Muggy Do" Leach: Hammond, Fender Rhodes
& Piano; Ken "Mojo Man" Riley: Bass; Trish Bowden: Backing
Vocals; Andy Vargas: Lead Vocals on "World On Fire"; Steve Stevens:
Nylon Guitar on "The Regret", Electric Guitar solo on "Bye-2020; Karl
Perazzo: Percussion on "World - On - Fire"; Gary Clark, Jr: Guitar
Solo on "Woman", Christone "Kingfish" Ingraha: Solo on "Judicator
Blues", Cindy Blackman-Santana: Drums on "World On Fire"
Micki Free - Turquoise
was written, produced, composed, arranged and performed by Micki Free, and was
released on the Dark Idol Music label. With a list
of accomplishments that include Grammy Award winner, Five Time Native American
Music Award winner, initially managed by Gene Simmons (KISS), and heralded by
Carlos Santana and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Micki became a sought-after
guitarist for gigs with Bill Wyman, Diana Ross, Prince, Bruce Springsteen,
Cheap Trick, to name of few.
Turquoise Blue is 14 tracks (13
original tracks, one cover) of sweltering Blues, hard driving Rock, and is
destined to be a standard for the burgeoning Blues and Rock guitarists. The
release opens firing on all cylinders with Ridin-420, firing not
only from the guitar work, which is mesmerizing, but with powerful lyrics and
Micki Free vocals. The release follows up with Bye-2020, a
sentimental track as Turquoise Blue was "penned" during the initial
months of the pandemic.
The release rolls
into the track Have Mercy, which is Micki Free's most popular
catch phrase, and the song with its powerful guitar licks and emotional vocals
will have you saying, "Have Mercy!" The guitar work carries the Jimmy Hendrix
psychedelic feel, which coincidentally is one of Micki's influences. The track Invitation
- Love is a hard-driving Blues track where Micki lets it all out for
some memorable guitar solos.
features a Who' Who of guest stars such as Christone "Kingfish" Ingraha with a
solo on Judicator Blues. A down and dirty Blues beat with "fun"
lyrics, "I am the law here and you're on trial for leaving me...they call me the
hanging judge cause I ain't got no reprocity."
The track World
On Fire is another star-studded tune with Cindy Blackman-Santana on
drums, Karl Perazzo on percussions, and Andy Vargas on lead vocals. This track carries
a Santana rhythm supported by the bass line set by Cindy Blackman-Santana, as
well as showcases Micki on vocals and guitar, and is one of my favorite tracks.
The track Woman
features Gary Clark, Jr. with a powerful guitar solo wrapped around a driving
melody and Micki's Bluesy vocals. Other tracks include Spring Fever, a
ballad that slows things down, but still carries the Micki Free feel of a solid
melody, meaningful lyrics and vocals. Tracks that burn are Come Home Big
Mama, Invitation Love, Heaven or Heroine, and Ring of Fire.
The cover track, All Along The Watchtower, which Micki first heard live
at age 12, is a testament to the influence of Jimi Hendrix on Micki as
he projects the same power, passion and attitude that distinguished Jimi
The release is chock full of Blues, Rock-n-Roll,
and just plain outstanding music.
Websites where you
can procure Micki Free - Turquoise Blue:
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