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Mike Wilhelm, Live at the Cactus
After 5 years spent playing with The Charlatans, the influential psychedelic rock band that played a pivotal role in the development of the San Francisco music scene in the 60’s, 7 years with Loose Gravel, and 7 years with The Flamin’ Groovies, one can say that Mike Wilhelm had one of the hell of a career! In 1993, Last Call Records brought Mike over to play 3 nights in France, along with Jean Louis Mahjun and Alain Giroux, the greatest French blues duet ever. The ecstatic audience was transported to a rootsy saloon. Alone on stage with his 12 strings guitar he took us back to the roots, with songs by Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Mc Tell and Lightnin’ Hopkins, but he also played a couple of Flamin ‘Groovies favorites, including the Shake Some Action. Mike shared the bill with Mahjun and Giroux, and they joined for an encore together at the end of the show. Very few reach that level of musicianship, authenticity and sincerity.