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Michael T Hannan aka "Freek". Michael is a blues/rock/folk/jazz, guitarist and songwriter. Born in Chicago he was destined be play the blues. Michaels early music influences were Louie Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Frank Zappa, Joe Pass, Beatles, Weather Report, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bob Dylan, John Prine, and so many others. Keeping an open mind to music is key in all styles he said.
Picked up the guitar at the late age of sixteen yeas old. Falling in love with the instrument and music itself he slept with his guitar, ate with his guitar, walked up and down the street with his guitar, hitch hiking with his guitar...uh you get the picture.
Always being someones sideman for bands like "Crazy Lightning" , Justus, Karmaflage, New Fun Band, and in the early days even playing with Billy Corrigan Michael said that those days were fun but never my vision of Blues or Rock.