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Little Mike & The Tornadoes Bring Powerhouse Blues/Rock to Parrot Stage

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Little Mike & The Tornadoes Bring Powerhouse Blues/Rock to Parrot Stage

Little Mike and The Tornadoes brings his  powerhouse  blues and rock n’ roll band from New York City to the Parrot stage.

  Led by singer, songwriter, producer and harp master Mike Markowitz. The band is well-known for its flawless, high energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the 50′

        They have played nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States and Canada, some of the toughest hangouts, as well as the most sophisticated stages in the world, never straying from their course of delivering hard back alley blues and rough rock and roll. Little Mike Markowitz, is a mean harmonica player who cut his teeth in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. He then moved to Florida, and continued to perform and record through the early 2000s.
After a hiatus from music, during which he raised his family near Gainesville, he’s playing high-energy blues again. Little Mike’s latest release is titled Forgive Me and he is currently touring in support of it.