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Michael Bernard Bloomfield was born July 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. An indifferent student and self-described social outcast, Bloomfield immersed himself in the multi- cultural music world that existed in Chicago in the 1950s.

He got his first guitar at age 13. Initially attracted to the roots-rock sound of Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore, Bloomfield soon discovered the electrified big-city blues music indigenous to Chicago. At the age of 14 the exuberant guitar wunderkind began to visit the blues clubs… read more

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  • Avatar for BJBooth
    How is it possible that Mike Bloomfield only has 311k listeners? Has everyone forgotten how great this guy was with Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper & Harvey Mandel? He's probably spinnin' in his grave right now.
  • Avatar for iconan
    Michael Bernard Bloomfield è uno dei più grandi chitarristi di tutti i tempi...-.-.-. Om Hari Om ..... ॐ
  • Avatar for radioacrata
    Insuperable guitarrista
  • Avatar for Kossoff50
    Everyone who loves Mike needs to hear him on the My Labors album by Nick Gravenites. Up there with his best playing!
  • Avatar for artistheanswer_
    a true giant
  • Avatar for whipperedwatson
    that 'Don't think about it"by Mike Bloomfield is not on his Top Tracks list is inconcieveable to me
  • Avatar for Lorcanone
    Fast, fluid lines, soulful blues. Vastly underrated, but most influential blues guitarist ever! Listen to Paul Butterfield Blues band's East/West. Then listen to Super Session w/Al Kooper, then Electric Flag. Find out what you've been missing from dedicated white boy's playing the blues!
  • Avatar for bakunin_blues
    started out playin soundtracks for pr0n movies. back in the days even filthy stuff was cultivated.
  • Avatar for Montrose1973
    skills
  • Avatar for ShaniaEve
    Very,very good!

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