Making a Scene Presents an interview with Mike Bourne
From the House of Blues to the International Jazz and Blues Festival in Manila and countless points in between, Mike Bourne has been entertaining audiences around the globe with his unique style of jump blues, blues, and roots music since 1998. Inspired by Louis Jordan, T-bone Walker, and many others, Bourne first picked up the guitar at age 22, and began playing professionally at age 25. He has recorded and performed with legends of the genre, including Otis Rush, Sam Lay, Barrelhouse Chuck and more. After long stints in Chicago and Atlanta, he’s back home in Kansas City. Having joined forces with high-caliber band members, their high-energy shows have the town buzzing. His new album, Cruisin’ Kansas City, honors the Kansas City blues tradition started on 18th and Vine with thirteen exciting new songs and grooves.