Michael Messer & Ed Genis
THIS DUO ONLY PERFORMS TOGETHER OCCASIONALLY
Michael Messer - Vocals, slide and lap steel guitar
Ed Genis - Rhythm guitar and backing vocals
"Michael Messer is one of the finest slide guitar players on the planet, with stunning rhythm guitarist Ed Genis. This is one of the best guitar blues & roots duos in the world".
Time Out, London.
Michael Messer and Ed Genis first started playing music together in 1983. Since then they have worked on many albums together and toured extensively throughout the world, playing at numerous festivals, theatres, clubs, radio & TV shows. Firmly rooted in Mississippi delta & Chicago blues, this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles. These days Michael Messer & Ed Genis concerts feature a range of material developed over many years of playing music together. The pair have an intuitive rapport with each other on stage. Their show is a relaxed unplugged kind of performance that includes songs from all Michael Messer's albums. "Michael is one of the world's finest slide guitar players and his slick sound is really enhanced by Ed's dexterous mastery of the rhythm guitar".
Michael Messer is a musician with a reputation as the foremost exponent of bottleneck blues in the UK, and on this performance, that reputation was totally merited. In Ed Genis he has a more than able second guitar player, whose versatility as a support was superior to some lead players. This was an excellent performance by two musicians at the top of their game.
Bill Smith, Blues In Britain