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de Jong, Michael, The Great Illusion

Michael de Jong was born in France in 1945, his father was a Dutchman, his mother a French Basque woman. After the war, they moved to the Netherlands and later emigrated to the US in 1950. In 1965 he moved to Detroit and became a regular at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. Between 1970 and 1974 he toured the US ending up in New Orleans often sharing the stage with Professor Longhair or The Neville Brothers. For the next 10 years he lived in San Francisco and played with or supported artists like Jerry Garcia, Paul Butterfield, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Maria Muldaur, Country Joe, Charlie Musselwhite, Albert King and many others. During a sabbatical 'waiting for the cosmic dice to roll', he recorded his latest album The Great Illusion. One man and his guitar in 12 bare to the bone songs recorded in a Dutch studio.

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