Late Night: The Return of Micki Free
Chances are you've heard MICKI FREE play guitar before--and remembered it, even if you didn't know it was him. It might have been on Shalamar's Top 20 smash "Dancing in the Sheets" from the Footloose soundtrack, or its Grammy Award-winning "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills" from Beverly Hills Cop. Or maybe it was with Crown of Thorns, the hard-hitting band he and the Plasmatics' Jean Beauvoir fronted during the early '90s. Or perhaps it was on albums by Janet Jackson and Wendy O Williams. Suffice to say the guy's been around awhile. And now, after five years of making award-winning and spiritually enriching Native American flute music, FREE is back and rockin' with AMERICAN HORSE, a fierce thoroughbred of an album whose 11 tracks remind us of the singular musical talent he possesses.