April 1, 1957 - June 24, 2009

THE WORLDS "ONLY"
ONE HANDED, ONE HOOKED PIANO PLAYER EXTRAORDINAIRE'

The Happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the
absensce but the master of his passions.

It is with great sorrow we share that Mike passed away peacefully
early morning. (Wed. June 24th) Lois, Mark and Donna
would like to thank everyone for there support and prayers
for Mike. The family looks forward to sharing our memories
of Mike with everyone as we mourn his passing and
celebrate his life in the coming days.

Thank you all. On behalf of Mark, Donna and Lois.
Deutsch Family

Email: Deutsch Family

Twin Cities bluesman Mike 'The Hook' Deutsch Dies at 52
With just one hand, 'The Hook' kept the music going

Listen to Hook's MP3 Clips

Check Out Hook's Documentary

Hook's MySpace Page

Purchase Hook's Solo CD

Michael the"Hook" Deutsch - Blues/Jazz Piano Extraordinaire'

*** AWARDS *** and *** GRANTS ***

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2002 - Jerome Foundation/V. S. A. Arts of MN. - (Artist Recognition Grant)

1996 - Jerome Foundation/V.S.A. Arts of MN. - (Emerging Artist Grant)

1992 - MN. State Arts Board - Folk Arts Directory Listing

1992 - Living Blues Reader's Award - Best Blues Song "A Good Woman is Hard to Find"and the Album of the same name was runner-up for Best

Blues Album of 1992 in the Living Blues Critic Poll. (Session-man with Percy Strother)

1990 - 5 - Nominations MN.Music Awards, Best Blues Singles of the Year.

3 - Awarded. (Session man with Rockin' Daddy and the Roughcuts,

Laverne "Lady Blue" Johnson, and Sonny "Catdaddy" Rodgers

1990 - W.C. HANDY AWARD WINNER - BEST BLUES SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Piano on the Sonny "Catdaddy" Rodgers Record

"THEY CALL ME THE CATDADDY"

**(Big Leg Woman / Cadillac Baby) **

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