"Michael Pollitt ..sure is an interesting fellow."- Matt Fredrick, PBS
As Mr Black & Blues, he beat out Russell Morris and Paul Kelly to be Rhythms Magazine Australian Artist of the Year in 2013/14 with a swag of local and international awards and festival appearances, and two independently produced #1 Australian Blues Roots Airplay Chart albums.
No other artist has had two #1 records in the same year or two albums in the top #15 at the same time in Australian chart history which led Jeff Jenkins (Inpress, ABC) to describe him as a "brilliant player.. a remarkable album. And it heralds the arrival of a new blues star”.