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Mud Morganfield plays Arlington Arts, Snelsmore, on Saturday. The eldest son of genuine blues legend Muddy Waters, Mud comes with perhaps the finest pedigree in popular music. The proud heir of the King of Chicago blues is blessed with a big and powerful voice that can manage to convey deep emotional resonance on the slow numbers and good old fashioned testosterone laden strut on those classic shuffles.
He's also blessed with a natural sense of showmanship that ensures that audiences fall right into the palm of his hand. He mixes up the sets with his dad's classic songs and his own original material. As Mud puts it:
"I started to sing to show the world that dad left me here. I love and am proud to sing his songs just like I love and will always be proud of him. I'm not Muddy Waters and I'm certainly not trying to be Muddy Waters. I'm Mud Morganfield but when I'm up on stage I always feel pops is there with me and it means so much that I can get on stage and keep his music alive around the world"
He has shared the stage and gained the respect of many of his Dad's ex sidemen and Chicago blues superstars, Buddy Guy, Kenny Big Eyes Smith, Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmie Johnson, Mojo Buford, to name but a few and at The 2009 Chicago Blues Festival he shared vocal duties with his younger brother Big Bill Morganfield in fronting an all-star band including the legendary musicians - Pinetop and Willie Big Eyes Smith to an explosive audience reaction.
Touring the UK with British blues talents of West Weston on harp, Ronni Buysack-Boysen on guitar, Ian Jennings on double bass, Eric Ranzoni on the keys and Mike Hellier on drums, it is set to be an explosive deliverance of electric blues.
Don’t be fooled by all the talk of the blues because by ‘electric’ it means there will be plenty of opportunity for tearing up on the floor.
Tickets, priced just £16 are available from the Box Office on 01635 244246, online via

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