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Mud Morganfield to Headline the Amelia Island Blues Festival

Sep 06, 2013 02:00AM
The Amelia Island Blues Festival features descendants from two blues legends this year, with Claudette King, youngest daughter of B.B. King, performing at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, and headliner Mud Morganfield, the oldest son of Muddy Waters, with his show, beginning at 6:45 p.m., just in time for a perfect sunset over the harbor. Morganfield, eldest son of the undisputed King of the Blues, has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. Stunning audiences everywhere, Morganfield looks and sounds strikingly like his old man, so much so, that one of his dad’s former sidemen said “It’s like watching a ghost in the flesh!” Morganfield, however, also has his own very individual mojo working and will be coming to the Amelia Island Blues Festival from his recent European Tour. As Morganfield 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.” The festival begins on Friday evening, September 13. On Saturday, September 14, gates open at 10:30 a.m. – the festival runs all day until 8 p.m. The festivities and music will be located on Front Street at the Harbor, behind Atlantic Seafood. For more information visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com.