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Amelia Islander

Chicago Blues Night on April 29

Mar 18, 2016 02:00AM
The Amelia Island Blues Society is happy to announce their sponsorship again this year with the 2016 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival with "Chicago Blues Night" on Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. with the performance of award winning Mud Morganfield, eldest son of Blues legend Muddy Waters. Mr. Morganfield first arrived at the Amelia Island Blues Festival in 2013 as the headliner just after the release of his 'Son of the Seventh Son' album. Not only does he resemble his dad physically, he delivered a lyric in the same unique charismatic way committed completely to his craft. Equally as impressive is how humble and kind he is and how grateful he is to be the son of Muddy Waters. He makes it his mission with every performance to entertain his audience while keeping his father’s music alive along with forging his own song writing mark.

Mud Morganfield has won the 2013 Blues Blast Magazine Award and the 36th Annual, 2015 Blues Music Award for his CD "For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters" in the 'Traditional Blues Album' category. He also headlined the 2015 Chicago Blues Festival celebrating the 100th birthday of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. After his performance on Amelia Island he returns to London, where he has performed many venues including the Royal Albert Hall and has added fans across Europe. After his trip across the pond, Mud will be in Memphis, Tennessee for the annual 2016 Blues Music Awards on May 5. The following night Mud Morganfield will be appearing as headlining star of "Ghost of the Blues at the historic Orpheum Theatre on Beal Street, produced by Jeff Malone and Randy Knight. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Blues Foundation to assist aging Blues artists. “ I'm not Muddy Waters and I am certainly not trying to be,” states Mud. “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 round the world.” For more information visit the Amelia Island Blues Society’s Facebook page.