The Gov Presents
Spend some time listening to the music of Mud Morganfield and you’ll hear something familiar. And it all makes sense when you connect the dots that he’s the eldest son of Blues great McKinley Morganfield, otherwise known as Muddy Waters.
Mud Morganfield grew up surrounded by music, and particularly the Blues, and he’s played music all of his life, starting with the drums his dad gave him as a child, then moving on to the bass guitar.
Possessing a baritone voice very much like his father’s, and blessed with similar vocal phrasing and a sense of how to command a stage, Morganfield cut his teeth on the southside of Chicago and soon became a popular draw on the Blues club and festival circuit; mixing both original songs and Muddy Waters classics into his live sets.
Morganfield has described the resemblance of the tone and timbre of his voice to that of his father’s voice as a double-edged sword. The similarity is evident in For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters, an album on which Morganfield performs several Muddy Waters songs. This album won a Blues Music Award in the ‘Traditional Blues Album’ category in 2015.
Morganfield’s inclusion of Muddy Waters songs in his performance is a way of singing his love and pride of his father. He says,
“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.”
Mud is a dynamic performer and entertainer that can command the stage, engage the crowd, and wow them with some of the best true Chicago Blues they have ever seen.
+ Special Guest The Tesky Brothers
The Gov | Fri 7 Apr
Tickets: $35 + Booking Fee | $70 dinner & show (2 course)
Doors open @ 6pm for dinner| 7:30 pm GA