Don’t miss Chicago Blues with Mud Morganfield tonight

Whatever you’re planning to do tonight, cancel it and head to Ventnor instead. Mud Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters, is bringing his band to the Winter Gardens for a night of Chicago Blues.

mud morganfield looking blue


Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the undisputed king of the Blues Muddy Waters, has been delivering charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order around the world. Audiences from Russia, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Denmark Spain and Mexico have experienced the “Mud effect”.

This son and 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 looks and sounds strikingly like his old man, so much so that one of his father’s former sidemen said,

“It’s like watching a ghost in the flesh!”

Got his mojo working
Mud however also has his own very individual mojo working and is touring with the UK’s very own top blues talent – West Weston: harp, Ronni Buysack-Boysen: guitar, Ian Jennings: double bass and Mike Hellier: drums.

His most recent album “For Pops” was recorded as a tribute to his late father and he will be performing tracks from this and his earlier album “Son of the Seventh Son” (which won the Living Blues “album of the year” in 2013) as part of the concert.

Tickets are £17.50 and available to reserve by calling the Box Office on (01983) 475277.

In the meantime, here’s something to whet your appetite.

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Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 2:21pm



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