WITH JOHN O'LEARY & ALAN GLENN ALL STARS
The 4th Annual Tribute to MUDDY
WATERS is a timely reminder of the Father of modern Chicago Blues and
the later catalyst for the British Rock/Blues explosion.
It's 18 years since he passed and an amazing 53 years since he first came to the UK. Ranked 17th in the Rolling Stone ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’, Muddy was a much bigger influential figure than mere statistics could ever reflect.
The Stones took their name from him, and he influenced a new generation of rock bluesers from Cream, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers, Humble Pie, Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Steve Winwood, Paul Rogers, and even AC/DC to his contemporaries like BB King, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
Muddy Waters will never be forgotten simply because his music lives in the live music of today, but John O’Leary and Alan Glen’s All Stars continue to shine a light on one of the giants of the blues genre.
This year's MUDDY WATERS TRIBUTE features
John O'Leary, harp (Savoy Brown/Mainsqueeze)
Alan Glenn, guitar/harp (The Yardbirds/Nine Below Zero/Lil Axe)
Gordon Smith, vox/guitar (British Blues Legend)
Paul Cox, vox (Frankie Miller's Full House/Darts)
Lorna Fothergill, vocals (Funky Dory/Northsyde)
Jules Fothergill, guitar (Funky Dory/Northsyde)
Laurie Garnham, vocals (The Yardbirds)
Bob Haddrell, keyboards (The Barcodes)
Dino Coccia, drums/percussions (The Barcodes)
Glyn Evans, bass
And other guests to be announced
"It's going to be years and years before most people realize how greatly he contributed to American music". – BB KING
“He was was a profound guitar player, deep and simple...
more country blues transposed to the electric guitar, the kind of playing that
enhanced the lyrics, gave profundity to the words themselves” - Guitar