MUD MORGANFIELD A tribute to Gerard Tickets £20
17 January 2019
Mud now tours with his band in much larger venues, but wanted to play for 'my friend Gerard'
We have already received enquiries about the gig. Although there may be a few tickets 'on the door', we highly recommend buying your tickets (£20) in advance via the paypal link at the bottom of this page
Mud "Larry" Morganfield is of course the eldest son of Muddy Waters and Mildred McGee, born in 1954 and was raised by her mother and often heard the nicknames of "Muddy," "Muddy Jr.," and "Little Muddy." But he prefers Mud Morganfield.
Mud looks frighteningly similar to his old man and a voice to match. Those who witnessed his first 2 'Sold out' Shakedown appearances, well remember how he unleashed a 'Mannish Boy' on the audience. Incredible.
Expect songs from his fine album 'They Call Me Mud'(2018), the 'For Pops' album with Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and his 2012 triumph 'Son of the Seventh son'.
Mud will have his own touring band with him, including on Harp, Steve 'West' Weston, who played with Mud on his first ever Shakedown appearance back in 2007 and played Harp on the the 2014 'Going Back Home' collaboration of Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. He is a brilliant exponent of Chicago style Harp
Gerard's vision of connecting people with the real blues, was quite unique and his passion for talking about the artists and their music knew no bounds. Sadly, Gerard will not be here to enjoy the gig ...or 'concert' as he always reminded me to call them.
Having Muddy Waters' eldest son come back to Shakedown seems like just the right tribute.
Martin, Ian & Charlie