London Blues Week 2019: MUD MORGANFIELD a.k.a. Muddy Waters Jr.+ Bruce Mississippi Johnson

SAT, 19th JAN 2019

7.30pm - 11.00pm

£27.50 adv + bf / £22.50 (early bird) adv + bf


AGMP presents

MUD MORGANFIELD a.k.a. Muddy Waters Jr.


+ special guest Bruce Mississippi Johnson

Muddy Waters’ eldest son flies in from Chicago to close the third London Blues Week.

Mullti-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues, but he is also a writer of great new songs and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability,

Mud’s latest album, They Call Me Mud, was released on March 9, 2018, and is getting extensive airplay and great reviews.

Born in Starkville, Mississippi and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bruce was heavily influenced by his father’s love of classic Soul and R&B. He started his career with a 7-year period in the US Marine Corps before ending his enlistment whilst stationed in Paris. Finding himself in a city full of music and nightlife he made the decision to make singing his full-time profession and has, as they say, never looked back. He began to showcase his talent in various Paris venues and it wasn’t long before this charismatic, six foot four inch, singer with the effortlessly soulful bass-baritone voice was being noticed for his unique sound and style. With his reputation on the rise, he branched out and formed his own funk band that was to go on and win the Jack Daniel’s music competition in Bordeaux, judged by the late, great Nina Simone.
Since then, Bruce has worked with legendary blues bassist Big Joe Turner (BB King, Albert King), appeared on the French version of “The Voice” and recorded with one of France’s leading “Rat Pack” ensembles, Forever Gentlemen, with whom he has appeared on two CD’s, the first, released in October 2013, going triple platinum and the second CD “Forever Gentlemen 2” being released in October 2014 to considerable acclaim.
His current album, “That’s the Deal, Baby” has been extremely well received by listeners and critics alike, earning him, amongst many other plaudits, the 2017 Living Blues Critic’s Award, “Artist Deserving More Attention”