Larry "MuD" Morganfield

Chicago born and raised, muli-award winning bluesman Larry "Mud" Morganfield is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. Mud Morganfield has headlined and performed at festivals and concert venues all around the world!

Bio

Naturally, Mud, the eldest son of legendary bluesman "Muddy Waters", was drawn to music at an early age. He learned to make the best of his famous father's hectic touring schedule, seeing Muddy only during brief respites at home in Chicago. Ever the devoted father, Muddy bought his son a drum set every Christmas, which Mud learned to play at age seven.

Later, he switched to bass guitar while delving into songwriting. Mud and his younger brother, noted blues singer and guitarist "Big" Bill Morganfield, entertained the idea of becoming professional musicians after Muddy's death in 1983. Blues fans were introduced to Mud at a tribute concert to his father in 2007, but his performance at the Chicago Blues Festival that same year brought him instant recognition.

Mud composed most of the songs on his award-winning album Son Of The Seventh Son, including "Blues In My Shoes." He also performs the Muddy Waters tune, "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had."

According to producer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, the CD "brings you the great Mud Morganfield in all his glory." It was recorded in Chicago and features some of the city's top Blues musicians.

In 2014, Mud's new album, For Pops, recorded in tribute to his late father, together with fabulous Thunderbirds frontman, Kim Wilson, sees him make a very personal statement about his roots.

Mud's travels are taking him and his music worldwide, with appearances in the biggest festivals and venues, such as the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the Royal Albert Hall Blues Fest in London, England, and on to iconic TV shows such as Later… with Jools Holland on BBC TV in the UK, plus featuring in a TV documentary by a modern Bluesman of international fame, Hugh Laurie, with whom he has also appeared on stage in Chicago.

Mud is taking his surge in popularity in stride, "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," he says.

Mud's newest CD, "They Call Me Mud" will hit the streets on Marh 3, 2018! Click here for a sample...

Quotes

"He's the closest thing to Muddy I have ever heard. A real chip off the ole block. He’s got the genes. His pipes are just like Muddy. I heard him sing Elevate Me Mama and I got chills up my back." – Paul Oscher – Muddy Waters’ harp player 1967-1971

"Mud Morganfield is a modern miracle. Its as if his father, the great Muddy Waters, is still with us through his son. Mud has it all; the voice, the persona, the swagger, the earnest humility and the desire. He can recreate the spirit of his dad and still maintain his own individuality through his great original songs. I have the privilege of working with Mud as a producer, harmonica player and a trusted friend and adviser. I put my bet on Mud Morganfield as we watch his career blossom and his popularity grow. Go Mud!" – Producer and Harmonica player Bob Corritore

"I've known Mud Morganfield since he was born, I am his godfather. It is good to see him where he belongs, on the stage carrying on in the tradition of his father, Muddy Waters. I've played with both of them now and Mud looks and sounds like Muddy almost to the point of it being spooky! I know he'll do well and I look forward to playing with him again in the future.” – James Cotton – Former Muddy Waters Harmonica player

Discography

Albums:

  • They Call Me Mud (2018)
  • For Pops (2014)
  • Son Of The Seventh Son (2012)
  • Fall Waters Fall (2008)

Awards

Blues Music Awards:

  • Winner for Traditional Blues Album - For Pops (2015)
  • Nominee for Traditional Blues Male Artist (2013)
  • Nominee for Traditional Blues Album- Son of the Seventh Son (2013)
  • Nominee for Blues Album of the Year- Son of the Seventh Son (2013)

Blues Blast Music Awards:

  • Winner of the Sean Costello Rising Star Award (2012)
  • Winner for Traditional Blues CD Of The Year - Son Of The Seventh Son (2012)
  • Winner for Traditional Blues Album - For Pops (2015)

Jus' Blues Awards:

  • Muddy Waters Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)

Independent Blues Awards:

  • Traditional Blues Band of the Year Award (2018)

Living Blues Awards:

  • Winner for Traditional Blues Album - Son of the Seventh Son (2013)