Events: Mud Morganfield confirmed for "Later with Jools Holland"|
Posted Nov 16, 2012 - 01:18 PM
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Mud Morganfield set to Appear on BBC Two’s Acclaimed Music TV Series, "Later with Jools Holland", airing in the UK on November the 20th and 23rd...
Photo by Ken Ansted. From Left to right: Ronni Busack-Boysen, Mud Morganfield, Mike Hellier, Steve "West" Weston, Ian Jennings, Eric Ranzoni.
Cornish Blues music agency, Movinmusic, is pleased to announce that it has confirmed the Mud Morganfield (Eldest Son of Muddy Waters) Band to appear on BBC Two’s flagship music TV programme, “Later with Jools Holland,” airing in the UK on Tuesday the 20th and Friday the 23rd November. Chicago-based Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of blues icon Muddy Waters and bears a striking vocal and physical resemblance to his illustrious father. He has toured all over the world spreading the gospel of blues just like his daddy did.
The invitation to play on the long-running TV show came from the host, Jools Holland, after he recently joined Mud and his band onstage at the London Blues Festival for a fantastic rendition of Mud’s father's signature song, “Got My Mojo Working.”
“I am ever so grateful for the blessing,” said Mud Morganfield about being on the TV show. “Here I find myself again in a great moment of my life. I am thrilled and overwhelmed, to say the least, to appear on the Jools Holland show. This is what an artist lives for: awards, write-ups in magazines, being on stage with great people and having fun in the blues. To add to all these great things, I represent the blues that my farther passed down to me. I thank Mr. Holland and everyone else who made this happen.”
The BBC TV appearance is part of Mud Morganfield’s upcoming UK November tour that will see him backed by some of England’s top blues talent: West Weston - harp, Ronni Buysack-Boysen - guitar, Ian Jennings - double bass, Eric Ranzoni – keyboards, and Cornwall’s Mike Hellier on drums. Mike, who's lived in Cornwall since 1986, is a well known figure on the blues circuit and has played drums for many great artists. He's said that it's a great honour to be invited to play on Later with Jools Holland and especially with the fact that Jools will be joining the band for a song.
Morganfield continues to be on a major roll since the March, 2012, release of his new album, Son of the Seventh Son, which was recently one of the big winners at the Fifth Annual Blues Blast Music Awards, getting the nod for “Traditional Blues CD of the Year” and also winning the “Sean Costello Rising Star Award” in recognition of his achievements this year. It’s the latest accolade for the blues singer, who also recently appeared on the cover of Living Blues magazine and guested onstage with TV actor-cum-bluesman Hugh “House” Laurie.
For more information on Mud Morganfield visit the Movinmusic Agency website.