SEVERN RECORDS SIGNS
LARRY “MUD” MORGANFIELD,
SON OF THE LEGENDARY MUDDY WATERS
NEW CD, SON OF THE SEVENTH SON
Severn Records has announced the signing of Larry “Mud” Morganfield, son of the legendary Muddy
Waters, and will release his label debut CD, Son of the Seventh Son, in early 2012.
Recorded in Chicago and produced by Bob Corritore, Son of the Seventh Son features Mud Morganfield’
s earthy, soulful vocals backed by a cadre of blues all-stars, including Kenny Smith on drums, Rick
Kreher and Billy Flynn on guitar, Barrelhouse Chuck on keyboards, E.G. McDaniel on bass, and
Harmonica Hines and Bob Corritore on harp.
“I just couldn’t have done this without those cats, man,” Morganfield told writer Terry Mullins in an
interview published in Blues Blast Magazine. “They brought something to the studio that will forever live
in my heart. It brought out the best in me. It’s a great CD, some of the best work I’ve done so far. It’s got
one great song after another on it.
“There’s two songs of pop’s on there and with anything I do, I’m gonna add pop,” Morganfield said in the
interview. “But the rest of the disc is made up of several songs that I wrote, along with a song that Bob
Corritore wrote and one my good friend Studebaker John wrote. But it’s all got that Muddy style to it,
because that’s who I am. Without me even trying, I come off like the son of Muddy Waters and I’m proud
that it’s like that.”
Chicago-based Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of the blues icon and bears a striking vocal and
physical resemblance to his illustrious father. He has toured all over the word spreading the gospel of
blues just like his daddy did and will support the release of Son of the Seventh Son with tour dates both
in the U.S. and internationally, as well.
For more information on Mud Morganfield, visit www.mudmorganfieldsite.com/ and www.severnrecords.
Muddy Waters or Mud Morganfield? It’s almost impossible to tell. Of course, nothing would please Mud
more than hearing people say he sounds just like his late father "Muddy Waters" on the track “Loco
Motor” from his new album Son Of The Seventh Son.
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, now 57, composed most of the songs on his new 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
Mud is taking his recent 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
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