Blues at the Crossroads Two
(2012/2013 Performing Arts)
Blues at the Crossroads Two: Muddy and The WolfThe Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, with James Cotton, Jody Williams, Bob Margolin and Tinsley Ellis“Muddy’s music was the first that got to me and it remains some of the most important music in my life today.” – Eric Clapton“As a performer, Wolf pioneered the extreme stage tactics and extroverted style that have been the hallmark of the rock and roll spirit.” – Jon Landau, former Rolling Stone criticAfter a wildly successful tour with the Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts, Blues at the Crossroads returns to celebrate two late blues legends: Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Both musicians vied for the title “father of modern Chicago Blues” and are considered the key bluesmen who inspired Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and others in the 1960s British blues explosion. Though friends, Muddy and “The Wolf ” were professional rivals and constantly tried to outdo each other, going on to create classics of the genre, such as “Spoonful,” “Rolling Stone” and “Smokestack Lightning.”Available on The Blues Sessions series
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