Join us for a double bill of the world’s best blues guitarists.
Mud Morganfield, first-born son of Muddy Waters – the undisputed King of Blues – was naturally drawn to music from an early age but it wasn’t until three years after his father’s death that he decided to pursue it as a career. He’s been wowing audiences worldwide with his charismatic brand of Chicago blues ever since.
Mud’s list of accolades is long. He won the Sean Costello Rising Star Award in 2012 and received several awards and nominations for his prestigious album of the same year, Son of the Seventh Son, and its 2015 follow up, For Pops. In July 2016 he won the Jus’ Blues Muddy Waters Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mud is a tribute to his father’s memory and a fantastic songwriter in his own right. He’ll spend much of 2017 in the studio working on a new album, but not before doing us the honour of gracing our stage with his talent.
Kirk Fletcher is one of the best blues guitarists in the world. His soulful approach to blues and roots music is modern yet authentic and has won him respect and admiration from peers, fans and critics all around the world.
Raised on gospel and R&B, but equally influenced by the likes of Hendrix and Steely Dan, a rich mix of sounds informs the depth and quality of tone you can hear in both his guitar and his voice today.
Kirk spent three years as lead guitarist for legendary blues-rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds before going solo and has now released one live and three studio albums with a fourth hotly anticipated and on its way. We’re extremely excited to welcome him.
“Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world.” Joe Bonamassa