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2010 Blues Fest -- “Pretty Close to Pop”: Mud Morganfield (Friday, 7 p.m., Bandshell)
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

2010-06-23 11:48:00

Mud Morganfield

Mud Morganfield has this to say about being the son of Muddy Waters, who also sired (in a less literal way) Chicago blues: "It's a curse, and then sometimes it's a blessing. Because people begin to compare you."

Don't feel too sorry for Morganfield, though. His career is built on re-creating the Muddy Waters sound, and he's almost begging for the comparison.

"I wanted to represent my dad's music, and what he stood for," Morganfield said in a recent phone interview. "It came natural to me. ... People think maybe I was somewhere in the basement studying it, and listening to recordings. You can't get that close with that. I do what I do because I'm his son. That's just all there is to it."

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