Big Bill Morganfield is the son of McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) and Mary Boggs and has emerged in the past few years as one of the top blues talents in the world. Indeed, Big Bill has toured worldwide in the past 16 years bringing pure joy to those who have had the pleasure of catching his show. Muddy would surely be proud of Bill if he could see how he has become a true, “Keeper Of The Blues Flame.”Bill says, “My guitar is my torch, my soul carries the flame. Make no mistake, I’m a true Bluesman.”
Big Bill appeared on “The David Letterman Show” and on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in support of Tom Waits latest record, “Bad Like Me.” When asked about playing with Tom Waits, Bill says, “I enjoyed backing Tom as he is a true musical genius. It was a great experience for me.”
On another note, Big Bill will be headed to Memphis for the 30th International Blues Challenge on January 22, 23, and 24 of 2014. Lot’s of great talents come from all over the world to participate in this event. This will be Bill’s 3rd year as a judge.
In the past few years we have lost many great musicians. Big Bill has been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to perform with some of them. Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor, Gatemouth Brown, Robert Junior Lockwood, Nappy Brown, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Johnnie Johnson and Richard Bell just to name a few.
Bill Morganfield has also performed with Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Greg Allman, Charlie Musselwhite, Lonnie Mac, Kim Wilson, Paul Oscher, Joe Louis Walker, G.E. Smith, Colin Linden, Taj Mahal, Auggie Myers, James Cotton, Blind Mississippi Morris and many other great musicians.
When asked about his brand of blues, Bill exclaims, “ I play real blues. Nothing but real blues and I play it with my heart, my soul and a little bit of Mud grease.”
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