Delmark Records, the oldest continuously operating blues & jazz independent record label in the US, announces a major addition to its roster: Mud Morganfield, Muddy Waters‘ eldest son. Morganfield’s first release on Delmark will be a digital single entitled “Praise Him”. The song, written and composed by the artist, will appear before September 1st.
Multi-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues, but he is also a writer of great new songs and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability,
Mud’s latest album, They Call Me Mud, was released on March 9, 2018, enjoying extensive airplay and great reviews.
Mud’s award-winning album, Son of the Seventh Son, was launched in 2012 and earned great reviews. The album was nominated in the Best Album and the Traditional Blues Male Artist Album categories of the 2013 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards. In 2014, Mud’s collaboration with Kim Wilson, the album For Pops, attracted more critical acclaim and awards.
“Praise Him” – Lyrics and Music by Mud Morganfield
Mud Morganfield: “I’ve done and seen many things in my life. From drugs to gang wars, to hustling the streets. I not only have a duty but a responsibility to tell you all that I am a walking testimony to what God can do.”
Vocals: Mud Morganfield
Guitar work: Rick Kreher & Mike Wheeler
Bass: Mud Morganfield
Drums and shaker: Cameron Lewis
Keys: Luca Chiellini
Choir singers: Felicia Collins, Shantina Lowe, Demetrius Hall
Engineer Blaise Barton – Joyride Studios
Written, Composed and Produced by Mud Morganfield
*Feature image: Mud Morganfield at Delmark’s studio, with label President Julia A. Miller and Artistic Director Elbio Barilari