Born in St. Paul on the banks of the Mississippi River and raised on Tybee Island, Georgia, Mudcat began engaging audiences while traveling and busking on the sidewalks and at fairs throughout the US. Mudcat has apprenticed under many American musical pioneers, including Frank Edwards, Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant, Neal Pattman, Dickey Betts, and Taj Mahal. Carrying a robust repertoire full of original creations and American treasures, he introduces audiences to a diverse array of Southern music, evident through his 10 CD releases.
This perpetually youthful musician in the wide-brim fedora is a fixture at the blues club, where he can usually be found fingerpicking the guitar strings Piedmont style or playing a smoking slide. To catch him in action, especially on a weekend night when he’s backed by a full band, is a quintessential Atlanta experience that leaves clubgoers sweaty and exhausted from their workout on the dance floor.
Mudcat is a self-taught musician honed his craft busking on street corners and ferries from New York to New Orleans, and has gone on to tour Europe and play with greats like Dickey Betts, Taj Mahal and Derek Trucks. But perhaps his greatest influence as an Atlanta institution is his role as an ambassador for bridging the contemporary blues scene with the legacy of its forebears.
Hosted by: George Price
Doors open at 6:30pm. Showtime: 7:30pm Admission: $20. Jam Session to Follow