Charlie Musselwhite

(USA)  Blues

Charlie Musselwhite, a man "born in Mississippi and raised up in Tennessee" keeps it real with rough-hewn, tough songs; raw, passionate music from a howlin' blues legend who's still invigorated by a youthful spirit.

Charlie's mix of wild country abandon, seasoned by years of playing urban electric blues in Chicago spurred Ben Harper, Tom Waits and Gov't Mule to welcome him onto their stages and records. That same brash, blues/rock rebel vibe was Dan Aykroyd's inspiration for his Elwood Blues persona, and it's what has won Musselwhite a pile of blues awards and earned the admiration and respect of his own heroes.

His songs, rooted in the storied Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, range from upbeat jewels to socially-conscious songs that paint stark, honest tributes to the downtrodden.

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