Album Release feature - Mississippi Son - Charlie Musselwhite interview
Shauns' guest on Blues With A Feeling this week is Mississippi born, Memphis raised Grammy Award winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite; who doesn't just sing and play the blues: he is, in every sense of the word, a bluesman.
Over the course of his six decade career, Musselwhite has released nearly 40 albums
He is renowned worldwide as a master harmonica player, a seasoned, truth telling vocalist and an original songwriter rooted deep within the blues tradition. As many of his fans know, he’s also a country blues guitarist of great depth, warmth and subtlety.
On his new Alligator Records release, Mississippi Son, Musselwhite, in addition to playing his famed harmonica, features his guitar work throughout the entire album. On each of Mississippi Son’s 14 songs, including eight powerfully stark originals, Musselwhite’s straight-from-the-soul vocals and melodic blues harmonica playing are the perfect foil to his deceptively simple, hypnotic guitar work.
In this show, Shaun sits down with Charlie to discuss this weeks featured album Mississippi Son and his return to live in Clarksdale plus some unforgettable memories of his life in the blues.