Portrait offers fourteen powerful numbers by Muddy Water’s eldest son, Mud Morganfield, including two previously unreleased songs.
Surrounded by a constellation of first-rate blues musicians, all tracks on Portrait have been remastered especially for this first Mud Morganfield album on Delmark Records, the oldest continuously operating blues and jazz independent record label in the US.
Rick Kreher, who played guitar on all the tracks, had this to say: “Mud Morganfield has grown into a superstar on the blues circuit. Certainly, there will be comparisons to his dad, but that can be expected and rightly so. Mud comes as close to the Muddy experience as one can get. He will always pay tribute to his dad with the Chicago blues ensemble sound that Muddy created. But Mud was also brought up musically when soul, Motown and R&B ruled the world. Mud played bass and performed with bands playing the hits of that era. This, along with his blues pedigree, has influenced Mud’s own songwriting skills, which are constantly evolving.”
Mullti-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of blues music. Acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability, the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in the best of traditions of Chicago Blues, and he’s also a writer of great new songs and is backed by some of the best musicians playing today.
“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,” said Morganfield in a statement.