They call me Muddy Wolf!
Joe BonaMassa’s latest release is a unique concert experience - a tribute to blues legends Muddy Waters and howlin’ Wolf. the concert, filmed near Denver in May last year, is now released as a DvD and cD. For Muddy Wolf, songs were carefully selected from the catalogs of howlin’ Wolf, one of chicago’s most influential bluesmen, known for his deep, scratchy voice, and Muddy Waters, considered the father of modern chicago blues.
the concert features a selection of songs from each artist, followed by a 30-minute set of songs from Bonamassa’s own extensive catalogue. the line-up of players is also different from Bonamassa’s touring band, dubbed the Muddy Wolf Band, and includes anton Fig (drums), Michael rhodes (bass), reese Wynans (piano, hammond organ), lee thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements), ron Dziubla (saxophone), nick lane (trombone), Mike henderson (harmonica), and Kirk Fletcher (guitar).
of the experience, a humbled and grateful Bonamassa says: “inspired was the feeling that permeated the camp from the very downbeat. it was the gig of a lifetime for me. What you see on this DvD is what it was like to play in front of the largest audience of my career, playing music that i loved, love, and fell in love with again in a much bigger way than i had before.” check it out!
Bonamassa with horn section