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Saturday, May 3 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Muddy Waters; from Mississippi to Chicago

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Muddy Waters changed the course of music. Raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he led the wave of electric blues from the moment he arrived in Chicago. He dominated the club scene, and then with Chess Records, defined what a blues record should be.

Our panelists know Muddy inside and out: Robert Gordon, author of Can’t be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters, the quintessential biography of Muddy Waters; Terry Abramson, author of In the Belly of the Blues, was a friend and Grammy winning songwriter for Muddy Waters; Gary Vincent is a musician and filmmaker working at Ground Zero Blues Club Music, in Clarksdale Mississippi.

The panel is joined by Muddy’s son Larry “Mud” Waters and moderated by Michael Frank CEO of Chicago Blues label Earwig Music Company

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Terry Abrahamson

Grammy Award Winning songwriter, author, playwright, screenwriter. Terry's most recent accolades are for his memoir, In The Belly of the Blues, www.inthebellyoftheblues.com with historic photos of Blues & Rock N' Roll musicians now on exhibit at Chicago's, Blues Heaven Foundation and The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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Robert Gordon

Grammy Award winning writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon has focused on the American south—it’s music, art, and politics—to create an insider’s portrait of his home that is both nuanced and ribald. His first book, It Came From Memphis, careens through the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, riding shotgun with the weirdoes, winos, and midget wrestlers. In 2003, he wrote the definitive biography of blues great Muddy Waters... Read More →
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Gary Vincent

Award Winning, Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Recording Engineer & Editor. Partners with Morgan Freeman in the Clarksdale Sound Stage, & Producer of Down To The Crossroads filmed at the Legendary, Ground Zero (film to be shown at Rosa's Lounge, 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 3rd).


Saturday May 3, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Logan Thtr. Lounge