“Blues is a state of mind, lifestyle, frame of reference, ideology and indeed a state of being.”

This is where Butch Mudbone lives. A good bluesman must experience and understand the pain and suffering intrinsic to the human condition, then work with it and mold it into a song. This can be done either with writing original material or by interpreting in a personal way the works of former masters, such as Robert Johnson.

To be done right, blues isn’t to be just sung. It’s to be lived.

This is Butch Mudbone’s world. The expression of his blues embraces all of the music’s history which proceeded him. He is equally comfortable in solo performance or with his band, the Wolfpack, who can chum out a searing blues or modem rhythmic funk.

The itinerant bluesman of the past covered a small regional territory. As one of today’s blues Disciples, Mudbone repeatedly has performed in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia and Canada In the United States he has worked venues, such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (28 years), Monterey Jazz Festival, Delta Blues Festival, Tucson Blues Festival, Ojai Bowlful of Blues and the Memphis Blues Festival. He’s opened shows for B.B. King, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton and a host of others.

This album samples the rich and diverse shades of blues in which Mudbone creates his art. It’s an interesting and exciting set of deep and soulful sounds. The current crop of rock musicians clamoring to climb aboard the blues bandwagon will find it impossible to play music like this.

It has to flow from your pores before you can play and sing it out to the people.

This is the artistry of Butch Mudbone.

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Past Performances

European concerts

• France: Antibes, Cannes, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseilles, Nice & Paris
• Germany: Cologne (Koln) & Heidelberg
• Italy: Allesandria, Genoa, Sale & Turin
• The Netherlands (Holland): Amsterdam, Arnhem, Dordretch &Haarlem
• Switzerland: Montreux & Zurich United Czech Republic: Prague

North American concerts

• Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary & Vancouver
• New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (28 years)
• Monterey Jazz Festival (with Johnny Otis Review)
• Hollywood Blues Festival (with Margie Evans)
• Ojai Blues Festival (solo & backed up the Pontiax)
• Tucson Blues Festival (with Margie Evans)
• New Orleans First Annual Po Boy Blues Festival
• Delta Blues Festival, Greenville, Mississippi
• Memphis Blues Festival
• B.B. King Homecoming, Indianola, Mississippi

Opening act for major blues & R&B/Funk artists

B.B. King, James Brown, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Miles, A.C. Reed, Son Seals, Buffy St. Marie & Johnn Winter

Sideman with major blues artists

James Booker, Uncle Bill Crawford, Pee Wee Crayton, Bo Diddley, Margie Evans, John Lee Hooker, Deacon John, Earl King, The Dixie Kups, Furry Lewis, Professor Long Hair, Percy Mayfield, Charles Neville, Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Sunnyland Slim, George Harmonica Smith, Babe Stovall, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, Joe Louis Walker, Smokey Wilson & Phillip Walker

Television

• “911 Blues from the Delta” (with Isaac Hayes & Albert
King)
• “The Midnite Special” (with the Canaligators) [nationwide
USA]
• CBS Contemporary Art Center New Orleans (with Charles Neville & The Wild Tchoupitoulas) [nationwide USA]
• Quaker Oats Granola Bar commercial [nationwide USA]
• KAL, Korean Airlines Commercial [Asian TV]
• Jack Barry Production [Los Angeles area cable]

Video

• “Cocaine Blues” [documentary- Barbour/Langley
Productions]
• “Venice, America” [documentary- African Family Films]
• “Living the Blues” [documentary- African Family Films]

Radio

• VPRO Radio (Holland/The Netherlands)
• KCRW (Santa Monica)
• KFAT (Palo Alto)
• KPFK (Los Angeles) with Cash McCall
• KUNM (Albuquerque)
• KUSB (Santa Barbara) with Greg Drust
• WEVL (Memphis)

Discography

• “Down in Louisiana” (Luke Fontana Productions)
• “Electric Bill” (with Willie Dixon and Uncle Bill Crawford)
• “Mean ‘N Blue” (with Uncle Bill Crawford)
• “Mo Fo’ Da Bone” and “What It Is To Have The Blues”
(produced in Germany and Sweden independently)
• “My Love Is Dangerous” (on cassette and CD)
• “Closer 2 Da Bone”
• “End of the Trail”