Big Bill Morganfield
The Rising Son
by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
Big Bill Morganfield was recently at Boulder Station in support of his new CD, Ramblin' Mind. It is a mixture of old and new blues that gives his guitar and booming voice a chance to shine. His delivery and playing can easily fill your home or a club. Big Bill preformed classics such as Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City" and Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man", which was a hit for his father Muddy Waters. He dedicated it "for my daddy up in blues heaven."
Morganfield played a number of songs from his new release. Songs like "Highway 69" and "What's The Matter" sounded great with his road band which this time around was without his friend, and former Muddy Waters' band member, Bob Margolin. His songs "Troubles" and the title song "Ramblin' Mind" were excellent examples of his slide guitar work.
Big Bill may be the son of a blues legend but his CDs Ramblin Mind, Rising Son, and his performance at the Railhead, show us that someday he will be a legend in his own right.
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright © 2001-2003 Moondog Productions
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