Old-School Blues | Blacksburg, VA | 540.392.9291

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Howlin' Mudbellies


The Muds

The Mudbellies are old-school blues.  Rhythmic, percussive, shaking and grooving blues, from the deep south country to the rockin' city.  Picking, slide, and finger style acoustic guitar, Dobro, thumping bass, and sometimes added kick of drums and harmonica.  Covering a wide range of styles and eras from Delta, Piedmont, Chicago, and Texas blues styles by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Elmore James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf and Leadbelly.

"What's a mudbelly?”

Mythical slimy lizard-like fish that crawls out of the muddy swamps when the moon is full, oozing eerie mating calls. 
You don't believe me?