Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes revered blues legend, Charlie Musselwhite

Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes legendary harmonica player, Charlie Musselwhite to StageOne on Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The Mississippi born Musselwhite is well thought as one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, who is also a respected singer and songwriter, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Musselwhite’s journey through the blues began at his birth in Mississippi and lead him thourgh Memphis, California, and Chicago. He arrived in Chicago in the early sixties, just in time for the epochal blues revival. During the mid-sixties Musselwhite at the age of 22 recorded the landmark Stand Back! Here Comes Charlie Musselwhite’s Southside Band to rave reviews. After a precipitous relocation to San Francisco in during the late 60’s, where his album was being played on underground radio and found the emerging artists welcomed into the counterculture scene around the Fillmore West as an authentic purveyor of the real deal blues, Musselwhite soon was in high demand.

Today having recorded over 20 albums, Musselwhite is at the top of his game as a revered elder statesman of the blues and is nowhere near ready to hang up his harp belt. His depth of expression as a singer and an instrumentalist is only getting deeper and can rightfully lay claim to inheriting the mantle of many of the great harp player of his generation that came before him with music as dark as Mississippi mud or as uplifting as the blue skies of California.

Though the term legendary gets applied to auto-tuned pop stars today, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American classic vernacular music and any fan can see why his legacy goes far beyond having collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits and Eddie Vedder, just to name to name a few.

“The blues sounded like how I felt growing up. Too many people think of the blues as sad, but I think many of these tunes will immediately dispel that notion, as they are fun, dancing tunes that lift your spirits. I often tell people that the blues is your buddy in good times and your comforter in bad times. It empowers you to keep going,” states bluesman extraordinaire Charlie Musselwhite.

Coming now to StageOne in support of his latest release the live and kicking Juke Joint Chapel which showcases five originals and seven choice covers with a stone groove band of Matt Stubbs (guitar), Mike Phillips (bass) and June Core (drums). Fans and blues aficionados get ready to hear Musselwhite’s enormously moving instrumental unfold as he brings his unstoppable rhythm that will lift those in attendance right out of their chair and onto their feet. Hear for yourself as the harp-master flows his bottomless soulful expression, what will combines the emotion of the blues with touching melodies that will put those in attendance into an infectious danceable trance.

So join the Fairfield Theatre Company as they once again, welcome a legendary master musician to their intimate venue for a night of rocking blues that for any fan of music shouldn’t be missed.

For tickets, at $55 in advance with a $5 member discount, visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.

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