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Big Bill Morganfield

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Big Bill Morganfield

Big Bill Morganfield, the son of McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters), has emerged in the past few years as one of the top blues talents in America. Bill has played all over the world in the past 15 years, bringing pure joy to those who have had the pleasure of seeing one of his live performances.

Many men try to fill their father's shoes when they join the family business. Few, however, must prove they are up to the task in front of an audience as large as the one that watched Big Bill Morganfield come into his own.

In 2013 Big Bill won a Jus' Blues Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Artist". Also in 2013, Big Bill was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in St. Louis MO. as a "Master Blues Artist".

When asked about his brand of blues, Bill exclaims, “I play real blues. Nothing but real blues and I play it with my heart, my soul and a little bit of Mud grease.”

"The similarity between Bill Morganfield's voice and his father's is uncanny" -Living Blues Magazine, Issue #246, Volume 47, #6. December 2016, by David Whiteis

Big Bill's story is simply a great success story. Many have dreams, but so few have what it takes to make that dream a reality. But, hard work, burning desire, perseverance, and strong religious convictions gave him the strength and focus needed to fulfill his dreams.

Multi-Award Winning Blues Artist

  • W.C. Handy Award Winner ~ Best New Artist
  • Hall of Fame Inductee ~ Master Blues Artist
  • 2013 Jus' Blues Award ~ Best Contemporary Blues Artist
  • 2015 Georgia Music Legend Award
  • 2016 Jus' Blues Award~Muddy Waters Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2018 Atlanta Legends Of The Blues Award

Big Bill Morganfield accepts The Blues Foundation's
1999 W.C. Handy Award for Best New Artist.

Discography

  • Rising Son April 6, 1999, Blind Pig Records
    Won W.C. Handy Award for Best New Artist - #1 On Living Blues Charts.
  • Ramblin’ Mind February 13, 2001, Blind Pig Records
  • Blues In The Blood September 16. 2003, Blind Pig Records
  • Born Lover July 7, 2009, Black Shuck Records
  • Blues With A Mood February 13, 2013
  • Bloodstains On The Wall October 10, 2016

Other Album, Motion Picture and TV Appearances

  • Shots Fired Fox TV Series- 2017. Guest appearance on episode 2 & 4. Two songs, Hold Me Baby and Hot Love, used by the TV Series.
  • Banshee Cinemax TV Series. Big Bill appears in Season 4, episode 8 as himself and pens two tunes used on the series, Evil and Strong Love
  • The Best of Jazz Live vol. 1 A compilation of the best performances from the Jazz Live radio program broadcast out of San Diego, CA
  • Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary Collection 33 audio and 6 video treasures from Blind Pig's illustrious history - musical moments that are polished, timeless, and rare as pearls.
  • A Love Song For Bobby Long The soundtrack to Shainee Gabel's directorial debut, A Love Song for Bobby Long.
  • If This Is Love, I'd Rather Have The Blues Wry tales of sweet love gone sour from the vaults of Blind Pig Records.

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