Today, January 31st, 2024, marks a significant milestone in the world of blues and music as a whole. Charlie Musselwhite, a legend in his own right, turns 80. As we at Grateful Web join the chorus of admirers celebrating this day, it's a moment to reflect on the incredible journey and impact of a musician who has not just lived the blues but also reshaped its boundaries.
On December 15, 2022, blues icon Charlie Musselwhite was honored with the coveted Charles Cros Academy Grand Prix Blues Award for his Grammy Award-nominated Alligator Records album, Mississippi Son. The Grand Prix Awards for Jazz, Blues and Soul Favorites were announced on France Musique (French national radio) on Alex Dutilh's Open Jazz show. The full list of jazz and soul winners can be found here.
Mississippi Son, the new Alligator Records album from Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, was released today, June 3, 2022, on both CD and translucent blue vinyl LP. To celebrate, Musselwhite has released a recently-filmed video of a live solo acoustic performance of his original composition Blues Up The River from the new album. Shot by master videographer Jon R.
Mojo Monday & KWVH 94.3 Special Broadcast Featuring Artists Performing at Blues From The Top Music Festival
Mojo Monday blues radio show and KWVH 94.3 FM present a Special Broadcast featuring artists performing at the 20th Anniversary Blues From The Top Music Festival in Winter Park, Colorado, airing Monday, June 6 from 8pm-10pm Central Time (BFTT special re-broadcasts Thursday, June 9 from 12Noon-2PM. Listen/Stream the show 24/7 at www.KWVH.org through June 13.
Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite will release Blues Gave Me A Ride, the first single from his upcoming album, Mississippi Son, on Friday, May 6. “Blues tells the truth in a world that’s full of lies,” Musselwhite sings in the original song -- on which he also plays guitar and harmonica -- and is at once telling his own story and plainly summing up the genre’s timelessness.
With Park City Song Summit, organizers have set out to accomplish one thing over the course of September 7-10: redefine the live music experience.
Live performances are a major ingredient of the Song Summit, but this intimate mountain retreat for music lovers orbits around the minute details of the creative process itself—the why and how music comes about, struggles and breakthroughs alike—in an open dialog with the finest songcrafters of our modern age.
Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite will release Mississippi Son, his new Alligator Records CD and LP, on Friday, June 3. Musselwhite is renowned worldwide as a master harmonica player, a seasoned, truth-telling vocalist and an original songwriter rooted deep within the blues tradition. As many of his fans know, he’s also a country blues guitarist of great depth, warmth and subtlety.
A musically diverse and adventurous lineup featuring Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Gov’t Mule, Larkin Poe, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musslewhite, Sue Foley, Southern Hospitality, Eddie 9V, Bette Smith, Southern Avenue, and the Emma Marie Band, will all be performing at the 20th Anniversary Blues From The Top Music Festival presented by the Grand County Blues Society, taking place at Rendezvous Event Center, 78821 US Hwy 40, Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, 2022. VIP and General Admission Festival tickets priced from $55 (
Beginning in 1960, Arhoolie Records gathered and shared a wide swath of one of America’s most precious artifacts, its roots music. The Arhoolie Foundation continues to steward this great legacy, and on March 26th at 6 pm (Pacific) will celebrate with a streaming 75-minute video, “The Arhoolie Awards,” which will feature archival footage, contemporary performances by some wonderful newcomers, the warm presence of host Charlie Musselwhite, and awards to groups and indi