MudSlide Charley creates a powerful and seminal expression of 21st century blues. With our soul firmly planted in the dirt of the Mississippi Delta, we weave together Blues, Hip Hop and early R&B into the fabric of our sound, to write and perform songs that exude emotional fervor, and joyous spontaneity.
Simultaneously brash and playful these blues tell vital stories full of danger, longing, sexuality, and hope. Loaded with groove and Inspired by the patchwork of American roots music, MudSlide Charley’s brand of gut-bucket blues and ramshackle soul is as authentic as it is original and will surely make you dance.
In November, 2014, MudSlide Charley released their 3rd (and best) CD, New & Used. It is the culmination of a year of work in the studio, on stage, and in rehearsal, honing an artistic statement that is original, yet firmly rooted in the delta blues, R&B, and Americana that formed the musical personality of the band.
MudSlide Charley consists of Marco Littig, guitar and vocals, Emi Kodama, vocals, Tahj Kjelland, bass and vocals, Roger Moquin, drums and vocals, and Phil Hamilton, harmonicas and saxophones.